English school in Whitianga: Coromandel Outdoor Language Centre

From 600.- NZD
approx 341.- EUR
Free quote Book now

Key points

  • Magnificent region surrounded by heavenly beaches and rich green nature
  • Convivial school, familial atmosphere between teachers and students
  • Accommodations within immediate proximity of the school
  • Great activities programme

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE)
School size
S
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, etc..
ratings
36 authentic opinions

Key points

  • Magnificent region surrounded by heavenly beaches and rich green nature
  • Convivial school, familial atmosphere between teachers and students
  • Accommodations within immediate proximity of the school
  • Great activities programme

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
School size
S
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, etc..
ratings
36 authentic opinions

Our partner school, rich with more than twenty years' experience, proposes to you to learn English in the heart of the splendid Coromandel Peninsula. Located only a stone's throw away from Whitianga port, the course centre occupies a charming colonial-style building and has five classrooms including televisions and DVDs. Thanks to the small size of the school and to the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere which reigns there, you will have a unique experience. Role plays, plays and discussions in class support the teaching which is based on a communicative approach. The school has a library, a reading room, a room including computers and free Internet access. During the breaks, you will be able to relax in the relaxation room of the course centre, go for a walk in its magnificent garden or even take the sun on the terrace. The school proposes a special programme to you, which combines classes in the morning and activities such as archery, walks on the beach or underwater diving during the afternoon. An original and entertaining way to learn English!

Read more
gallery

All the schools in this city

-36.843094

Nationality mix

Sustainable development

CSR self-assessment

Sustainable development and operations
Education
Community
Detailed information
Accreditations

Choosing the right course for you

Our table of levels can help you choose the right duration to achieve your objectives.

Any questions? Contact us!

We answer you in a free, fast and personal way. You can also chat with us directly on our website.

Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Optional language workshops
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Optional language workshops
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 600.-
(about EUR 344.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
1
600
1059
1020
2
920
1638
1560
3
1240
2217
2100
4
1560
2796
2640
6
2200
3954
3720
8
2840
5112
4800
12
4200
7508
7040
Extra week (12+)
320
579
540
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.59   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
29.01 / 06.02 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 04.06 / 22.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 700.-
(about EUR 401.-)
Lessons
21 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:15-14:45 (Fri : 09:00 - 12:00)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
1
700
1159
1120
2
1120
1838
1760
3
1540
2517
2400
4
1960
3196
3040
6
2800
4554
4320
8
3560
5832
5520
12
5280
8588
8120
16
6920
11264
10640
24
9560
15976
15040
Extra week (24+)
380
639
600
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.59   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
29.01 / 06.02 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 04.06 / 22.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course beginner

Beginner to Beginner, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 630.-
(about EUR 361.-)
Lessons
21 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Beginner
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:15-14:45

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
1
630
1089
1050
2
980
1698
1620
3
1330
2307
2190
4
1680
2916
2760
6
2380
4134
3900
8
3080
5352
5040
12
4560
7868
7400
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.59   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
11.06 / 18.06 / 25.06 / 02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07 / 06.08 / 13.08 / 20.08 / 27.08.2018
Starting dates 2 wk
11.06 / 18.06 / 25.06 / 02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07 / 06.08 / 13.08 / 20.08.2018
Starting dates 3 wk
11.06 / 18.06 / 25.06 / 02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07 / 06.08 / 13.08.2018
Starting dates 4 wk
11.06 / 18.06 / 25.06 / 02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07 / 06.08.2018
Starting dates 5 wk
11.06 / 18.06 / 25.06 / 02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07.2018
Starting dates 6 wk
11.06 / 18.06 / 25.06 / 02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07.2018
Starting dates 7 wk
11.06 / 18.06 / 25.06 / 02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07.2018
Starting dates 8 wk
11.06 / 18.06 / 25.06 / 02.07 / 09.07.2018
Starting dates 9 wk
11.06 / 18.06 / 25.06 / 02.07.2018
Starting dates 10 wk
11.06 / 18.06 / 25.06.2018
Starting dates 11 wk
11.06 / 18.06.2018
Starting dates 12 wk
11.06.2018
Bank holidays
29.01 / 06.02 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 04.06 / 22.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 week(s)
10 week(s) - From NZD 4780.-
(about EUR 2739.-)
Lessons
23 of 55 minutes
(15 general + 8 FCE)
Course duration
10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:15-15:15 (Fri : 09:00 - 12:00)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
10
4780
7570
7180
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.59   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
03.04.2018
Bank holidays
29.01 / 06.02 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 04.06 / 22.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From NZD 5680.-
(about EUR 3255.-)
Lessons
23 of 55 minutes
(15 general + 8 FCE)
Course duration
12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:15-15:15 (Fri : 09:00 - 12:00)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
12+1
5760
9327
8820
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.59   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 12 wk
10.09.2018
Bank holidays
29.01 / 06.02 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 04.06 / 22.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

English + golf

Elementary to Advanced, 1 / 2 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 980.-
(about EUR 562.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(15 general + 10 golf)
Course duration
1 / 2 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (golf : 13:15 - 15:45 Mon - Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
1
980
1439
1400
2
1680
2398
2320
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.59   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
29.01 / 06.02 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 04.06 / 22.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

English + 'Seasonal Multi-Activity'

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 8 week(s)
2 week(s) - From NZD 1120.-
(about EUR 642.-)
Lessons
18 of 55 minutes
(15 general + 3 activities)
Course duration
2 - 8 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Activities : 13:15 - 15:45 Tue, Wed, Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
2
1120
1838
1760
3
1540
2517
2400
4
1960
3196
3040
6
2800
4554
4320
8
3640
5912
5600
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.59   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
08.01 / 15.01 / 22.01 / 30.01 / 05.02 / 12.02 / 19.02 / 26.02 / 05.03 / 12.03 / 19.03 / 26.03 / 03.04 / 09.04 / 16.04 / 23.04 / 30.04 / 01.10 / 08.10 / 15.10 / 23.10 / 29.10 / 05.11 / 12.11 / 19.11 / 26.11 / 03.12 / 10.12 / 17.12.2018
Bank holidays
29.01 / 06.02 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 04.06 / 22.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

English + Environmental Studies

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 8 week(s)
2 week(s) - From NZD 1120.-
(about EUR 642.-)
Lessons
18 of 55 minutes
(15 general + 3 activities)
Course duration
2 - 8 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Activities : 13:15 - 15:45 Tue, Wed, Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
2
1120
1838
1760
3
1540
2517
2400
4
1960
3196
3040
6
2800
4554
4320
8
3640
5912
5600
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.59   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
29.01 / 06.02 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 04.06 / 22.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 600.-
(about EUR 344.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
1
600
1059
1020
2
920
1638
1560
3
1240
2217
2100
4
1560
2796
2640
6
2200
3954
3720
8
2840
5112
4800
12
4200
7508
7040
Extra week (12+)
320
579
540
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.59   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
28.01 / 06.02 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 700.-
(about EUR 401.-)
Lessons
21 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:15-14:45 (Fri : 09:00 - 12:00)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
1
700
1159
1120
2
1120
1838
1760
3
1540
2517
2400
4
1960
3196
3040
6
2650
4404
4170
8
3440
5712
5400
12
5100
8408
7940
16
6680
11024
10400
24
8840
15256
14320
Extra week (24+)
350
609
570
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.59   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
28.01 / 06.02 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From NZD 5680.-
(about EUR 3255.-)
Lessons
23 of 55 minutes
(15 general + 8 FCE)
Course duration
12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:15-15:15 (Fri : 09:00 - 12:00)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
12
5760
9068
8600
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.59   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
09.09.2019
Bank holidays
28.01 / 06.02 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

English + 'Seasonal Multi-Activity'

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 8 week(s)
2 week(s) - From NZD 1120.-
(about EUR 642.-)
Lessons
18 of 55 minutes
(15 general + 3 activities)
Course duration
2 - 8 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Activities : 13:15 - 15:45 Tue, Wed, Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
2
1120
1838
1760
3
1540
2517
2400
4
1960
3196
3040
6
2800
4554
4320
8
3640
5912
5600
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.59   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
07.01 / 14.01 / 21.01 / 29.01 / 04.02 / 11.02 / 18.02 / 25.02 / 04.03 / 11.03 / 18.03 / 25.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 15.04 / 07.10 / 14.10 / 21.10 / 29.10 / 04.11 / 11.11 / 18.11 / 25.11 / 02.12 / 09.12 / 16.12.2019
Bank holidays
28.01 / 06.02 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

English + Environmental Studies

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 12 week(s)
2 week(s) - From NZD 1120.-
(about EUR 642.-)
Lessons
18 of 55 minutes
(15 general + 3 activities)
Course duration
2 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Activities : 13:15 - 15:45 Tue, Wed, Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
2
1120
1838
1760
3
1540
2517
2400
4
1960
3196
3040
6
2800
4554
4320
8
3640
5912
5600
12
5400
8708
8240
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.59   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
28.01 / 06.02 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 85 NZD
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 340 NZD
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) 14 NZD
Extra night with host family 37 NZD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Auckland, on request) 270 NZD
Airport transfer (on arrival)
Shuttle - departs Auckland airport at 2pm
110 NZD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (included for stays of 12 weeks and upwards - Departure: 14:00)
One-to-one course (per lesson) 85 NZD
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) (2019 official prices to be confirmed)
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) 14 NZD
Extra night with host family 37 NZD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Auckland, on request) 300 NZD
Airport transfer (on arrival)
Shuttle - departs Auckland airport at 2pm
110 NZD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (included for stays of 12 weeks and upwards - Departure: 14:00)

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Little Paradise Lodge)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Little Paradise Lodge)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.6/5
Overall rating

89% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

36 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - France
/ 5
Parfait. La famille l'école la ville .
4 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
46 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Der Sprachaufenthalt in Neuseeland (Whitiang) war in allen Belangen sensationell. Die Schule, die Lehrer, die Gastfamilie und auch die Organisation und Betreuung während des Aufenthaltes richtig gut.
3 weeks, January 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
School highlights
« Familiäre Stimmung...sehr gute Lehrer...es wurde immer geholfen, wenn es nötig war »
18 years old - New Caledonia
/ 5
30 weeks, May – December 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« La façon d'enseigner des professeurs, l'ambiance à l'école, les activités proposées, la rencontre avec d'autres personnes de nationalités différentes. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, September – November 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, très facile de se mélanger avec les locaux! »
20 years old - Germany
/ 5
8 weeks, July – September 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
28 years old - Belgium
/ 5
12 weeks, January – April 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« This school is just amazing, situation, teachers, atmosphere is like a big family ! »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, February – April 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
58 years old - New Caledonia
/ 5
3 weeks, March 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
21 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, February – March 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui en 4 semaines j'ai progressé, j'ai améliorer mes bases et je suis plus à l'aise à parler en anglais. Grâce à l'équipe d'enseignant et aux élèves qui savent mettre à l'aise et aide quand on en a besoin. Aussi un peu avec la famille. »
School highlights
« L'ambiance, l'énergie de cette école et du personnel. C'est comme une grande famille. On est heureux d'aller en cours Le matin. »
Top tips
« Programme d'activité, Le road trip à Rotorua, et visiter tout Whitianga (cathedral cove, hot water beach, lonely bay...) »
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, January – March 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Loher Marco
Loher Marco

New Zealand is paradise! I enjoy it to the full but I am also looking forward to go back home. I simply can’t imagine myself celebrating Christmas in summer!

After spending several weeks in the wilderness, it seems weird to me to live in a big city like Christchurch – but I am determined to make the most of my last days here. The Whitianga school is history now, but my language trip is not over yet. I am staying in New Zealand until 15th December.

As regards the language school: yeah, I loved it and I significantly improved my English skills. The school is small, which I liked. It is like a big family, there are around 40 students and 10 teachers, so we all knew one another.

I really enjoyed my stay here. I am currently travelling across the country and enjoying the warm weather.

Read more
Anja Ostendorf
Anja Ostendorf

Travelling to New Zealand has always been my dream and last summer it finally became true. I spent 5 weeks in Whitianga, a small port town in the north, where I attended the Coromandel Outdoor Language Center. I wanted to improve my English, but what I learned is much more than vocabulary and grammar! I had the chance to meet people from around the world and to discover many things about other countries and cultures. The other students (from Japan, Saudi Arabia, Belgium…) were very open; we talked a lot and had so much fun together! We also visited the amazing landscapes in the surroundings and did plenty of activities. Courses were very interesting and teachers were extremely committed, lovely and motivated! If you want to improve your English knowledge in a warm environment, I can only recommend a language stay in Whitianga. The atmosphere is what makes COLC so special!

Read more
Yves Bochatay
Yves Bochatay
Outdoor Language Center, Whitianga  
Duration: 12 weeks

I ended up in Whitianga by coincidence; I was looking for a peaceful place, between city and countryside, with pleasant temperatures, and I wanted to avoid the most fashionable countries like Australia. With these criteria in mind I chose this city and went to the Coromandel Outdoor Language Center… and I wasn’t disappointed! It’s not a traditional school; it’s a small structure where all the students and the teachers know each other – it’s like a family! This is what I loved the most: Kiwi’s conviviality and easy-going spirit. Learning a language in this kind of environment is a real pleasure! The nightlife basically happens in the different pubs, which get very lively during high season (Christmas – New Year’s Eve). Meeting Kiwis is very easy; they are super open and nice, but they have a very strong accent, which is great if you want to practise your English! As for the country, it’s beautiful! Between tropical forests and beaches, almost-deserts and mountains… it’s absolutely incredible! After your course, you should spend a few weeks travelling, otherwise you will regret it! I met amazing people and saw fabulous places, and now I can’t wait to go back there! If you like big spaces and new people, do not hesitate!

Read more

Talk with other students

Access our Facebook forum to talk to other students.

Discover other experiences

Learn about our students’ experiences abroad through exclusive interviews, travel journals and testimonials.

Request a quote

Or ask your friends for their opinion about this school on social media.

Host family
For complete immersion in the lifestyle of the "kiwis", what's better than accommodation with a host family? This solution has numerous advantages as much from a financial as from a linguistic point of view. You will stay in a single room only 10-15 minutes on foot or by bike from the school. During the week, you will benefit from half board and at the weekend, full board will be proposed to you.

Little Paradise Lodge residence (from 18 years)
If you wish to experience your stay in New Zealand in a more independent way, our partner school proposes to you to stay in a student residence. You will stay in a single room only five minutes' walk from the school. The kitchen is to be shared with the other residents. A great opportunity to get to know other students and share the intense experiences had during the day. Prices and information on request.

Host family
For complete immersion in the lifestyle of the "kiwis", what's better than accommodation with a host family? This solution has numerous advantages as much from a financial as from a linguistic point of view. You will stay in a single room only 10-15 minutes on foot or by bike from the school. During the week, you will benefit from half board and at the weekend, full board will be proposed to you.

Little Paradise Lodge residence (from 18 years)
If you wish to experience your stay in New Zealand in a more independent way, our partner school proposes to you to stay in a student residence. You will stay in a single room only five minutes' walk from the school. The kitchen is to be shared with the other residents. A great opportunity to get to know other students and share the intense experiences had during the day. Prices and information on request.

A favourite place for holidays of the inhabitants of Auckland, Coromandel offers you a thousand and one ways to enjoy yourself. In order to allow you to explore all the possibilities, our partner school organises a varied leisure activities programme. Surfing, bodyboarding, diving and fishing are some of the activities that it proposes to you. During an afternoon, you will go to discover the Waiotapu Valley, a volcanic area famous for its geothermal activity with natural basins of hot water. In the evening, you will be able to go to a Maori village where music and dance shows will allow you to delve into the heart of this fascinating culture. During the themed evenings organised by the school, you will have the opportunity to taste culinary specialities concocted by the other students. During the weekends, our partner school proposes excursions to various touristic sites to you in order for you to immerse yourself in the New Zealander culture. A rugby match in Hamilton or rafting on the interior of the Waitomo Caves will be on the agenda of festivities. Coromandel, a perfect destination for an unforgettable language study stay!

You can trust us

ESL - Testimonials
ESL – Language Studies abroad guarantees the best prices on the Swiss market ! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers

Why choose ESL?

  • Voted best agency

    Voted best agency

    ESL is a Lifetime Award winner after being voted Best Agency in Europe 5 times at the ST Star Awards.

  • Best price guarantee

    Best price guarantee

    Get the price difference refunded if you find a better deal for the same programme with another agency.

  • Free service

    Free service

    Enjoy our free and personalised services – 97% of our clients would recommend us to their friends and relatives.