Long term study in immersion: Southern Lakes English College

From 565.- NZD
approx 339.- EUR
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Key points

  • Exceptional location and wide variety of leisure activities
  • Young and welcoming city
  • Great place to meet numerous travellers
  • Test center for Cambridge, TOEIC, IELTS and TOEFL exams

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE), TOEIC
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
66 authentic opinions

Located in the beautiful centre of Queenstown, close to shops, banks, parks, cafés and restaurants, our partner school, which is deliberately small in size, offers students optimal learning conditions with a notably high quality teaching staff. There are 13 spacious classrooms and a common room with a kitchenette and a ping-pong table. In the same building as the school, the students can also enjoy free Wi-Fi and benefit from discounts for the Queenstown Gym and the Discovery Lodge. Discover the English language against the gorgeous backdrop of New Zealand!

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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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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 565.-
(about EUR 344.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 Lessons available also during the afternoon 16:25-19:05

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
12
3850
8060
7550
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.63   (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
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 655.-
(about EUR 399.-)
Lessons
23 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 13:00-15:00 (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
Student house, single room, no meals
12
4990
9200
8690
24
8650
16820
15830
36
12850
24980
23510
Extra week (36+)
350
680
640
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.63   (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
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 9 / 11 / 12 week(s)
9 week(s) - From NZD 3895.-
(about EUR 2374.-)
Lessons
23 of 55 minutes
Course duration
9 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 13:00-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This course allows you to have English lessons in the morning and enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the afternoon. You will have 15 hours of ski/snowboard and 15 hours of English tuition a week. The school is located next to Coronet Peak (20 minutes away by bus), Queenstown’s top ski field as well as close to the Cadrona, Remarkables, Treble Cone and Snowpark ski fields. Ski passes and transport by bus between the college and the mountain are included. You will need to organise equipment rental and lessons at extra cost.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
9
3895
7115
6725
11
4705
8585
8115
12
5110
9320
8810
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.63   (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
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 9 / 11 / 12 week(s)
9 week(s) - From NZD 3895.-
(about EUR 2374.-)
Lessons
23 of 55 minutes
Course duration
9 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 13:00-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This course allows you to have English lessons in the morning and enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the afternoon. You will have 15 hours of ski/snowboard and 15 hours of English tuition a week. The school is located next to Coronet Peak (20 minutes away by bus), Queenstown’s top ski field as well as close to the Cadrona, Remarkables, Treble Cone and Snowpark ski fields. Ski passes and transport by bus between the college and the mountain are included. You will need to organise equipment rental and lessons at extra cost.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
9
3895
7115
6725
11
4705
8585
8115
12
5110
9320
8810
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.63   (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
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

TOEIC course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 655.-
(about EUR 399.-)
Lessons
23 of 55 minutes
(15 general + 10 TOEIC)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Mon-Fri) + 13:00-15:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
This course allows you to have English lessons in the morning and enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the afternoon. You will have 15 hours of ski/snowboard and 15 hours of English tuition a week. The school is located next to Coronet Peak (20 minutes away by bus), Queenstown’s top ski field as well as close to the Cadrona, Remarkables, Treble Cone and Snowpark ski fields. Ski passes and transport by bus between the college and the mountain are included. You will need to organise equipment rental and lessons at extra cost.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
12
5110
9320
8810
24
9970
18140
17150
36
14830
26960
25490
Extra week (36+)
405
735
695
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.63   (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
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

English + golf

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 1005.-
(about EUR 612.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
+ Golf (3x/week)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + Golf 13:00-17:00 (3x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Nothing can prepare you for New Zealand’s natural beauty. Queenstown is the ideal destination for nature and sports lovers, and your gap experience will give you the opportunity to combine learning English with sports like mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, rugby or golf. Spend your mornings learning English and your afternoons doing the sport of your choice, or start off with an intensive or exam prep course and add your favourite sport whenever you like. There’s no way you won’t have a good time!

More information about this programme
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
12
9310
13520
13010
24
18370
26540
25550
36
27430
39560
38090
Extra week (36+)
755
1085
1045
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.63   (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
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

English + Wine

Elementary to Advanced, 1 / 2 / 3 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 1160.-
(about EUR 707.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 / 2 / 3 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 (Wine: to be specified)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
On the menu: wine tasting, tour of the greatest wineries in the Gibbston Valley, Bannockburn, Cromwell and Wanaka areas, visit of a wine cave and of an excellent cheesery. Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling... Under the guidance of a wine expert, you will gain an appreciation of some of the most celebrated New Zealand wines.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
1160
1740
1670
2
2070
2980
2870
3
2980
4220
4070
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.63   (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
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

English + Mountain Biking (07.01.2019-03.05.2019 + 30.09.2019-21.12.2019)

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 32 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 1085.-
(about EUR 661.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
+ Mountain Biking (5x/week)
Course duration
1 - 32 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + Mountain Biking (5x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
In addition to the 15 weekly hours of English classes in the morning, you will be able to hone your mountain biking skills in the afternoon. In the surroundings of Queenstown, on the first gondola-accessed mountain bike park, you will experience the joys and thrills of mountain biking. You will ride on a 6-kilometer long track, recognized as one of the best in the world, which offers a variety of tours to cater for all abilities.Gondola pass included, mountainbike rental at a charge.

More information about this programme
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
12
10270
14480
13970
24
20290
28460
27470
32
26970
37780
36470
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.63   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
07.01 / 14.01 / 21.01 / 28.01 / 04.02 / 11.02 / 18.02 / 25.02 / 04.03 / 11.03 / 18.03 / 26.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 15.04 / 23.04 / 29.04 / 30.09 / 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
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
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

English + 'Ski/Snowboard' (approximately 16.06.2019 - 23.09.2019)

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 16 week(s)
1 week(s) - From NZD 1065.-
(about EUR 649.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
+ Ski/Snowboard (5x/week)
Course duration
1 - 16 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 17
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 Ski/Snowboard (5x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
approximate date depending on Coronet Peak opening/closing day
This course allows you to have English lessons in the morning and enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the afternoon. You will have 15 hours of ski/snowboard and 15 hours of English tuition a week. The school is located next to Coronet Peak (20 minutes away by bus), Queenstown’s top ski field as well as close to the Cadrona, Remarkables, Treble Cone and Snowpark ski fields. Ski passes and transport by bus between the college and the mountain are included. You will need to organise equipment rental and lessons at extra cost.

More information about this programme
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
1065
1645
1575
2
1880
2790
2680
3
2695
3935
3785
4
3510
5080
4890
6
5140
7370
7100
8
6770
9660
9310
12
10030
14240
13730
16
13290
18820
18150
All prices are in NZD.   NZD 1 ≈ EUR 0.63   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
17.06 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08 / 26.08 / 02.09 / 09.09 / 16.09 / 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
Leaving day: 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
TOEIC exam fee (prices on request) 270 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
Student house deposit (refundable) 200 NZD
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
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Student House, double room: 03.12.2018-03.03.2019 & 03.06.2019-29.09.2019 & 01.12.2019-29.02.2020) 50 NZD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Queenstown) 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

89% of students recommending this school

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

66 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - New Caledonia
/ 5
J'ai apprécié la ville il fait froid mais très chaleureuse. Les cours était vraiment super j'ai rencontré beaucoup de personne venant de l'Amérique latine, chine, japon ... etc Il y a plusieurs nationalité mais surtout venant de l'Amérique latine. l'école est bien placé, l'infrastructures de l'école est parfaite. ma classe est la meilleur jamais j'oublierais ce beau monde que j'ai rencontré. J'ai vraiment apprécié l'ensignement j'ai appris beaucoup de chose en seulement 1 mois c'était génial. j'ai adoré la façon dont c'est professeurs enseigner franchement j'ai rien à dire just perfect
4 weeks, April – May 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 (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
Queenstown is een hele gezellige stad en er is veel mooie natuur in de buurt dus in de weekenden is het makkelijk om erop uit te trekken. Het gastgezin was geweldig. Een hele aardige familie en je had veel vrijheid, geen verplichtingen behalve je eigen bord afwassen.
8 weeks, February – April 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 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 (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ik heb veel vooruitgang gemaakt en ben nu zeker van mijn eigen Engels en kan met iedereen een gesprek aangaan en mijn luister en leesvaardigheden zitten ook op een hoog niveau. »
School highlights
« De docenten waren heel aardig en het voelde echt als een soort familie. »
50 years old - France
/ 5
26 weeks, September 2017 – March 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
11 weeks, January – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 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 (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Nicht nur sprachlich sondern auch persönlich »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
J'ai passé un merveilleux séjour à Queenstown en Nouvelle Zélande. Je suis littéralement tombée amoureuse de ce pays, de sa faune, de sa flore et de ses habitants. Je conseille fortement ESL. ESL est une agence de qualité.
15 weeks, September – December 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (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) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, j'ai pu améliorer mon anglais rapidement grâce au cours proposés par mes profs et leur demande quant à mon implication durant ceux-ci. Je me suis toujours exprimée en anglais que ce soit avec des locaux ou avec mes collègues de classe et amis. »
School highlights
« Mes profs sont passionnés par leur travail et ont réussi à me transmettre cette passion de la langue anglaise. J'ai également élargis mon cercle d'amis et fait de magnifiques rencontres. »
Top tips
« Sur Queenstown, il faut absolument faire la tournée des bars et des boites de nuit. Niveau resto je conseille Yonder et Madame Who ainsi que tous les restaurants Japonais. Pour le reste du pays, tout est à voir ! »
27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
14 weeks, November 2017 – March 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 (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
14 weeks, September – December 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 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 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Leider war der Nationalitäten-Mix nicht sehr gross. Es hatte sehr viele Studenten aus Brasilien. Leider hat die Schule nicht sehr viele eigene Angebote organisiert. Für die Grösse der Schule hätte es mehr eigene Angebote geben sollen. Es war jeweils nur eine Aktivität nach der Schule an einem Tag in der Woche (Die Art der Aktivität hat sich auch immer wieder wiederholt). Ich hätte diesbezüglich mehr erwartet.
10 weeks, September – December 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja ich habe in diesen 10 Wochen Schule sehr viel dazu gelernt und ein erfolgreiches FIRST Certificate abgeschlossen. »
School highlights
« Kompetente und nette Lehrer. Ihnen waren die Lernerfolge der Studenten sehr wichtig. »
41 years old - Spain
/ 5
12 weeks, June – September 2017
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 (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - France
/ 5
7 weeks, July – August 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
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals

Testimonials

Franziska Abegg
Franziska Abegg
SLEC, Queenstown
Duration: 12 weeks

These 3 months were really amazing. The students at Southern Lakes English College were incredibly friendly and I made friends with many people with whom I would like to keep in touch after my 3 months here. Queenstown is a great place, offering varied activities like Bungee Jumping, Skydiving, etc. and the town is surrounded by beautiful landscapes with mountains, lakes and forests… it is truly beautiful. Party lovers will not be disappointed. Queenstown has a very busy nightlife because there are many tourists and young students here. So – what else can I say? I fell in love with Queenstown and I know I will go back there.

The organisation of my trip by ESL was just perfect. Unfortunately, on the way to Queenstown, I missed my connecting flight from Auckland to Queenstown because my flight was late and there was too little time (only a half hour) to go through customs and then go to the other airport to catch my flight. This is why I spent my first night in Auckland.

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Marinela MARKOVIC
Marinela MARKOVIC
SLEC, Queenstown
Duration: 12 weeks

I spent 12 amazing weeks. Between the inevitable trips with my friends and those organised by the school, I was always very busy! To say that the teachers are brilliant is an understatement. Special thanks to Shelley, my favourite. People are welcoming, and if you are rather shy like me, you will soon change. I am coming back with plenty of images in my head, new friends and a much more advanced level of English. I would be surprised if you don’t feel sad at the idea of leaving such a great place. This is where I found peace of mind. 

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Andrés Felipe Salazar Roa
Andrés Felipe Salazar Roa
SLEC, Queenstown
Duration: 20 weeks

ESL is a great company. From the very first minute and till the end of my stay, they were by my side, attentive to my concerns and needs. It’s the second time a travel with them and I’m positive it won’t be the last. Thank you for providing the means that allowed me reach my goals.

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Host family
Known for their hospitality, staying with a New Zealand 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 from the school. You'll stay in a single room with half-board provided (full board on the weekends), and you might even pick up a New Zealand accent from your hosts!

Student House
Near the centre of Queenstown and a 5-10-minute walk from the school, you'll stay in one of these modern and comfortable residences, in a single or twin room, with shared bathrooms. Each Student House offers common spaces such as a living room and kitchen, where you can hang out with your flatmates. Bed linen and towels are provided and laundry facilities for pay are available. Wi-Fi is free (unlimited or 300 mb per day, depending on the Student House).

Using your English in a sports or social context is a very good way of developing your skills which you have acquired in class. For this reason, our partner school offers a different programme of activities each week. With activities such as bungee jumping, rafting, kayaking, horse riding, handgliding, mountain biking and sailing...it's difficult to get bored in Queenstown, a paradise for outdoor sports! During the winter, splendid slopes await lovers of skiing and snowboarding. For going out in the evening with your friends, you will be spoilt for choice with the numerous bars and cafés of the city.

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