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Join an online class and improve your English at home. Online learning is safe and convenient. Classes focus on learning Kiwi English. Connect with others and practise your English.

In class

Improve your English skills and build your confidence. With a range of times, venues and levels, our qualified teachers deliver classes to meet the everyday English needs of living in our local communities.

For work

Whether you are in work or looking for work, we can help with your career development. Learn the workplace culture and language to progress towards your individual learning goals.
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At home

Home-based learning with a trained tutor. Learn the Kiwi English and culture you need for life here in New Zealand. Each lesson is designed to help you progress at your own speed.
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The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) is an intensive full-time course. With the high level of immersion in English, language learning is fast. Form friendships with people from a range of language backgrounds.

Find a Centre

We have 22 centres nationwide. Get in touch for a friendly chat. We would love to talk to you!

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Can I learn English with English Language Partners?

You can learn English if you:

Is there a cost?

Many of our programmes are free. There is a small cost for some programmes. Ask at your English Language Partners’ centre.

Our English for Migrants programme is for people who have already pre-paid Immigration New Zealand for English lessons before they arrived.

How can I find out more about English Language Partners' programmes?

Contact your closest English Language Partners’ centre.

Who will teach me?

Our volunteers are all trained ESOL home tutors. Teachers on our other programmes are all qualified ESOL teachers.

What will I learn?

You will learn the English you need to live independently in New Zealand. Our programmes help people with daily life, to find work and to communicate well in a Kiwi workplace. You can also learn more about Kiwi culture.

Where do lessons take place?

Most programmes take place in neighbourhood community classes. Our English for Migrants and ESOL Home Tutoring programmes are taught in learners’ homes. Some workplace programmes are taught in the workplace.


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