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

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Excellence in English Education

  Pathways

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 Pathways

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

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 Support

 Support

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

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   Online Activities 

 

 Online Activities

Enhance your English study with regular online social events including virtual homestay visits, University of Auckland campus tours, and more.

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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

Yesterday the NZ government has announced a staged reopening of our borders next year. This is very welcome news. Fully vaccinated individuals will be able to travel to NZ from 30 April 2022, possibly staged by visa category and with certain requirements.
Congratulations to all graduates of EAP Block 4 2021! On Friday the 19th of November we celebrated Block 4 Academic English and Pathways graduation. As Auckland was still at Level 3 lockdown due to the COVID-19, this graduation ceremony was held virtually over Zoom.
The Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) is the most widely recognised qualification for those entering the field of teaching English as a foreign language. Focusing on developing practical teaching techniques, it provides you with the skills needed to begin a career teaching English as a foreign language and makes finding work in a language school easier.

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