Southern Lakes English College language school in Queenstown

From 2970.- NZD
approx 1803.- EUR
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The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE)
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Student house
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, South Korea, Thailand, etc..
ratings
7 authentic opinions

Southern Lakes English College is located in the centre of Queenstown, close to shops, banks, parks, cafés and restaurants. This school, which is deliberately small in size, offers students optimal learning conditions with a notably very high quality teaching staff. It is made up of 13 spacious classrooms and a common room with a kitchenette and a ping-pong table. In the same building as the school, the students also have Internet via a WiFi connection and benefit from concessionary rates for the Queenstown Gym and at Discovery Lodge.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Job Club
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card
  • Activity programme

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Intensive course + Job (Working Holiday Visa)

Elementary to Advanced, 6 - 48 week(s)
6 week(s) - From NZD 2970.-
(about EUR 1810.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
Course duration
6 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
6
2970
5200
5130
8
3760
6650
6500
12
5340
9550
9240
16
6440
11970
11500
24
9000
17170
16380
Extra week (24+)
350
680
640
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.64   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.02 / 25.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Intensive course + Job Search Club (Student Visa)

Elementary to Advanced, 14 - 48 week(s)
14 week(s) - From NZD 5920.-
(about EUR 3608.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
Course duration
14 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
14
5360
10230
9840
24
8650
16820
16030
32
11450
22260
21150
Extra week (32+)
350
680
640
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.64   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.02 / 25.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Cambridge course (FCE) + Job

Intermediate to Advanced, 9 / 11 / 12 week(s)
9 week(s) - From NZD 4245.-
(about EUR 2587.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
Course duration
9 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-11:45 + 13:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
9
4245
7465
7275
11
5055
8935
8665
12
5460
9670
9360
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.64   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 9 wk
24.06.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
01.04 / 23.09.2019
Bank holidays
06.02 / 25.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Cambridge course (CAE) + Job

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 9 / 11 / 12 week(s)
9 week(s) - From NZD 4245.-
(about EUR 2587.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
Course duration
9 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-11:45 + 13:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
9
4245
7465
7275
11
5055
8935
8665
12
5460
9670
9360
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.64   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 9 wk
24.06.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
01.04 / 23.09.2019
Bank holidays
06.02 / 25.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 03.06 / 28.10.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Options/Extras

Course materials deposit (to be paid on site) (Part of the deposit will be refunded when book is returned) 80 NZD
One-to-one course (per lesson) (Availability on request) 80 NZD
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 385 NZD
CAE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 385 NZD
Extra night with host family 50 NZD
Extra night with host family (03.12.2018-03.03.2019 & 03.06.2019-29.09.2019 & 01.12.2019-29.02.2020) 55 NZD
Additional night compulsory (Extra night compulsory if taking exam during the following dates:
FCE: 23.03, 24.08, 22.06, 14.12.2019
CAE: 22.06, 24.08, 14.12.2019)
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 03.12.2018-03.03.2019 & 03.06.2019-29.09.2019 & 01.12.2019-29.02.2020) 20 NZD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Student House, single room: 03.12.2018-03.03.2019 & 03.06.2019-29.09.2019 & 01.12.2019-29.02.2020) 40 NZD
Accommodation (during work per week)
Host family/single room/half board
330 NZD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 80 NZD

Other accommodation options

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.

4.1/5
Overall rating

86% of students recommending this school

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

7 students gave their opinion about this school

21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Zu viele Brazillianer (!!!) in der Schule. Sehr oft hörte man nur Portugiesisch oder Spanisch. Echt Schade.Auch Thailändisch war extrem oft zu hören.. Freizeitangebot war ein wenig Mager.. Milford Sound war nur Bedingt billiger..
21 weeks, July – December 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (2.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe sehr vieles gelernt in Neuseeland. Die Kultur, die Menschen dort, die Sprache - alles war einfach super. Die Lehrer sind super hilfsbereit und freundlich! Ich wurde sehr ermutigt, Englisch zu sprechen. Die Tests waren nicht ausschlagsgebend für das bleiben in der Klasse. »
Top tips
« Man sollte UNBEDINGT 1-2 Wochen nach der Schule eine Reise einplanen. Neuseeland ist wunderschön und ich bereue es echt, dass ich dies nicht tun konnte. Man kann super günstig ein Auto mieten (Bitte nicht internationalen Führerausweis vergessen) und die schönsten Orte sehen. »
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
Der Auslandsaufenthalt hat sich total gelohnt. Neuseeland ist wunderschön und ich liebe Queenstown. Eine kleine Stadt mit viel Charakter und alles nah beieinander. Die Sprachschule war wie eine große Familie und alle immer super hilfsbereit und herzlich. Würde es sofort wieder machen.
16 weeks, September 2017 – January 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
27 years old - Italy
/ 5
16 weeks, March – June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
14 weeks, January – April 2015
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Work placement (5 / 5)
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, February – March 2014
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Work placement (1 / 5)
Accommodation (4.6 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
28 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, October – December 2012
Value for money (4 / 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 (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Work placement (5 / 5)
Accommodation (4.6 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, September – November 2009
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 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 (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.6 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

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Host family
Known for their hospitality, staying with a New Zealander family during your stay in Queenstown is the best possible way to get acquainted with the “kiwi" way of life. Our partner school carefully selects host families, who generally live around 30 minutes away from the school. You will stay in a single room with half board provided.

Student House
You will stay in one of these comfortable Student Houses and practise your English outside the classroom. Only a 5-10-minute walk to the city centre and the language school, you will be able to choose between a single or a twin bedroom; bed linen and towels are provided, and the bathroom is shared. You will be able to cook your meals in the shared kitchen with your flatmates or relax in the living room; Wi-Fi is free (unlimited or 300 mb per day, depending on the Student House) and a paying laundry is also available.

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