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
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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!

Speaking up at Work

Do you want to speak up more at work? This online course gives you both the confidence and skills to communicate more effectively in the workplace.

  • Practice a range of informal and formal situations and learn some kiwi slang and idioms.
  • Learn how to prepare and give a professional presentation and also how to use power point effectively.
  • Practice using business English on the phone
  • Learn how to deal with complaints verbally as well as talking to colleagues and clients.
  • Learn grammar skills to help improve your spoken and written English. There will be a focus on improving pronunciation skills.

The content is flexible to meet individual needs and learning goals. The course will focus on both NZ and workplace culture.

Level: Intermediate
Days & times:
Mondays. 6.00 - 8:15pm
Dates:
25 July - 26 September 2022

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

We have a range of levels, times and dates for this course:

Level: Pre-Intermediate
Days & times:
Tuesdays. 12.30 - 2.30pm
Dates:
26 July - 13 September 2022

Level: Intermediate
Days & times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays. 9.30 - 11.00am
Dates:
26 July - 25 August 2022

Level: Intermediate
Days & times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays. 6.30 - 8.00pm
Dates:
26 July - 25 August 2022

Level: Upper-Intermediate
Days & times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays. 6.30 - 8.00pm
Dates:
26 July - 25 August 2022

Level: Upper-Intermediate
Days & times:
Wednesdays. 6.30 - 8.00pm
Dates:
10 August - 28 September

Real-life English

An online course to help you live and work more comfortably in New Zealand. We will practice speaking, listening and writing in real life contexts. You will learn some useful expressions, increase your ability to express yourself using appropriate grammar, work on your pronunciation, and become more aware of the way Kiwis speak.

Level: Upper-Intermediate
Days & times: Tuesdays & Thursdays. 12:30 - 2:30pm
Dates:
26 July - 25 August 2022

Pronunciation, Fluency and Speaking

Improve your speaking confidence and abilities, and your clarity. This class will cover natural pronunciation, fluency and speaking in a variety of situations, for example expressing opinions, asking someone to do something, making a presentation, or giving advice. It is aimed at upper-intermediate and advanced learners.

Level: Upper-Intermediate and above
Days & times:
Wednesdays and Fridays. 12.30 - 2.30pm
Dates:
27 July - 16 September 2022

Kiwi Speak!

‘Yeah nah’, ‘sweet as’. Is it difficult to understand Kiwis? Do you want to 'have a yarn' with someone, but not sure what that means? In this online course, you can learn how to communicate the Kiwi way. Improve your listening and speaking skills, become more confident and learn new words and phrases. We will practice listening to Kiwi accents and have conversations about topical issues. This course will use a range of authentic listening material; e.g., YouTube videos, clips from NZ TV shows and news clips.

KiwiSpeak! is run in two parts, and learners can choose to join one or both courses:

Level: Intermediate
Days & times: Mondays & Fridays. 1- 2:30pm
Course 1 Dates: 1 August - 26 August 2022
Course 2 Dates:
29 August - 30 September 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

We have a range of levels, times and dates for this course:

Level: Intermediate
Days & times: Tuesdays & Thursdays. 6.30 - 8.00pm
Dates: 30 August - 29 September 2022

Level: Upper-Intermediate
Days & times: Tuesdays & Thursdays. 6:30 - 8pm
Dates:
30 August - 29 September 2022

Online English Class for Men

Learn everyday English for life in New Zealand

  • Improve listening skills to understand Kiwi conversation better
  • Increase your vocabulary so you can communicate more in English
  • Improve your pronunciation so others can understand you
  • Get ready to find a job

Level: Elementary+
Days & times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 9.00 - 12.00pm
Dates: 26 July - 29 September 2022

CV and Interview Skills

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

  • CV and Interview Skills is an intensive 28-hour online course.
  • Strong focus on interview questions and answers.
  • You will develop a NZ style CV and learn to respond to interview questions.
  • Lessons take place online.

Dates: 22 August - 26 September 2022
Times:
Mondays and Wednesdays. 9.30 – 11.30am
Level:
Intermediate and above

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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