Learn English in New Zealand - Auckland
New Zealand is a perfect destination to learn English abroad. The exceptional landscape and pleasant climate of the island will make your stay here an unforgettable experience.
Auckland is a multicultural city located in the North Island and approximately one-third of the population of New Zealand lives there. The city is surrounded by unique scenery with sheltered bays and 50 inactive volcanoes. Other features typical of this the unofficial capital of New Zealand include the spacious parks and stretches of greenery with a harbour full of sailing boats and several beaches for you to enjoy. Auckland has a high standard of living with an attractive cityscape and a rich variety of things for you to do in your free time.
The city attracts nature lovers, adventurers as well as shoppers and art lovers. You can visit the offshore volcanic islands by boat or explore one of the national parks on foot. There are numerous museums and a wealth of cultural attractions allowing you to get to know the country and its people as well as to practise your English.
Our School Location
The English language school is conveniently located in the city centre of Auckland. In the vicinity there are numerous bus stops and train stations, shops, restaurants, parks and theatres. The waterside and the port for the ferries are also not far away.
Our English language school in Auckland offers a large range of courses with a friendly and intimate atmosphere among the students and teachers.
The English language school in Auckland is in a modern building with 22 classrooms. There is a large lounge where students can meet and talk and make new contacts outside the lessons, and there is a kitchen available to use and perhaps organise a cooking project together! If you would like to improve your English language skills through literature, there is the opportunity to do so in the school library. There is also a computer room with Wi-Fi Internet access allowing you to study using multimedia methods. The school also provides free tea and coffee throughout the day.
"My stay in Auckland was amazing. The school and teachers were great. The landscape is unique. I recommend a language trip to everyone!"
"I'm very satisfied with my language trip to Auckland. It was my first time in New Zealand and liked the amazing landscape. Because of the school activities I had lots of fun there. Moreover I improved my English in a very short time."
"Thanks to all teachers and the friendly and helpful staff of the language school in Auckland. Everything was perfect and I've learnt a lot. I would like to come back one day!"
"The team of Sprachdirekt supported me very well and professional concerning all questions about my language trip to New Zealand. Auckland is a beautiful place and there are so many things to do after class. The school is very modern and well equipped and the teachers are native speakers and very professional."
"You just have to visit New Zealand" I made a four week language course in Auckland and unforgettable experiences. I met wonderful people from all over the world and I'll definitely stay in contact with them. I improved my English not only because of the lessons but also because of my host family and the school activities. Now I'm not afraid of speaking English anymore."
The language school in Auckland offers its students a wide range of language courses. We offer courses that will be appropriate for your language level and personal goals. There are the general standard English courses, exam preparation courses and courses that would suit you if you need English for your education, profession or just for holidays.
All the courses deal with the basic language skills of: reading, writing, speaking and listening are. In addition, you will learn focus on grammar and expand your English vocabulary.
Participants can choose between general English courses with a choice of the number of hours per week, exam preparation courses or Business English courses as well as between English lessons in groups or with a private teacher. Group and private lessons can also be combined to allow you to achieve your English language goals during your stay in Auckland.
You can learn English in small groups with a maximum of 15 participants or in private 1:1 lessons with highly qualified teachers either in the mornings, afternoons or for a full day. You can choose how intensive you want your program to be and select the course that is most suitable for you.
The school offers English courses for every level and because we divide the groups into eight different levels it allows us to form clearly differentiated groups. You are guaranteed to be with students at your level on your English course. In this way the lessons are tailored to your language level in order for you to learn as effectively as possible.
You can find out here about the wide range of English courses available in Auckland and choose the individual language program that meets your needs and requirements precisely.
Course Prices (in Euro)
All course fees include: English language courses as described, placement test and course certificate, course materials, handouts, some afternoon activities, free wireless Internet, student card, coffee and tea in the school kitchen, study centre and library.
|Courses start every Monday||1 Wk||2 Wk||3 Wk||4 Wk||6 Wk||8 Wk||12 Wk||24 Wk|
|Standard English course (20 lessons)||259||518||777||1,036||1,554||2,072||3,108||6,216|
|Intensive English 'Crash' course (25 lessons)||287||574||861||1,148||1,722||2,296||3,444||6,888|
|Business English course (25 lessons)||-||-||-||-||2,373||-||-||-|
|Combined course (25 + 5 lessons)||567||1,134||1,701||2,268||3,402||4,536||6,804||13,608|
|Individual 1:1 lessons (5 lessons)||315||630||945||1,260||1,890||2,520||3,780||7,560|
|Individual 1:1 lessons (10 lessons)||630||1,260||1,890||2,520||3,780||5,040||7,560||15,120|
|Exam course prices (EUR)||1 Wk||2 Wk||3 Wk||4 Wk||6 Wk||9 Wk||12 Wk|
|IELTS exam preparation course (25 lessons)*||2,034|
|Cambridge exam preparation course (25 lessons)**||2,888||3,749|
Lesson - 60 minutes * IELTS exam fee and all materials included in the price ** Cambridge exam fee and all materials included in the price
Course Dates and Info
Please consider the following dates when planning your English language courses in New Zealand:
General language courses start dates 2017: Start every Monday
Business courses start dates 2017: May 15, August 7, October 14
Cambridge exam preparation start dates 2017 FCE, CAE, CPE:
13 March (12 weeks); Registration deadline: 19February
04 September (12 weeks); Registration deadline: 12 August
IELTS exam preparation courses 2017 (duration 6 weeks): 09 January, 20 February, 03 April, 15 May, 26 June, 07 August, 18 September, 30 October
Holidays in Auckland (weekdays) 2017: January 2 , January 3 , January 30 , February 6 , April 14 , April 17 , April 25 , June 5 , October 23 , December 25 , December 26
There are various accommodation options available offering you a pleasant stay during your language course in Auckland and every participant will be able to find the accommodation they want.
You can experience typical New Zealand everyday life with a host family or live more independently with other students. You might prefer a private apartment or a hotel room and the language school in Auckland can help you find the best option to meet your requirements.
Accommodation in a host family is particularly suitable for students who want a lot of contact with the English language and the locals in Auckland outside the English course and want to fully immerse themselves in the culture of the `Kiwis`. Another option for students who want to be completely independent is accommodation in the student hostel residence, or a higher quality residence. Here you can make new acquaintances with young people from all over the world and explore the island (s) together. There are hotel accommodation options for those who want more luxury.
All our types of accommodation are carefully selected and we make sure that you feel comfortable and safe during your time in Auckland. The school is easily accessible from all areas of the city.
Accommodation in a host family is a very popular option for our students. This is an inexpensive way to stay in Auckland and be surrounded by the English language in everyday life after your lessons. You can practise your English round-the-clock through contact with your host family.
We recommend the 5-star `Backpackers` residence to all those who want accommodation with a bit more luxury. You can choose between a single and double room, and all the rooms have a private bathroom, a refrigerator and a TV.
The residence was rebuilt in 2005 and the furnishings are superb. There is a spacious, fully equipped kitchen and this serves as a popular meeting place for residents from all over the world. You can relax after a busy day in the quiet reading room and the Tour Desk will give you information about the weekend activities and excursions. There are also washing machines and dryers available 24 hours a day.
The language school is only a 15-minute walk away from the residence.
We recommend accommodation in the centrally located student hostel residence during your stay at the school
The residence is an ideal place to practise your English every day after the course and is only 15 minutes away from the language school on foot.
Accommodation Prices (Euro per person)
|Weeks||1 Wk||2 Wk||3 Wk||4 Wk||6 Wk||10Wk|
|Homestay (half board, single room)*||336||518||700||882|
|Student Hostel Residence (self-catering, single room)||364||574||784||994||1,414||2,254|
|Residence (self-catering, double room, ensuite)||298||441||585||728||1,015||1,589|
* Extra charge for vegan, gluten-free or similar requirements: €18 per week. The arrival and departure should take place on Saturdays or Sundays. If you want to arrive or depart on other days, we will be happy to book additional nights for you (at an extra charge).
We offer an activities program here at the school so that you have an exciting time in Auckland while you are on your English language course. The activities provide an excellent opportunity to practise your English in everyday life with the other course participants and locals and the chance to make contact with students from all over the world.