About the English Language Academy

English Language Academy

About the English Language Academy

Top Ranking 

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 2024.


International Connections

Meet, make friends and learn English with people from around the world, whether on-campus or online. Each year the ELA welcomes students from over 35 countries into our English language courses.





Teaching Excellence

 Learn from highly qualified and experienced teachers.

  • The ELA employs experienced teachers with degrees and TESOL qualifications who are all dedicated to helping you reach your goals.
  • ELA teachers use a communicative language teaching approach, where interaction and communication are the main aims of study. Lessons involve active learning through pair and group work, in which teachers facilitate communication and provide you with every opportunity to practice your language skills.


Facilities and Support

Get the support you need to learn and have fun including:

  • Dedicated student services team offering pastoral care and accommodation support
  • Study Centre both on-campus and virtually for online students, manned by a qualified English language teacher
  • Computing facilities equipped with learning technology
  • Help with arriving in Auckland and finding accommodation
  • Exciting activities, including for online students




Direct Entry Requirements

Meet the English language requirements for entry to programmes at the University of Auckland and some other New Zealand tertiary institutions. Our pathway courses include:

University Pathways Postgraduate:

University Pathways Undergraduate:

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