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, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
South America, Brazil, Japan, etc..

Located next to Cuba Street and around the corner from Courtenay Place, our partner school enjoys 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

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 401.- EUR
(665.- NZD)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Setup on Dixon residence, single room, no meals
1
665 NZD
1205 NZD
2
1000 NZD
1830 NZD
2120 NZD
3
1335 NZD
2455 NZD
2890 NZD
4
1670 NZD
3080 NZD
3660 NZD
6
2340 NZD
4330 NZD
5200 NZD
8
3010 NZD
5580 NZD
6740 NZD
12
4350 NZD
8080 NZD
9820 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course material deposit
refundable
50 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site) 200 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
20.01 / 06.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 27.04 / 01.06 / 26.10 / 25.12 / 28.12.2020
Holidays
01.01.2020 - 02.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Language level: Beginner courses on demand

Intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 453.- EUR
(750.- NZD)
Lessons
23 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:15-15:15 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:00-12:15 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Setup on Dixon residence, single room, no meals
1
750 NZD
1290 NZD
2
1170 NZD
2000 NZD
2290 NZD
3
1590 NZD
2710 NZD
3145 NZD
4
2010 NZD
3420 NZD
4000 NZD
6
2850 NZD
4840 NZD
5710 NZD
8
3690 NZD
6260 NZD
7420 NZD
12
5310 NZD
9040 NZD
10780 NZD
16
6970 NZD
11860 NZD
14180 NZD
24
10170 NZD
17380 NZD
20860 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course material deposit
refundable
50 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site) 200 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
20.01 / 06.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 27.04 / 01.06 / 26.10 / 25.12 / 28.12.2020
Holidays
01.01.2020 - 02.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Language level: Beginner courses on demand

IELTS exam preparation course, 23 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 5 - 40 week(s)
5 weeks From 1467.- EUR
(2430.- NZD)
Lessons
23 of 60 minutes
Course duration
5 - 40 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:15-15:15 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:00-12:15 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Setup on Dixon residence, single room, no meals
6
2850 NZD
4840 NZD
5710 NZD
8
3690 NZD
6260 NZD
7420 NZD
12
5310 NZD
9040 NZD
10780 NZD
16
6970 NZD
11860 NZD
14180 NZD
24
10170 NZD
17380 NZD
20860 NZD
NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Course material deposit
refundable
50 NZD
IELTS exam fee (to be paid online) 385 NZD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site) 200 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
06.01 / 10.02 / 16.03 / 20.04 / 25.05 / 29.06 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 16.11.2020
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
20.01 / 06.02 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 27.04 / 01.06 / 26.10 / 25.12 / 28.12.2020
Holidays
01.01.2020 - 02.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

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.

4.3/5
Overall rating

90% of students recommending this school

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

58 students gave their opinion about this school

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)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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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)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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60 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, January – February 2019
Value for money (4 / 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)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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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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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)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (1.3 / 5)
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28 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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26 years old - France
/ 5
8 weeks, July – September 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
16 weeks, May – September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, May – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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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.

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