Update: 28 February 2021
As of 6am, Sunday 28th February, Auckland is at Alert Level 3 for a period of 7 days.
Update: 22 February 2021
From 11:59 pm Monday the 22nd February Auckland will move to Alert Level 1.
Update: 18 February 2021
From 11:59 pm on Wednesday 17 February, Auckland will move to Alert Level 2 and the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 1.
Update: 13 November 2020
Update: 12 November 2020
Update: 13 October 2020
After working in the travel industry for several years, Will decided on a career change in which he "could really be passionate for – English language teaching”.
It was a delight to have Xio come back to our IELTS test centre after graduating many years ago as a
“[Speaking] English is an essential skill and I think New Zealand is an optimal place to knuckle down and study hard.
Osama studied General English in preparation for his teaching curriculum with the University of Auckland.
Felicia studied our University English Pathway Programme and gained direct entry into the Bachelor of Arts p
With a background in Human Resources, Maria Fernanda traveled from Colombia to study General English and
The classroom has changed drastically for many institutions in the past few months, including the way test takers have prepared for their IELT
Update: 14 August 2020
Update: 12 August 2020
The ELA will now be accepting PTE Academic and TOEFL iBT results for entry to our English Pathway for Undergraduate Studies (EPUS) and English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS).
The ELA will be offering a demonstration lesson in online Academic English and
Most of our students love visiting the Study Centre, where you can borrow books and listen to audio books.
Kanta studied our EPUS programme online which focused on preparing his
Checking in with one of our General English students, Mizuki (Japan) and how they got on with our
Jenny completed our CELTA course at the beginning of the year, from which she traveled from Guangzhou in China to attend.
New intake dates have been added to our FCertEAP and EPPS programme calendar for students who wish to progress into a Business Masters programme at the University of Auckland in Quarter 2 (29 March
"With all the events related to COVID-19, I am still not very clear about what to do in the future, but without a doubt, I can say that the new skills I learned at the ELA will help me to continue
Meet our student ambassadors!
Hello everyone! I’m Eden from China and I’m an ELA Student Ambassador.
Learning English online comes with many great benefits.
The ELA is delighted to announce our Testing Centre will re-open for IELTS and PTE Academic testing from Friday 15th May 2020.
An update from the Director on how the ELA is progressing and our plans looking ahead. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.
We appreciate the ongoing support everyone has shown the ELA and each other during the past few weeks.
The ELA is still operating during this period and will be delivering our classes online until the
The English Language Academy (ELA) is pleased to announce the expansion of our top quality and affordable online test preparation options for students in a new partner
We checked in to see what lockdown life has been like for the Breetvelt family who is currently hosting FCertEAP student, Eden.
Update: 20 April 2020
As a teacher I’ve never had to work like this, all online.
Update: 14 April 2020
With the long weekend coming up, enjoy these ideas on how to learn about New Zealand culture all from the comfort of your home.
Maria Fernanda, (Mafe), is currently studying our English for Teaching (TESOL) course and shares with us how her f
Update: 19 March 2020
Congratulations to our Business English graduates who completed their course today.
Today, I want to share my memories from Wellington. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. I went there to compete in the National Cross Country Championships.
Applications for the University of Auckland's International Student Excellence Scholarship open today and closes on the 20th April.
Alongside studying English at the ELA, Pattadon was able to partake in different activities to experience New Zealand life and culture, including skydiving.
The ELA is pleased to announce a new partnership with Flywire to enhance the security and efficiency of international tuition fee payments for our English language courses.
After returning home from Spain as an English language teaching assistant, Rey decided he wanted to obtain a CELTA qualification to become professionally certified and open up more career opportuni
Update: Thursday 30 January 2020
Confirmed cases of the virus have now been identified in China, Australia, USA, Canada, France, Germany and ten other countries.
A delight to hear about Yi's study journey as she touches on her English pathway (EPPS) and homestay family experiences.
Congratulations to Manju Bhaskar for receiving the ELA “Outstanding Language Educator” (OLE) award.
Excellent to be working closely with education partners on English language testing in the Pacific Islands.
Alejandra comes from a background in marketing and sales from Bolivia and took the Business English elective to further develop her career.
"I’m so fortunate to be part of the ELA family. Our graduation marks the end of one journey and the start of another."
Paula recently compelted General English with the ELA followed by the 4 week English For Teaching (TESOL) course.
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.
Well done to our CELTA graduates who have successfully finished today - the biggest intake we've ever had on the course! Pictured below celebrating with their students.
Thank you Faisal and Meshari for visiting us as you graduate your marketing and engineering programmes this week from AUT and Massey University!
"Our world now is much more connected than it has ever been before.
Congratulations to all graduates of EAP Block 4 2019 - you should all be very proud of your success as we celebrated your achievements last Friday. Incase you missed it, catch our ceremony highligh
Thank you to Auckland Art Gallery for collaborating with the ELA in our student volunteering programme.
To work towards an English teaching career in Auckland, Yi Fan chose to study our practical TESOL (TKT) course. She says "You will find the course really worth-while.
Check out the vlog below by Towa on things to do after your ELA classes.
Shuhei, who studied at the ELA in 2017, was selected to represent New Zealand’s international alumni in Japan at a special pop-up education event hosted by Education New Zealand in September.
Introducing Sai from Thailand, she completed our FCertEAP university pathway programme and is now studying towards a Masters in TESOL at the University of Auckland.
Congratulations to designer Dario, from Peru, who has recently completed our 4 week TESOL and TKT exam preparation course, in which he learnt about different English Language techniques, lesson pla
We caught up with FCertEAP graduate and scholarship recipient, Eric, who is now enjoying his Masters programme in Food Processing Engineering at the University of Auckland.
How well do you know local Kiwi sayings? Test yourself with the below video hosted by ELA examinations team.
Hear what life was like for Japanese student, Towa, and what he got up to in New Zealand in the 6 months he studied English with us in our Thursday entries.
Well done everyone on the completion of your CELTA course! Wishing everyone all the best in their English language teaching careers.
Thank you Chikako for sharing your experience with our IELTS preparation course. Best of luck for your upcoming exam and future career developments in nursing!
Hi, I’m Qingqing and I'm from Hunan province in China.
From 1 October 2019, students who are planning to come to New Zealand to complete a short course, such as an English language course, will need to request an NZeTA before they travel if they are co
Congratulations to our students from the education field in Saudi Arabia who have successfully completed their programme today.
Thank you to all our partners, students and staff for your ongoing support over the years. An excellent milestone for ELA to be celebrating 10,000 likes on Facebook today.
Congratulations to Hana, who has been selected to play in the Auckland Youth Orchestra and the NZSO National Youth Orchestra around New Zealand this month. This is an excellent achievement given to
Connect with us on LINE to keep updated with the latest stories and ELA announcements!
Thank you Fernanda and Ignacio for sharing your experience with the TESOL (TKT) course with us!
The ELA is excited to announce developments to our IELTS preparation platform which now offers adaptive practice materials and marked practice tests.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Testing Times networking event last night.
Have a watch of our new video which showcases our teaching excellence in a modern university environment, with personalised support to help you achieve your study goals!
Victoria completed our General English course in 2015, and has since landed a teaching technician role at the The University of Auckland. She shares with us her journey as a General English student
We're so proud of EPPS graduate Xin Yi Wang on being awarded the University of Auckland International Student Scholarship!
In partnership with EduSynch, the ELA is delighted to offer a brand new online IELTS preparation platform for test candidates and current ELA students.
From March 2019 onwards, there will be a designated time slot for candidates to book non-PTE Academic exams every Friday at ELA's Pearson test centre.
Our test centre at the ELA is now offering computer-delivered IELTS tests, which you can book online here
Take a look through our brand new brochure for 2019!
The ELA welcomed a visit from Immigration New Zealand and the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) teams last month.
Geuchbuoy (Min), from Cambodia studied an EPPS programme with us and is now pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland.
“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.”
We are pleased to announce that from 2020 we will be offering a full-time Business English course.
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.
Congratulations to Wei Yang on the outstanding achievement of being recently awarded a prestigious International Student Scholarship worth $10,000 with the University of Auckland.
We are pleased to announce that PTE Academic and TOEFL iBT results are now accepted for entry to the Foundation Certificate in EAP (FCertEAP) programme.
Abeer recently gained an internationally recognised English teaching qualification through the CELTA course at the ELA.
Are you looking to take an English language test for university entrance or immigration? Come along to our free information evening on Wednesday 7 November from 5.30-7pm to find out more about:
On 28 June we held our first IELTS & PTE Academic Networking Evening, where local immigration agents were invited to learn more about the tests and preparation courses which we offer.
Please note that students taking Academic English or a Pathway (FCertEAP, EPUS, EPPS) course from Block 4 (starting 16th September) will need to have their own device, ie a laptop or tablet.
Under the new General English (GE) structure from 2019, students will no longer have the option of taking a holiday in the middle of their course.
General English intake dates will be changing in 2019 to further align with the University of Auckland.
Katy is a teacher and the Study Centre Coordinator at the ELA.
Here’s what Katy has to say about her work in the Study Centre where she supports students to achieve their study goals.
Felicity Pan took a PTE Academic preparation course at the ELA. Here is what Felicity had to say about her study experience
We are now offering free WiFi to all our IELTS test-takers. A code will be given to test-takers on the test day and in an email before.
Please note that the new minimum age for students at the ELA is 18 years old.