ELA Business English Students

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 2018

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 2018.


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

“Sometimes students with a high level of English still find it difficult to get the band they require because they don’t know what sort of questions they will get or the strategies they require.” Watch Ayesha, with over 15 years of IELTS exam tutoring experience, explain how an IELTS preparation course at the ELA can help you confidently achieve the band score you need. We have the following part-time IELTS test preparation options available in 2019:
We are pleased to announce that from 2020 we will be offering a full-time Business English course. Our Business English course will help you to increase your English language proficiency in order to gain confidence in your professional communication. The course will provide you with business language skills in order to participate with increasing independence and fluency in professional contexts in English.
The English Language Academy (ELA) is pleased to announce its official Pearson VUE testing centre is now offering candidates the full range of VUE tests. 

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 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