We’ll be your guide as you explore the English language

Learn English to enhance and expand your career options and open up the world of education. The courses offered by EC are suitable for all levels of understanding, and are designed to focus on the area of your choice.

Choose an Academic, Business or General English Course and study in the company of like-minded individuals from all over the world in exciting cities like New York, London or Los Angeles.

With the help of supportive, experienced teachers, state of the art facilities and the very best teaching materials, you’ll enjoy a life-changing experience and leave with the skills needed to pursue your dream.

The Orange Carpet Experience

EC’s Orange Carpet Experience was the Silver Star Award winner in the 2016 UK Customer Experience Awards, setting a new standard for student care in our industry. The award recognises organisations for excellence in customer service, and our goal is to continue showing you what it means to be a VIP. From the moment you book with us until you complete your journey, you will always know you’re our star!

The EC Promise and what it means to you

Here at EC, our aim is simple. We’re here to help you set achievable goals, and give you the support you need to reach them. We provide the knowledge of language learning, the learning environment and social programme you need to make the most of your stay.

Our unique EC Promise means that, as long as you follow your personalised learning programme, we promise that your English will improve.

Welcome to magical New Zealand

Learn English in Auckland and explore the world-famous natural beauty of New Zealand.

We’re conveniently located close to shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, and from here you can enjoy trips to museums, beaches, famous lakes and mountains.

  • Choose our Auckland English school for an experience you will remember forever.
  • All of our teaching staff possess an ESOL qualification.

All students are supported. If you are under the age of 18, your accommodation, well-being and progress in study will be closely monitored by campus staff. Effective communications with your parents, legal guardians, or residential caregivers will be maintained.

Learn General English in Auckland

Improve your English in Auckland

Learn General English in Auckland and choose from three levels of intensity

Our General English courses offer three levels of intensity, to help you reach your goals at a pace that suits you.

We know that everyone's approach to learning is different, and over the years we've developed teaching modules tailored to suit your individual goals. We want you to reach your full potential by learning through doing, and immersing yourself in the most inspirational settings with like-minded people.

New Zealand General English

The General English course is an ideal way to improve your ability to communicate effectively and have confidence in your use of English. Our dynamic approach to teaching grammar, pronunciation and conversation using interactive software, individual and group work makes learning engaging and fun while you develop your reading, writing and listening skills.

  • General English (20 Lessons)

General English includes 20 fifty-minute lessons per week in New Zealand (16.6 hours), and is suitable for study on a tourist or working holiday visa. Lessons focus on the key language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) to help you communicate more effectively.

  • Semi-Intensive General English (24 Lessons)

Semi-Intensive General English includes 24 fifty-minute lessons per week in New Zealand (20 hours), comprised of 20 lessons of General English plus four skills development lessons of your choice,giving you extra time in the classroom to focus on areas you want to further develop. Lessons vary by schools but may include Pronunciation, Grammar, Vocabulary, Communication Skills, and much more! The programme is eligible for study on a student or tourist visa in New Zealand.

  • Intensive General English (28 Lessons)

The Intensive General English includes 28 fifty-minute lessons per week in New Zealand (23.3 hours), comprised of 20 lessons of General English plus eight skills development lessons. Choose from a wide range of electives to help improve your career opportunities or exam techniques, or simply enhance your experience. The fulltime programme is eligible for study on a student or tourist visa in New Zealand.

  • One to One Lessons

We offer One to One lessons as an add-on in most locations. These private lessons are 100% focused on your requirements and designed by your teachers to match your specific needs.

Language Semester Abroad Auckland

Your 'gap year' experience in Auckland

A semester abroad studying our General English course is an ideal 'gap year' experience that will allow you to learn English while fully immersing yourself in another country.

  • The Language Semester Abroad Programme starts every six weeks. You may choose to study for 24, 36 or 48 weeks to achieve your desired level of proficiency.
  • Each week you will see how your English steadily improves as you focus on speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Your progress will be tracked regularly to help you achieve your goals.

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate which documents your new language level.

Language Semester Abroad

Choose from three course levels: each level designed to help you achieve fluency while challenging yourself and developing life-long friendships. Achieve your desired level of proficiency and benefit from discounted pricing.

Reach your potential

Taking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you. This programme is for students who study for 24 weeks or more.

True language immersion

You will develop fluency, accuracy and appropriate uses of English across all four language skills. You will benefit from excellent guidance, monitoring and feedback throughout this course.

Free language workshops

Free language workshops take place in an informal setting and give you more opportunities to practice your language skills. Expect interesting lectures, topical conversation sessions and pronunciation practice.

Social Activities

Social activities will take you to some of the most lively and interesting areas of the city you choose to study in Enjoy everything from city tours, the arts, sports, dining, and nightlife.