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About Us

English Language Partners 

  • 6,600 adult learners 
  • 2,002 volunteers
  • 300 teaching and support staff
  • 23 locations in New Zealand

We are New Zealand's largest organisation working with refugees and migrants. Over 20,000 volunteers have undertaken our training programme since our national record keeping programme began. We work with people from over 150 countries including China, India, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Vietnam, Russia, Serbia, Cambodia, Korea, Japan, Colombia and Ukraine.

Our volunteers and professional teachers deliver a range of English-language programmes in partnership with refugee and migrant learners. 

We believe that refugees and migrants should have the opportunity to learn English, to pursue aspirations for themselves and their families, and to participate in all aspects of life in Aotearoa New Zealand.

English Language Partners is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation, registered as a charity with the Charities Commission. (Charities Registration Number: CC51013)

Our national office is in Wellington. Visit our national office page