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Why choose the ELA?

The ELA is the only English language school of the world-ranked University of Auckland, providing recognised quality language courses.

The ELA:

  • Is part of the University of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest research based university and ranked in the top 100 universities in the world;
  • Is located on the University of Auckland’s city campus in downtown Auckland;
  • Provides direct English pathway programmes into the University of Auckland:
  • Runs teacher training programmes and specialised group programmes
  • Provides IELTS preparation courses. The ELA is New Zealand’s largest IELTS test centre.
  • Has a strong academic focus suitable for pathway students.
  • Employs highly-qualified, experienced and dedicated tutors.
  • Has extensive computer facilities, the latest in language learning equipment, and a well-equipped self-study centre open 7 days a week.
  • Work rights for students are available.
  • Offers high-quality accommodation options; homestays and apartments.
  • Has a range of student social activities, BBQs, trips to Hobbiton & Rotorua , ELA football team.
  • Has a student services team which provides excellent support and care to students.



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