Group Courses

Each year the ELA welcomes groups of students from around the world, usually coming from a university, organisation or government body. Group courses can be catered to the institution’s needs and can include integrating students into a General English course or a closed group course or a combination of both.

Proposals for group courses can be provided on request - please contact marketing@ela.auckland.ac.nz



 

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General English

By integrating into General English classes according to their English level, students can be given the opportunity to meet and study with other students from a range of backgrounds.

General English helps students to improve their ability to communicate in English in social and work situations. The course focuses on the development of communication skills with a balance of speaking, listening, reading and writing tasks.

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Closed Groups

Closed group courses only contain members of the participating university or organisation. They have an intensive focus on English for Specific Purposes. Examples of closed group courses include:

  • General English
  • ELA & Study Abroad at the University of Auckland
  • English plus New Zealand Culture
  • Business English
  • Teacher Development
  • English for Academic Staff
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Activities

Optional afternoon or weekend excursions are available and can be booked in advance and included in the quotation.

Options include:

  • Hobbiton (Lord of the Rings) movie set tour
  • Kayaking on Waiheke Island
  • Beach horse-riding and cultural activities
  • Weekend trip to Rotorua and Waitomo
  • Whale & dolphin watching