Improve your English and job seeking skills!

Learn the English you need to help you find a job!

Learn to get a job
CV and cover letter preparation
Interviewing and networking skills
Part-time English course

Looking for work? Join our English for Job Seekers course.

Intensive 48-hour course over four weeks (12 hours per week).

Develop your job-seeking skills and English for the Kiwi workplace.

Learn how to approach employers with a suitable CV, respond to interview questions and develop your professional networking skills.

Your English level needs to be intermediate and above (confident users of English).

Lessons take place in the classroom, but some online options may be available.

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Can I learn English online with English Language Partners?

You can learn online if:

  • you live in New Zealand
  • are a resident or citizen of New Zealand
  • speak English as a second language
  • are 16 years or older and not attending school
  • we have a course that meets your needs

We will talk to you about the courses available.

You cannot learn online if you are on a temporary visa such as a:

  • Working holiday visa
  • Visitor/tourist visa
  • Student visa

How long are courses?

Our courses vary in length. It depends on the course. Many are 8 weeks, others can vary between 2 and 18 weeks long.

How much does it cost?

Our online courses are free to residents and citizens.

Can I study after work?

Yes. We have courses for people who work during the day and want to study in the evening.

What will I learn?

You will learn the English you need to live independently in New Zealand. Our courses help people with daily life, finding work, and future study. We will help you communicate in Kiwi English. You can also learn about Kiwi culture.

Can I study for the IELTS test?

Yes. In some centres. We sometimes offer online IELTS classes too.

What level are classes?

All levels. Courses are from beginner to advanced levels. We assess your level before placing you in a course. If a course at your level is not immediately available, we will place you on a class waitlist.

Can I study grammar?

Yes. Some courses have a specific grammar focus. Other courses include grammar as part of the course content.

How many hours each week are courses?

Most of our courses are part-time. Some are two hours each week, other courses are longer – up to 10 hours. You can join more than one class.

My computer system isn’t very good – can I join?

You need a reliable internet connection, a camera and a microphone.

You can join the English for Job Seekers course with English Language Partners if you:

  • live in New Zealand
  • are a resident visa holder or citizen of New Zealand
  • speak English as a second language
  • are 16 years or older and not attending school

Complete the form on this page, and our staff will contact you to help you start learning as soon as possible.

About English Language Partners

We have 21 centres and teach over 7,000 students in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our English courses help people feel welcome and settle into everyday life and work here.

We are not-for-profit, and all our courses are free or low cost for former refugees and migrants.

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I particularly wanted to improve my spoken English, so I could talk to customers. I wouldn’t have been able to do that before I did the course, I would have been too shy.

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