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Global Reputation

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 2017.

International Connections

Meet, make friends and learn English with people from around the world.

Each year the ELA welcomes students from over 35 countries into our English language courses.

Facilities and Support

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

  • Dedicated student services team offering pastoral care
  • Study Centre, open 7 days a week and manned by a qualified English language teacher on weekdays
  • Computing facilities equipped with learning technology
  • Help with arriving in Auckland and finding accommodation
  • Exciting social, sporting, and cultural activities

Teaching Excellence

Learn from highly qualified and experienced teachers.

  • The ELA employs qualified and experienced teachers 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.

Direct Entry Pathways

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:

  • Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP)
  • English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS)
  • English Pathway for Undergraduate Studies (EPUS)

Study options enquiry

If you would like to speak to a course counsellor, please call our enquiry line on +60198568901 / +60128021226. Operating hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm and Saturday from 8.30am to 12.30pm GMT.
Complete the form below and we’ll respond to your enquiry within three business days.