Learn English online

Learn everyday English for life in New Zealand.

For people with English as a Second Language
English for work, life and study
Meet new people. Make new friends.
Learn a wide range of topics

Join an online English class today!

English Language Partners is proud to offer a new series of online English classes. All of our online classes are FREE for New Zealand resident visa holders.

These online courses will help you to live and work more comfortably in New Zealand.

You will learn some useful expressions, increase your ability to express yourself using appropriate grammar and become more aware of the ways Kiwis speak.

Below are just a few of many options we have available.

Complete the form on this page. Our staff will contact you as soon as possible with instructions on how to join!

Listening and Speaking

Do you want to use English more confidently in your daily life here in NZ? This online course will improve your listening and speaking skills.
We will help you to:

  • listen for the most important information so you can understand conversations better
  • build your confidence and skills so you can speak up in lots of different situations
  • improve your pronunciation so others can understand you better
  • notice the areas of pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary you need to develop
  • understand Kiwis and use a range of vocabulary and everyday expressions

Level: Intermediate
Days & times:
Tuesdays & Thursdays. 9:30 - 11am
Dates:
14 June - 14 July 2022

Level: Upper-Intermediate
Days & times:
Wednesdays & Fridays. 9:30 - 11am
Dates:
8 June - 8 July 2022

IELTS Academic Speaking and Listening

Understand the IELTS task structure and requirements, practise tests and get feedback. It will suit people preparing for the exam rather than people who just want to improve their English.

Level: Intermediate and above
Days & times:
Mondays. 6:30pm – 8pm
Dates:
16 May – 11 July, 2022

Reading and writing

Do you want to use English more confidently in your daily life here in NZ? This online course will improve your reading and writing skills by giving you lots of practice and feedback on your work.
We will help you to:

  • read and understand a range of everyday texts
  • find the most important information in the text quickly
  • write more by practising writing emails, texts, online posts and letters
  • understand when to use formal and informal language
  • notice the areas of grammar, punctuation and vocabulary you need to improve

Level: Intermediate
Days & times: Tuesdays & Thursdays. 9:30 - 11am
Dates: 10 May – 9 June 2022

Level: Pre-Intermediate
Days & times: Tuesdays & Thursdays. 6:30 - 8pm
Dates: 7 June - 7 July 2022

Level: Intermediate
Days & times: Tuesdays & Thursdays. 6:30 - 8pm
Dates:
7 June - 7 July 2022

Level: Upper-Intermediate
Days & times: Tuesdays & Thursdays. 6:30 - 8pm
Dates:
7 June - 7 July 2022

Grammar and Vocabulary for IELTS Academic

Understand the IELTS task structure and requirements, practise tests and get feedback. It will suit people preparing for the exam rather than people who just want to improve their English.

Level: Intermediate and above
Days & times:
Wednesdays. 6:30pm – 8pm
Dates:
25 May – 13 July, 2022

English through songs

Songs can take you to a different place and trigger powerful positive emotions. In this new online English class, we will use popular songs and their lyrics to expand your vocabulary, and improve your listening and fluency skills. You'll also learn about pop culture in English-speaking countries, including of course New Zealand.

Each class will focus on a new song. The song will be widely popular and the lyrics will be linked to a topic and grammar points that we will be reviewing.

English through songs is an online evening course, aimed at intermediate level and above learners.

These classes will help you:

  • Increase your vocabulary and fluency
  • Improve your listening skills
  • Practice pronunciation
  • Learn about pop culture
  • Have fun (and sing along if you like!)

Level: Intermediate
Days & times:
Wednesdays. 6 - 8pm
Dates:
4 May- 22 June 2022

English for Raising Babies in NZ

Learn about topics such as baby milestones and development, behaviour issues like tantrums and refusing to do things, teaching your young children manners and cultural differences in manners and behaviour. Plunket and other services for you and your baby is also covered. Support for pre and postnatal stages.

  • Childcare and education in NZ
  • Parental leave in NZ
  • Common illnesses in NZ.
  • Vaccines, making a doctor's appointment and using emergency care.
  • Your child's safety in the home.
  • Baby milestones, development and talking about your child's behaviour.

Level: Intermediate
Days & times: Tuesdays. 10:30am – 12pm
Dates: 3 May – 21 June 2022

Academic IELTS - Grammar for Writing

Improve the grammar you need for writing for the Academic IELTS exam.  
This class is suitable for people planning to sit Academic IELTS, as well as those who would like to improve their overall writing skills.

Level: Intermediate
Days & times:
Wednesdays. 6:30pm – 8pm
Dates:
18 May – 6 July, 2022

IELTS Foundation course for Writing and Speaking

This online course is for people who want to improve their English and hope to do the IELTS test in the future. Target score of 5.5 to 6. Help writing more complex sentences and improve your vocabulary range, fluency and pronunciation in your speaking.

Level: Intermediate
Days & times: Tuesdays. 6:30 - 8pm
Dates:
14 June - 9 August 2022

FAQs

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 any of our online English courses if you:

  • live in New Zealand
  • are a New Zealand resident visa holder or citizen
  • speak English as a second language
  • are 16 years or older

Complete the form on this page, and our staff will contact you as soon as possible with more information.

About English Language Partners

We have 22 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.

Roger Feng

LEARNER

Now I have local topics I can talk with others, and I like reading the local news. I feel like I am part of it.

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