About Us

The ELA is the English language school of the University of Auckland, which is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities and the highest-ranked university in New Zealand. Each year more than 2,000 students from over 35 countries around the world choose to learn English either in person at our university campus or online. We have a team of experienced and qualified teaching professionals who are committed to developing your individual language learning needs.

Our English language courses include:

The ELA is also an official IELTS, PTE Academic and Pearson VUE test centre. 

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Why Choose the ELA to Improve your English?

  • The English Language Academy is part of the University of Auckland which is one of the world's top 100 universities and the leading university in New Zealand

  • Meet your direct entry requirements to the University of Auckland and other top tertiary institutions with our University Pathways Courses

  • Learn from highly qualified and experienced teachers through a communicative language teaching approach

  • Flexible study options mean you can choose to study a range of Academic, Pathway and General English courses from home, before travelling to New Zealand for university studies 

  • Exciting regular social events, both on-campus and online

Excellence in English Education




The ELA provides provide a seamless pathway for students progressing to further tertiary study with 10, 20 week or 30 weeks direct entry programmes.

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We have a dedicated student services team offering pastoral care and accommodation support.

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Test Centre

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Test Centre

Top class facilities offering year-round IELTS, Pearson VUE and PTE Academic testing for your residency or university visa needs

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New at the ELA

Due to the ongoing effects of the cyclone, the university, including ELA, will remain in online delivery mode until Monday 20th. Our students will continue their learning online from the safety of their homes.  Students: Please join your lessons online via Zoom and Canvas.
Due to the incoming cyclone, the university, including ELA, has moved to online delivery for Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th.  Communications have been sent to all affected students.  We plan on reopening for face-to-face teaching, learning and testing on Wednesday 15th.
Kia ora, this afternoon the Ministry of Education has told all educational institutes in Auckland, including ELA, that we must close for face-to-face lessons until Tuesday 7th. This is to allow for repairs of essential services after Friday's floods. This means that ELA classes will be online from Tuesday 31st to Friday 3rd (Monday 6th is a public holiday). Our students should stay home and join their lessons online during this time. 

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