Improve Your English at New Zealand's Top-ranked University

Learn English New Zealand

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 at our campus. 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. 

English courses in your language 

Find about key intake dates and tuition fees. Click on your language to download our latest flyer:




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Excellence in English Education




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

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Enhance your English study with weekly social activities and weekend trips around Auckland and New Zealand.

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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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Latest News

Paula recently compelted General English with the ELA followed by the 4 week English For Teaching (TESOL) course. We caught up with her to find out how she found putting her English into practice by giving teaching a go. 
Many congratulations to our tutor Ahmed for successfully receiving a PhD qualification in Applied Linguistics from the School of Language and Culture at AUT last month.
Such great news to hear former ELA student, Xio, not only achieve a successful IELTS score for her New Zealand residency but to have also secured a position with Stellar Projects. Xio started with General English, and later studied Business English where she gained the professional communication skills needed for her current role as a project administrator. If you're interested in the same Business English course, next intake starts 17 February – 13 March 2020. More information here

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