Improve your English at a World Top 100 University*

The ELA is part of the University of Auckland, which is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities and the highest-ranked university in New Zealand.

*QS World University Rankings 2019

Your Pathway to Success

The ELA provides a wide range of English language programmes, including direct university pathways, Academic English, General English, group courses, and teacher-training courses. There are a number of advantages to learning English at a world class university in a top ranked city.*

* Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Survey 2019.


General English

Improve your everyday English skills with a key focus on communication

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Academic English

Prepare for university studies or your future career

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Pathway Programmes

Gain direct acceptance to the University of Auckland or any New Zealand tertiary institution

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Group Courses

Choose a General English programme, a closed group course or a combination

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Teacher Training

Begin a career teaching English as a foreign language

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Test Preparation Courses

Prepare for all areas of the IELTS test with a part-time course

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ELA News

In partnership with EduSynch, the ELA is delighted to offer a brand new online IELTS preparation platform for test candidates and current ELA students. 
From March 2019 onwards, there will be a designated time slot for candidates to book non-PTE Academic exams every Friday at ELA's Pearson test centre. This will be from 12-4pm and will apply to the rest of Pearson VUE tests across industries including IT, accounting, engineering and healthcare. 
Our test centre at the ELA is now offering computer-delivered IELTS tests, which you can book online here. Computer-delivered testing will be available from 21 March 2019, and we will be testing 4 times a week.  The listening, reading and writing tests will be taken on a computer, with the speaking test still conducted face-to-face with a certified and experienced IELTS examiner. Both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training will be offered in each testing session.

IELTS Testing

The IELTS Centre at the ELA is New Zealand’s largest and most established test
centre. This award winning IELTS centre offers candidates the
flexibility of 36 test dates per year and the comfort of taking the
test in a well-equipped environment.

Click here for Paper IELTS test dates in Auckland 

Click here for Computer IELTS test dates in Auckland 

Click here for IELTS test dates in the Pacific Islands 

Pearson Testing

Pearson VUE and PTE Academic Testing

The PTE Academic is an internationally recognised English test for study abroad, pathways to universities and immigration under Pearson VUE. Other VUE tests can also be taken at the ELA for professional licensing and certification. 

Click here for PTE Academic testing at the ELA

Click here for Pearson VUE testing at the ELA