English school in Auckland: Kaplan International

Key points

  • Beautiful school in a green area of Auckland
  • Study atmosphere and relaxing setting
  • Wide range of accommodation options
  • Great excursions to explore the city

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced), IELTS
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
22 years
Nationality mix
Japan, Thailand, South Korea, etc..
ratings
15 authentic opinions

Our partner school is housed in an elegant building close to a beautiful public park, not far from the bustling Newmarket District and the relaxed Parnell Village. A bus stops right outside the school every 15 minutes and takes you to the city-centre. You’ll learn English with experienced teachers in the 20 spacious classrooms, some of which are equipped with interactive whiteboards. The study centre, the computer room and the library, as well as the free Wi-Fi, make research work easier, and the beautiful garden, terrace and student lounge allow you to make the most of your breaks. Vending machines, fridges and microwaves are available for students who wish to store or prepare their meals. In addition, vendors selling fresh hot meals visit the school on a daily basis.

Our partner school reopened on 18/05/2020.
Please note that due to the safety measures implemented following official recommendations and requirements, some school facts and services – such as the number of students per class, schedules, access to common areas as well as certain activities - may differ from those described on our website. Please contact us for more information.

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Choosing the right course for you

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Included in the price
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club (semi-intensive or intensive course)
  • 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 (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 375.- EUR
(625.- NZD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
City Lodge residence, double room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
625 NZD
1195 NZD
1155 NZD
2
990 NZD
1870 NZD
1790 NZD
3
1355 NZD
2545 NZD
2425 NZD
4
1720 NZD
3220 NZD
3060 NZD
6
2450 NZD
4570 NZD
4330 NZD
8
3180 NZD
5920 NZD
5600 NZD
12
4640 NZD
8620 NZD
8140 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (1-4) (to be paid on site) 70 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (5+) (to be paid on site) 250 NZD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 150 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 89 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 179 NZD
Special diet (per week) 60 NZD
End-of-year holidays
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
115 NZD
Retention fee (per week)
Availability on request
165 NZD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
78 NZD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
68 NZD
Airport transfer from Auckland (pick-up) 125 NZD
Airport transfer from/to Auckland (pick-up and drop-off) 250 NZD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
27.01 / 06.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 27.04 / 01.06 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
01.01.2020 - 02.01.2020
25.12.2020 - 04.01.2021

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 411.- EUR
(685.- NZD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
City Lodge residence, double room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
685 NZD
1255 NZD
1215 NZD
2
1110 NZD
1990 NZD
1910 NZD
3
1535 NZD
2725 NZD
2605 NZD
4
1960 NZD
3460 NZD
3300 NZD
6
2810 NZD
4930 NZD
4690 NZD
8
3660 NZD
6400 NZD
6080 NZD
12
5360 NZD
9340 NZD
8860 NZD
16
6900 NZD
12120 NZD
11480 NZD
24
10220 NZD
17920 NZD
16960 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (1-4) (to be paid on site) 70 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (5+) (to be paid on site) 250 NZD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 150 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 89 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 179 NZD
Special diet (per week) 60 NZD
End-of-year holidays
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
115 NZD
Retention fee (per week)
Availability on request
165 NZD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
78 NZD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
68 NZD
Airport transfer from Auckland (pick-up) 125 NZD
Airport transfer from/to Auckland (pick-up and drop-off) 250 NZD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
27.01 / 06.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 27.04 / 01.06 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
01.01.2020 - 02.01.2020
25.12.2020 - 04.01.2021

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 450.- EUR
(750.- NZD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-11:45
Options (group): 12:30-15:45 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Specific options:
The intensive course includes 8 lessons per week to focus on specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, exam preparation or local culture, depending on students’ interests and language level.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
City Lodge residence, double room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
750 NZD
1320 NZD
1280 NZD
2
1240 NZD
2120 NZD
2040 NZD
3
1730 NZD
2920 NZD
2800 NZD
4
2220 NZD
3720 NZD
3560 NZD
6
3200 NZD
5320 NZD
5080 NZD
8
4180 NZD
6920 NZD
6600 NZD
12
6140 NZD
10120 NZD
9640 NZD
16
7860 NZD
13080 NZD
12440 NZD
24
11660 NZD
19360 NZD
18400 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (1-4) (to be paid on site) 70 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (5+) (to be paid on site) 250 NZD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 150 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 89 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 179 NZD
Special diet (per week) 60 NZD
End-of-year holidays
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
115 NZD
Retention fee (per week)
Availability on request
165 NZD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
78 NZD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
68 NZD
Airport transfer from Auckland (pick-up) 125 NZD
Airport transfer from/to Auckland (pick-up and drop-off) 250 NZD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
27.01 / 06.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 27.04 / 01.06 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
01.01.2020 - 02.01.2020
25.12.2020 - 04.01.2021

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined business course, 20+8 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 450.- EUR
(750.- NZD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Business (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-11:45
Business (group): 12:10-15:45 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
City Lodge residence, double room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
750 NZD
1320 NZD
1280 NZD
2
1240 NZD
2120 NZD
2040 NZD
3
1730 NZD
2920 NZD
2800 NZD
4
2220 NZD
3720 NZD
3560 NZD
6
3200 NZD
5320 NZD
5080 NZD
8
4180 NZD
6920 NZD
6600 NZD
12
6140 NZD
10120 NZD
9640 NZD
16
7860 NZD
13080 NZD
12440 NZD
24
11660 NZD
19360 NZD
18400 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (1-4) (to be paid on site) 70 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (5+) (to be paid on site) 250 NZD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 150 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 89 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 179 NZD
Special diet (per week) 60 NZD
End-of-year holidays
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
115 NZD
Retention fee (per week)
Availability on request
165 NZD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
78 NZD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
68 NZD
Airport transfer from Auckland (pick-up) 125 NZD
Airport transfer from/to Auckland (pick-up and drop-off) 250 NZD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
27.01 / 06.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 27.04 / 01.06 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
01.01.2020 - 02.01.2020
25.12.2020 - 04.01.2021

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive business course

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 450.- EUR
(750.- NZD)
Lessons
Business (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
Business (group): 08:30-11:45
Options (group): 12:30-15:45 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Specific options:
The intensive course includes 8 lessons per week to focus on specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, exam preparation or local culture, depending on students’ interests and language level.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
City Lodge residence, double room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
750 NZD
1320 NZD
1280 NZD
2
1240 NZD
2120 NZD
2040 NZD
3
1730 NZD
2920 NZD
2800 NZD
4
2220 NZD
3720 NZD
3560 NZD
6
3200 NZD
5320 NZD
5080 NZD
8
4180 NZD
6920 NZD
6600 NZD
12
6140 NZD
10120 NZD
9640 NZD
16
7860 NZD
13080 NZD
12440 NZD
24
11660 NZD
19360 NZD
18400 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (1-4) (to be paid on site) 70 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (5+) (to be paid on site) 250 NZD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 150 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 89 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 179 NZD
Special diet (per week) 60 NZD
End-of-year holidays
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
115 NZD
Retention fee (per week)
Availability on request
165 NZD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
78 NZD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
68 NZD
Airport transfer from Auckland (pick-up) 125 NZD
Airport transfer from/to Auckland (pick-up and drop-off) 250 NZD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
27.01 / 06.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 27.04 / 01.06 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
01.01.2020 - 02.01.2020
25.12.2020 - 04.01.2021

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

B2 First exam preparation course, 28 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 10/12 week(s)
10 weeks From 3094.- EUR
(5160.- NZD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 28 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
10/12 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 (Mon, Wed, Fri), 08:30-11:45 + 12:30-15:45 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
City Lodge residence, double room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
10
5160 NZD
8520 NZD
8120 NZD
12
6140 NZD
10120 NZD
9640 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

B2 First exam fee 380 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (1-4) (to be paid on site) 70 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (5+) (to be paid on site) 250 NZD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 150 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 89 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 179 NZD
Special diet (per week) 60 NZD
End-of-year holidays
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
115 NZD
Retention fee (per week)
Availability on request
165 NZD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
78 NZD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
68 NZD
Airport transfer from Auckland (pick-up) 125 NZD
Airport transfer from/to Auckland (pick-up and drop-off) 250 NZD
Starting dates 10 wk
06.01 / 30.03 / 22.06 / 21.09.2020
Starting dates 12 wk
16.03 / 07.09.2020
Exam dates
13.03 / 09.06 / 27.08 / 01.12.2020
Bank holidays
27.01 / 06.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 27.04 / 01.06 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
01.01.2020 - 02.01.2020
25.12.2020 - 04.01.2021

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

C1 Advanced exam preparation course, 28 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 10/12 week(s)
10 weeks From 3094.- EUR
(5160.- NZD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 28 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
10/12 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 (Mon, Wed, Fri), 08:30-11:45 + 12:30-15:45 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
City Lodge residence, double room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
10
5160 NZD
8520 NZD
8120 NZD
12
6140 NZD
10120 NZD
9640 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

C1 Advanced exam fee 380 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (1-4) (to be paid on site) 70 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (5+) (to be paid on site) 250 NZD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 150 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 89 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 179 NZD
Special diet (per week) 60 NZD
End-of-year holidays
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
115 NZD
Retention fee (per week)
Availability on request
165 NZD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
78 NZD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
68 NZD
Airport transfer from Auckland (pick-up) 125 NZD
Airport transfer from/to Auckland (pick-up and drop-off) 250 NZD
Starting dates 10 wk
06.01 / 30.03 / 22.06 / 21.09.2020
Starting dates 12 wk
16.03 / 07.09.2020
Exam dates
14.03 / 10.06 / 28.08 / 02.12.2020
Bank holidays
27.01 / 06.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 27.04 / 01.06 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
01.01.2020 - 02.01.2020
25.12.2020 - 04.01.2021

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive IELTS exam preparation course, 28 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week From 450.- EUR
(750.- NZD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 28 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 (Mon, Wed, Fri), 08:30-11:45 + 12:30-15:45 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
City Lodge residence, double room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
1
750 NZD
1320 NZD
1280 NZD
2
1240 NZD
2120 NZD
2040 NZD
3
1730 NZD
2920 NZD
2800 NZD
4
2220 NZD
3720 NZD
3560 NZD
6
3200 NZD
5320 NZD
5080 NZD
8
4180 NZD
6920 NZD
6600 NZD
12
6140 NZD
10120 NZD
9640 NZD
16
7860 NZD
13080 NZD
12440 NZD
24
11660 NZD
19360 NZD
18400 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site)
approximately
385 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (1-4) (to be paid on site) 70 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (5+) (to be paid on site) 250 NZD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 150 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 89 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 179 NZD
Special diet (per week) 60 NZD
End-of-year holidays
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
115 NZD
Retention fee (per week)
Availability on request
165 NZD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
78 NZD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
68 NZD
Airport transfer from Auckland (pick-up) 125 NZD
Airport transfer from/to Auckland (pick-up and drop-off) 250 NZD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
27.01 / 06.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 27.04 / 01.06 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
01.01.2020 - 02.01.2020
25.12.2020 - 04.01.2021

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

English academic course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 10 week(s)
10 weeks From 3094.- EUR
(5160.- NZD)
Lessons
Academic (group): 28 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
10 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 (Mon, Wed, Fri), 08:30-11:45 + 12:30-15:45 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

Read more
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
City Lodge residence, double room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
10
5160 NZD
8520 NZD
8120 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (1-4) (to be paid on site) 70 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (5+) (to be paid on site) 250 NZD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 150 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 89 NZD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 179 NZD
Special diet (per week) 60 NZD
End-of-year holidays
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
115 NZD
Retention fee (per week)
Availability on request
165 NZD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
78 NZD
Extra night (18+) (residence)
Availability on request
68 NZD
Airport transfer from Auckland (pick-up) 125 NZD
Airport transfer from/to Auckland (pick-up and drop-off) 250 NZD
Starting dates
20.04 / 14.09.2020
Bank holidays
27.01 / 06.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 27.04 / 01.06 / 26.10.2020
Holidays
01.01.2020 - 02.01.2020
25.12.2020 - 04.01.2021

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

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.

4.4/5
Overall rating

93% of students recommending this school

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

15 students gave their opinion about this school

19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Sehr faszinierendes Land mit tollen, einzigartigen Landschaften. Die Klassenzimmer waren z.T eher klein und düster. In manchen waren die Schreibablagen sehr klein, so dass mann nicht wirklich gut arbeiten konnte. Die Unterrichtsbücher mussten oft im Schnelldurchgang durchgearbeitet werden (Viele Aufgaben der Bücher waren nicht wirklich ansprechend). Alle 1-3 Wochen gab es ein neues Buch, obwohl das alte meist nicht vollständig durchgearbeitet war. Dies fand ich etwas schade und nicht gerade umweltfreundlich.Gut fand ich die Gruppenarbeiten. Sie förderten sprachliche Kenntnisse, sowie auch den Klassenzusammenhalt. Man lernte jeweils auch sehr viel über andere Länder und Kulturen. Die Famile war sehr offen, liebevoll, nett und Verständnisvoll. Man fühlte sich von der ersten Minute an wilkommen.Die zimmer sind sehr süss eingerichten und weisen alles auf, was man so braucht. Das Essen war supper lecker, frisch, und abwechslungsreich. Es kam ein paar Mal vor, dass die Aktivitäten (nicht direkt von der Schule organisiert) nicht stattfanden, da es nicht genügen Anmeldungen gab. Dies war jedoch nicht so schlimm. Vielen Dank für die gute Beratung.
8 weeks, January – February 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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« - Die Schule hat eine sehr schöne, gute Lage (etwas ausserhalb des Zentrums).- Sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Lehrpersonen und sonstige Angestellte.-Sehr abwechslungsreiches Aktivitäten Programm.- toller Nationalitätenmix.-Es gab vielle Gruppenarbeiten, was ich sehr gut fand. »
Top tips
« Karekare beach, Piha beach, Bay of Island, Mercer Bay, Coromandel etc.Auch die Aktivitäten der Schule waren jeweils toll um andere Personen besser kennen zu lernen und Freundschaften zu knüpfen:) »
24 years old - Germany
/ 5
6 weeks, October – November 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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32 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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33 years old - Germany
/ 5
12 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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26 years old - Belgium
/ 5
12 weeks, May – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Pays magnifique, ville incroyable, safe et personnes très amicales.
3 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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« La diversité de nationalités prèsentes dans l’école et le bon esprit des étudiants et professeurs. »
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
13 weeks, September – December 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, September – November 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Vielen Dank für diesen super Sprachaufenthalt.Die Schule ist sehr schön, die Lehrperson war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit und die Studenten bunt durchmischt :-)Ich hatte das Glück, dass ich fast der einzige deutsch-sprachige Student war an der ganzen Schule und konnte so viel profitieren.Die Gastfamilie war auch super!Thank you :-)
4 weeks, November – December 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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21 years old - France
/ 5
8 weeks, January – March 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Testimonials
Fabio Alberto Quintero Escudero
Fabio Alberto Quintero Escudero

I'm from Bogota, Colombia and I decided to take a course to give my professional life more opportunities abroad. Traveling to New Zealand to improve my English has been the most exciting, rewarding and enjoyable experience of my life. At the begining I couldn’t say no more than a "hello, how are you?” Right now I have an IELTS result of 6.0, I speak fluently and I have a wide vocabulary knowledge, which demonstrate that my trip was fruitful.

Auckland is a city where you can find different recreational plans, such as visiting the Skytower with its beautiful 360 degree view of the city or trying Bungee Jumping from the Auckland Bridge. Also, enjoying a game of Rugby at Eden Park and going to several bars and clubs in the city center where is more amusing to practice the language. Kaplan is an institution committed to the student, attentive at all times and willing to guide you through the academic process, with teachers from around the world. Its infrastructure has two buildings each with cafeteria, computer room and study center where you can find all kinds of tools to practice and improve the language.

The most interesting part is the opportunity to share with people from different cultures, to get to know and live with them is really cool. Besides, you can do strange things that you never thought you would do, and that gives you a different perspective from what you're used to hearing of other countries. Studying at Kaplan-Auckland only involves a risk and that is "wanting to stay." I want to thank ESL for their support before, during and after the trip, without you this dream wouldn’t have come true.

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Host family (from 16 years)
Ideal for full immersion in the language, host family accommodation is a very popular option with students. The families are selected with care by our partner school and live around 30-45 minutes away from the course centre by public transport. You will stay in a single room, with half board provided during the week and full board provided at weekends. You can use the family’s laundry facilities. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the locals in Auckland!

City Lodge residence (from 18 years)
This residence is suitable for students who wish to be independent. You’ll stay in a single room (double rooms available upon request) with private bathroom, a small fridge, Internet access (Wi-Fi at a cost) as well as tea and coffee-making facilities. Bed linen and towels are provided. In the student lounge, you can watch TV together with your international housemates. The communal kitchen is at your disposal, as are the coin-operated laundry facilities. The residence is located about 20 minutes from Kaplan Auckland by bus.

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YMCA hostel (from 18 years)
Enjoy your single room with shared bathroom in this international hostel! You’ll meet the other residents in the common lounge (with Sky TV) and cook your meals in one of the two kitchens. Bed linen, towels and cleaning service are included in the price, while Wi-Fi and laundry facilities have an additional cost. The school is 35 minutes away on foot, 15 by bike and 28 by bus. Nearby, you’ll find the the Auckland Town Hall, Aotea Square, the Central City Library and the Auckland Art Gallery – explore the city with your new friends!

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City Lodge residence

General information

City Lodge is located in the city centre, walking distance to famous streets K-Road and Queen Street, as well as the Sky Tower and the Ferry Terminal. This is an eco-friendly backpacker facility (5-star Enviro Gold), with hotel-style facilities and lovely staff.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
20 minutes
Means of transportation:
Public transport
Average public transport cost:
Weekly: NZD 30
Walking distance to public transport:
12 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
12 minutes
Coffee shops:
7 minutes
Restaurants:
7 minutes
Shops:
12 minutes
Pharmacy:
12 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 2:00 pm
Saturday until 10:00 am
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
Credit card

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan
All-you-can-eat continental breakfast available at an extra price.

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Cooking utensils, pots & pans, crockery & cutlery, oven, stovetop, microwave
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
NZD 3 per wash
Common area/lounge
Pool table, sofas, table tennis, SKY TV.
Wi-Fi internet access
NZD 6 for 24 hrs (unlimited use), NZD 20 for 1 week (unlimited use) and NZD 50 for 10GB (valid for a month)
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
Outdoor area
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Ask reception for availability
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym
Building next door. For students staying at YMCA and City Lodge special prices apply.

Room types and facilities

Single
33
: 10 m2/ : 14 m2
Twin
17
Double
23
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Once a week
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
NZD 6 for 24 hrs (unlimited use), NZD 20 for 1 week (unlimited use) and NZD 50 for 10GB (valid for a month)
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpet
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

YMCA Hostel

General information

YMCA is located in the city centre, walking distance to famous streets K-Road and Queen Street, as well as the Sky Tower and the Ferry Terminal. This is an eco-friendly backpacker facility (4-star Enviro Gold) that offers lots of social activities all year round. Whether it's a free soup night to warm you up in winter, free sausage sizzle in the summer, or table tennis competitions, students have plenty of opportunities to socialise with other guests (students from other schools and travellers)!

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
25 minutes
Means of transportation:
Public transport
Average public transport cost:
Weekly: NZD 30
Walking distance to public transport:
10 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 2:00 pm
Saturday until 10:00 am
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
Credit card

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan
All-you-can-eat continental breakfast available at an extra price

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Includes: cooking utensils, pots & pans, crockery & cutlery, oven, stovetop
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
NZD 3 per wash
Common area/lounge
Pool table, sofas, table tennis. Outdoor area with BBQ and tables.
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Available only overnight, ask reception for prices.
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
92
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
1 toilet per 6 guests
Shared showers
1 shower per 6 guests
Cleaning
Minimum 4 times a day (communal areas and bathrooms)
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
In the dining area
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
NZD 6 (24hr unlimited), NZD 20 (1week unlimited), NZD 50 (20GB, valid for 30 days)
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpet
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

The city of Auckland itself will offer you a wide range of leisure activities, whether sports, cultural visits or evening outings. The beautiful natural surroundings of the city invite you to discover the forest and its hidden waterfalls. Take a ferry in Auckland harbour, visit one of the small neighbouring islands and observe the numerous boats circling the bay. Every week, your school will also offer you a comprehensive programme of activities: city tour, football matches, ice skating, indoor climbing, kayaking… and also movie nights, quiz nights and pizza parties! At weekends, you will go on excursions with your new friends from all over the world and explore, among others, Waiheke Island, some 30 minutes away by boat, or Coromandel and its beautiful beaches, across the Hauraki Gulf. You will have an unforgettable time in this fresh and lively city!

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- Book 2 weeks or more of online courses and benefit from the same weekly price for both online and on-site courses
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Australia AUD 225 per week AUD 275 per week
New Zealand NZD 225 per week NZD 275 per week

Offer valid for the following destinations: 
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Kaplan Melbourne
Kaplan Perth
Kaplan Sydney
Kaplan Auckland

 
Conditions: 
- Valid for new bookings received before 30.09.2020
- The online and the on-site courses must be booked at the same time but the courses don’t need to take place consecutively
- Minimum of 2 weeks of online lessons before beginning the on-site course
- The online lessons must start before 14.12.2020 and the on-site course must start in 2020, unless this is delayed due to coronavirus-related reasons
- This offer cannot be combined with other offers or discounts
 
To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 09.07.2020
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