English school in Wellington: NZLC

Key points

  • Variety of cultural and artistic events in the city all year round
  • Personal and familiar atmosphere
  • Central location and numerous extracurricular activities

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
IELTS
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
South America, Brazil, Europe, etc..
ratings
61 authentic opinions

Located next to Cuba Street and around the corner from Courtenay Place, our partner school enjoys an excellent location in one of the liveliest districts in Wellington! It's just a few minutes' walk from numerous cafés and restaurants. Housed in a modern building, the school has spacious and bright classrooms, a student lounge with table tennis, computers with internet access and free Wi-Fi, and a cafeteria where you can socialise with your fellow international students. Welcome to the kiwi lifestyle!

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Included in the price
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • Job Club
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 379.- EUR
(620.- NZD)
Lessons
General (group): 12.5 of 60 minutes
+ Electives/Activities (group): 5 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-11:15
Electives/Activities (group): 13:45-14:45
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Elective options may include: Pronunciation, Power Speaking, TOEIC, Job Workshop, Study Support, News Club.

For some activities, a fee may be required

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
620 NZD
1160 NZD
2
910 NZD
1740 NZD
3
1200 NZD
2320 NZD
4
1490 NZD
2900 NZD
6
2070 NZD
4060 NZD
8
2650 NZD
5220 NZD
12
3810 NZD
7540 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.61   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course material deposit
refundable
50 NZD

Options

Extra night (host family) 42 NZD
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 145 NZD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 30 NZD
Airport transfer from Wellington (pick-up) 75 NZD
Airport transfer from/to Wellington (pick-up and drop-off) 120 NZD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.01 / 25.01 / 08.02 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 26.04 / 07.06 / 25.10.2021
Holidays
27.12.2021 - 28.12.2021

Arrival and departure days must be the same (Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday).

Language level: Beginner courses on demand

Intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 459.- EUR
(750.- NZD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 60 minutes
+ Electives/Activities (group): 5 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:30-13:30
Electives/Activities (group): 13:45-14:45
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Elective options may include: Pronunciation, Power Speaking, TOEIC, Job Workshop, Study Support, News Club.

For some activities, a fee may be required

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
750 NZD
1290 NZD
2
1170 NZD
2000 NZD
3
1590 NZD
2710 NZD
4
2010 NZD
3420 NZD
6
2850 NZD
4840 NZD
8
3690 NZD
6260 NZD
12
5310 NZD
9040 NZD
16
6970 NZD
11860 NZD
24
10170 NZD
17380 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.61   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course material deposit
refundable
50 NZD

Options

Extra night (host family) 42 NZD
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 145 NZD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 30 NZD
Airport transfer from Wellington (pick-up) 75 NZD
Airport transfer from/to Wellington (pick-up and drop-off) 120 NZD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.01 / 25.01 / 08.02 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 26.04 / 07.06 / 25.10.2021
Holidays
27.12.2021 - 28.12.2021

Arrival and departure days must be the same (Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday).

Language level: Beginner courses on demand

IELTS combined exam preparation course, 20+5 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 6 - 48 week(s)
6 weeks From 1743.- EUR
(2850.- NZD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 20 of 60 minutes
+ Electives/Activities (group): 5 of 60 minutes
Course duration
6 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
Exam preparation (group): 08:30-13:30
Electives/Activities (group): 13:45-14:45
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Elective options may include: Pronunciation, Power Speaking, TOEIC, Job Workshop, Study Support, News Club.

For some activities, a fee may be required

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
6
2850 NZD
4840 NZD
8
3690 NZD
6260 NZD
12
5310 NZD
9040 NZD
16
6970 NZD
11860 NZD
24
10170 NZD
17380 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.61   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course material deposit
refundable
50 NZD
IELTS exam fee (to be paid online) 385 NZD

Options

Extra night (host family) 42 NZD
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 145 NZD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 30 NZD
Airport transfer from Wellington (pick-up) 75 NZD
Airport transfer from/to Wellington (pick-up and drop-off) 120 NZD
Starting dates
05.01 / 15.02 / 29.03 / 10.05 / 21.06 / 02.08 / 13.09 / 26.10.2021
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.01 / 25.01 / 08.02 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 26.04 / 07.06 / 25.10.2021
Holidays
27.12.2021 - 28.12.2021

Arrival and departure days must be the same (Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday).

Language level: Beginner courses on demand

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.

4.2/5
Overall rating

90% of students recommending this school

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

61 students gave their opinion about this school

20 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, February 2020
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Als ich am Anfang in der Schule gestartet habe hatte ich etwas Schwierigkeiten neue Leute kennen zu lernen. Mit mir haben nur 2 andere am gleichen Tag gestartet und ich kam in eine Klasse mit 4 Schülern, also sehr klein. Mir ist am Anfang direkt aufgefallen, das sehr viele Paare und Ehepaare an der Schule sind die gemeinsam nach Wellington gekommen sind. Viele andere Schüler hatten Familie hier und lebten bei ihnen. Das war am Anfang schwierig, da diese nicht wirklich Interesse hatten neue Bekanntschaften zu knüpfen. Nach 1 Woche bin ich aber in eine neue Klasse gekommen und es hat etwa 1 1/2 Monate gedauert bis ich Freunde gefunden habe, denn im Dezember waren auch die Freizeitaktivitäten kaum bzw. gar nicht besucht. Ich hatte trotzdem eine tolle Zeit in Wellington. Ich würde jedoch andere empfehlen vielleicht erst im Januar zu starten, da mehr andere Schüler mit einem starten und die Aktivitäten besser besucht sind und auch interessanter sind. Wie hatten ab Januar wirklich einen tollen Lehrer, der alle sehr motiviert hat und dadurch alle Spass am Unterricht hatten.
12 weeks, November 2019 – February 2020
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja mein Englisch hat sich sicher verbessert. Es war auch eine gute Erfahrung selbständig zu sein ohne Hilfe von eigener Familie oder Freunden. Das hat mich als Person wachsen lassen. »
School highlights
« Ich habe die grösse der Schule geschätzt. Nicht zu klein und auch nicht zu gross. Ich finde auch das did Nationalitäten gut gemixt waren. »
42 years old - France
/ 5
Oui car les profs sont très pros et très motivants.
4 weeks, January – February 2020
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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21 years old - New Zealand
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, plus de confiance à l'oral mais je pense qu'un mois n'est pas suffisant pour faire de réels progrès malheureusement l'école est vraiment chère.Je pense que je n'étais pas dans le bon niveau, je m'ennuyais souvent... »
27 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, February 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Shower / Bathroom
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Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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60 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, January – February 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Ich habe mich 2 Mal angemeldet aber es konnte leider nicht durchgeführt werden wegen dem schlechten Wetter. Schade gab es kein alternativ Programm. Einen Ausflug gab es leider nur am Freitagnachmittag. Von meiner Unterkunft war ich leider nicht so begeistert was ich aber meiner Betreuungsperson schon mitgeteilt habe. Ich war im "The Setup on Dixon-Hostel". Für die 25 Franken pro Nacht weiss ich dass ich eigentlich nicht viel sagen kann und die Lage war perfekt. Nur hatte mein Zimmer und ich glaube auch viele andere nicht ein richtiges Fenster. Also es hatte eines welches man ein wenig öffnen konnte. Dieses Fenster ging aber in einen Innenhof wo noch ganz viele andere Fenster hin gingen. In diesen Innenhof konnte nur durch 2 Fenster welche auch nur ganz ganz wenig geöffnet wurden frische Luft eindringe. Die Luft war demensprechend immer sehr abgestanden und das Zimmer zu jeder Tageszeit stockdunkel wenn man das Licht nicht angeschaltet hat. Im Gang, der Küche und auf der Toilette hatte es auch keine Fenster. Man riechte die schlechte Luft schon im Eingang. Es war allgemein nicht wirklich sauber sei es in der Küche, im Bad oder im Zimmer auch wenn man immer wieder Leute sah die am putzen waren.. Es war für diese 2 Wochen in Ordnung dort zu wohnen, länger hätte ich aber nicht bleiben wollen.
2 weeks, February 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (2 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« 2 Wochen sind nicht lange aber ich glaube kleine Fortschritte konnte ich machen. Wir haben sehr viel Gespräche geführt in der Schule was mir am meisten gebracht hat und da es sonst keine Schweizer in der Schule hatte habe ich immer schön Englisch gesprochen. »
School highlights
« Es war sehr international. Das hat mir sehr gut gefallen. »
19 years old - New Caledonia
/ 5
3 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) ()
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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29 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (1.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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28 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere

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Host family
Being immersed in the culture of a country is without a doubt one of the best ways to learn the language. Living with a host family is a great opportunity to discover the New Zealand way of life from the inside, including the customs and cuisine, and to have a very enriching experience. It's also an opportunity to practise English on a daily basis. Chosen with care, the families know the school well. Located approximately 30 minutes from the school, you'll have your own room, half-board during the week and full board at the weekends.

The Setup on Dixon residence
You’ll love the location of this residence! Located in Wellington’s CBD, it’s just a stone’s throw from the vibrant port, a city beach and the language school. Rooms are private and come with a queen bed with free bed linen and towels, plus Wi-Fi, a TV, mini fridge, tea and coffee maker, a desk and chair. (Please note that some rooms may not have windows.) Bathrooms are shared, and common areas include a large kitchen, laundry facilities and a lounge with dining tables and chairs, a TV and comfy sofas to hang out on with your fellow residents.

Please note: 2021 official prices to be confirmed

Cultural, social and sports activities are an important part of NZLC Wellington’s program: they also enable students to practise English outside of the classroom. Whether mountain biking on the Wellington hills discovering the local flora of the city’s parks and surrounding forests or sea kayaking in one of the many bays around the city’s coast, the choice is yours! From skiing to walks through national parks, wine tours to aquatic sports; its impossible to list all that the Wellington region has to offer. After days full of adventure, you can spend your evenings enjoying barbeques, nights at one of the many cinemas or theatres and tasting the best New Zealand wines with your friends.

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New Zealand – free flight offered by ESL
New Zealand – free flight offered by ESL
Book a full-time course (23 x 60 minutes) of 12 weeks or more with our NZLC partner schools in New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington) and get a free flight between the two destinations.
 
  • Minimum stay in each school: 4 weeks
 
Booking must take place at least 4 weeks prior to course start (subject to availability).
 
To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.
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