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Learn online, connect with others

Learn in our small, online classes. English for work, everyday life and academic study. Part-time classes taught by qualified teachers. Classes for all levels. Free for residents and citizens.

Learn online

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.

Contact us today to find out more.

Many different courses available

We offer a variety of courses for different levels and needs.
Contact us today and we will help you enrol in a class that works for you.

Upcoming online classes starting January 2021:

Online English for Customer Service course:

Do you want to find a job in the customer service sector?
Do you want to learn how to talk to customers?

The course will cover:

  • Identify your transferable skills
  • Create a tailored CV and write a cover letter
  • Search for work in the customer service sector
  • Prepare for an interview
  • Understand the NZ workplace culture and talk with your colleagues
  • Talk to customers
  • Deal with requests and enquiries
  • Make suggestions
  • Manage complaints and make apologies
  • Communicate with customers by phone and email and online

The 16-hour course involves 2 hours of work per week.
Starts 12 January
Tuesday evenings
5.30 – 7.30pm

Find out more about our online English for Customer Service course here!

Online Retail, Tourism and Hospitality course:

This course is aimed specifically at developing the English skills needed to succeed in Retail, Tourism and Hospitality.

The course will cover:

  • acknowledging and greeting customers
  • making and responding to inquiries
  • explaining and recommending products or services
  • taking bookings / reservations / orders
  • dealing with complaints
    and much more…

The 50-hour course involves 4-5 hours of work per week.
Starts 12 January
Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings
6.45 – 9.00 p.m.

Find out more about our online English for Retail, Tourism and Hospitality course here!

Speaking up at work online evening course:

Do you want to speak up more at work? English Language Partners can help.

This online course gives you both the confidence and skills to communicate more effectively in the workplace.

The course will cover:

  • practise a range of informal and formal situations
  • learn some kiwi slang and idioms
  • learn how to prepare and give a professional presentation
  • using business English on the phone
  • how to deal with complaints verbally
  • talking to colleagues and clients
  • learn grammar skills to help improve your spoken and written English
  • focus on improving pronunciation skills

The 30-hour course involves 3 hours of work per week.
Starts 12 January
Tuesday evenings
6.00 – 8.30pm

Find out more about our Speaking up at Work course here!



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 much does it cost?

Our online courses are free to residents and citizens.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Can I study after work?

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

Can I study for the IELTS test?

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

Can I study grammar?

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

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

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

Want to learn online with us?

Join an online class and learn the English you need for life in New Zealand.

Testimonials from our learners

How real learners have found their experience

Junior Taala

“Once I graduate with my NZCEL L2 certificate, I’ll study computing and maths at Whitereia, before I apply for Police College.”


“Studying NZCEL Level 2 allows us to have choices and future goals.”

Anggi Putri

"I really love my life now compared to before I started learning English. My life improving a lot in many aspect. I can do everything I want without any worried about communicate in English."

Nor Aini

"Before I can't speak English, and now I can speak a little bit, because my teacher is a very nice teacher and she understands me for everything."

Roger Feng


"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."

Xu Huang


"Learning English at English Language Partners make me more confidence and more positive."

Pa Teauarai

"It made me want to learn more so I can teach my kids English. I share my homework with them too."