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Learn English

To apply for our programmes, please phone the office on 04 384 1992  or email us to make an appointment.
You must bring your passport or travel document to your appointment.

2017 Timetable for all our programmes 

English Language Groups

Free. Learn Kiwi English in a group for a few hours each week. All English levels.
For adults who have residence.
Groups are during term time. Preschool children are welcome. Please attend one group only.
Learn more about English Language Groups.
Contact Andrea Brownlie, our Groups Coordinator by email, phone 384 1992 or visit the centre.

Training Room, Level 5, 186 Willis Street
Mondays and Fridays: 10.00am - 12.00pm (4 hour ELG). Restarts 24 July.
Email: andrea.brownlie@englishlanguage.org.nz

Strathmore Plunket Rooms, 2 Kinghorne Street
Mondays: 1.00–3.00pm - Thursdays 1.00-3.00pm (4 hour ELG). Restarts 24 July. 
Email: andrea.brownlie@englishlanguage.org.nz

Newtown Community Centre, Rintoul and Colombo Street
Wednesdays: 10.00am –12 noon. Restarts 26 July.  
Saturdays: 10.00am-12 noon. Restarts 29 July.  
Email: andrea.brownlie@englishlanguage.org.nz

Kilbirnie/Lyall Bay Community Centre, 56-58 Bay Road
Tuesdays: 10.00am—12 noon. Restarts 25 July.  
Email: andrea.brownlie@englishlanguage.org.nz

Karori Community Centre, 7 Beauchamp Street  
Thursdays: 12.30-2.30pm. Restarts 27 July.  
Email: andrea.brownlie@englishlanguage.org.nz

Miramar Plunket Centre, 20 Park Road (women only)
Fridays: 10.00am—12 noon. Restarts 28 July.  
Email: andrea.brownlie@englishlanguage.org.nz  

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 Emma Stein, our ESOL Home Tutoring Coordinator by email, phone 04 384 1992 or visit the centre.

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.
Learn more about English for Employees. 
Contact Maddy Harper, our English for Employees' Coordinator, by email, phone 04 384 1992, or visit the centre. 

Meeting room, Level 5, 186 Willis Street
Semester 2:

Mondays: 5.30–8.00pm. Module 1: 24 July - 27 November 2017 (no classes 9 and 23 October)
Tuesdays: 5.00pm-7.30pm. Module 1: 25 July - 28 November 2017 (no class 21 November)
Thursdays: 5.00-7.30pm. Module 1: 26 July - 30 November (no class 23 November)

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

Course 2: 12 July - 4 August  Wednesday - Friday 10am - 2pm.  12 hours per week for 4 weeks.

Contact us by email or phone 04 384 1991.

ESOL Intensive

Learn English fast.  Free for residents.  Study up to 20 hours a week.  Learn English for work and everyday life.  
Courses from Beginner level.
Contact us by email or phone 04 384 1992.

Training room, Level 5, 186 Willis Street 
14 hours per week for 18 weeks: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 9.15am—1.30pm 

Semester 1: 7 February - 6 July 2017(no classes 18-27 April)

Police Recruit Literacy Programme 

For ESOL people who want to study for a career with the NZ Police (preferably, people who have started the application process). 
  • 45-hour course (over 18 weeks) 
  • English level – confident speakers of English
  • Free for residents
  • Qualified teachers
Course 2:   27 July - 23 November, Thursdays, 5.30-8.00pm
Contact us by email or phone 04 384 1992.

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 04 384 1992.