Learn English | ELPNZ

New Plymouth

Learn English

To apply for our programmes, please phone the office on 759 1118 or email us to make an appointment.
You must bring your passport or travel document to your appointment.

2018 programmes

English Language Groups

Learn Kiwi English in a group for a few hours each week. Low cost. All English levels.

All classes held at English Language Partners Centre




Further Details

English for NZ life


12 -2pm, Tuesdays

Starts 13 February


Callie Boyle

 Elementary to Lower-Intermediate Levels

IELTS Preparation

7pm -9pm, Tuesdays

Starts 13 February

Phillipa Watt

Speaking & Listening focus

Intermediate – Advanced level


Elementary Grammar



12-2pm Thursdays

Starts15 February

Callie Boyle

Grammar focus for lower level learners

English for working people

6.30-8.30pm, Thursdays 

Starts 15 February


Brendan Larsen

Intermediate and above

*Classes, times, and dates are subject to change.

Please note from Term 2 the focus or name of the class may change due to PR- learner needs.

All classes run for 8 weeks during school terms only:

Term 1 (9 weeks)        Tuesday Class13 February – 10 April

                                    Thursday Class 8 February – 12 April

Term 2 (10 weeks)       Tuesday Class 1 May – 3 July

                                    Thursday Class 3 May – 5 July

Term 3 (10 weeks)       Tuesday Class 24 July – 25 September

                                    Thursday Class 27 July – 27 September

Term 4 (8 weeks)        Tuesday Class 16 October – 4 December

                                    Thursday Class 18 October – 6 December

  • Fees per term (8 weeks):        
    • Permanent Residents / NZ Citizens                             $40
    • Non-Permanent Residents (Work visa holders)             $100
  • Fees may be waived for hardship, pensioners or beneficiaries

Learn more about English Language Groups.
Contact us by email or phone 06 759 1118.

ESOL Home Tutoring

Free lessons in your home with a trained volunteer tutor. 1-2 hours each week. Learn English for your daily life in New Zealand. For residents.
Learn more about ESOL Home Tutoring.
Contact us by email or phone 06 759 1118.

English for Employees

Free classes for people who have a job (full-time, part-time, casually/seasonally or self-employed). Improve your workplace English. 2-3 hours per week at a time that suits your working life. All English levels.


A free, part-time, flexible programme for people who are working and want to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills for the workplace. Content is flexible to meet individual needs and learning goals. Class runs 2.5 - 4 hours per week for a total of 45 hours once a week.  Day and evening classes available.


Class Type




English for Employees 1


9.30am – 12pm

Monday or Tuesday

Start date 21/3

ELP Centre

Phillipa Watt

English for Employees 2


6pm – 8.30

ELP Centre

Brendan Larsen

English for Employees 3



ELP Centre

Callie Boyle

English for Employees 4


ELP Centre


English for Employees 5


ELP Centre



Learn more about English for Employees.
Contact us by email or phone 06 759 1118.

Work Talk

Looking for work in New Zealand? 

  • Intensive, four-week course (12 hours per week) 
  • Learn how to approach employers
  • Learn to tailor your CV for specific job applications
  • Prepare and practise for job interviews 
  • Develop your professional networking skills
  • English level - Intermediate and above (confident users of English) 
  • Qualified teachers, small classes

Permanent residents / NZ citizens     $90
Non-permanent residents                  $160

Start date                 May 2018

Times & days           9am – 1pm, Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Venue                        ELP Centre

Teacher                      Phillipa Watt

Contact us by email or phone 06 759 1118.

English for Migrants

For adults who paid for English language tuition through the New Zealand Immigration Service. Lessons in your home with a qualified English teacher.
Learn more about English for Migrants.
Contact us by email or phone 06 759 1118.