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

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  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

On Friday the 18th of June we celebrated Block 2 Academic English and Pathways graduation! It was a hybrid graduation with almost 100 overseas students joining virtually over Zoom, and the remaining onshore students attending in person.
  What: A week of webinars, expos, panel discussions, and more. When: 17th - 21st of May Where: Online  Are you looking to further your studies? Explore your postgraduate options and meet the Unversity of Auckland's talented academics and staff with a week of webinars, expos, panel discussions, and info evenings.
A big thank you to the International Managers, the Study Abroad Manager, and the Admissions Team who joined us from the University of Auckland at the ELA last week for an afternoon tea. This was a time to reflect on the past 12 months and discuss share projects and future opportunities. It was great to catch up with everyone, see how they have been, and touch base. With some new staff both at the ELA and the University of Auckland, it was also a chance for introductions and putting faces to names.

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