Speaking Up At Work
FREE online evening English course!

You can join the "Speaking Up at Work" online course 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 and not attending school

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I really love my life now compared to before I started learning English. My life is improving a lot in many aspects. I can do everything I want without any worries about communicating in English.

– Anggi Putri

I really love my life now compared to before I started learning English. My life is improving a lot in many aspects. I can do everything I want without any worries about communicating in English.

– Anggi Putri

Do you want to speak up more at work? 

English Language Partners can help.

Complete the form above, and our staff will contact you to help you get started!

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


The Speaking Up at Work online course is FREE for New Zealand resident visa holders.


The 30-hour course involves 3 hours of work per week:

2 hours 15 on Zoom and 45 minutes of coursework set by the teacher. 

The course is available on either Monday or Tuesday evenings:

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.  

English communication skills for the workplace

Speaking up
at work

Speaking to an audience

Reading work-focused articles aloud

Using
Powerpoint

Responding
to speeches

Practising phone calls and managing customers

"Speaking Up at Work" 
FREE English course!

English communication skills for the workplace

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

Complete the form above, and our staff will contact you to help you get started!


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


The Speaking Up at Work online course is FREE for New Zealand resident visa holders.

The 30-hour course involves 3 hours of work per week:
2 hours 15 on Zoom and 45 minutes of coursework set by the teacher. 

The course is available on either Monday or Tuesday evenings:

Monday evening class

6:00pm - 8:15pm
(Plus additional 45 mins of coursework per week) 

5 October - 14 December

Time:

Dates:

Tuesday evening class

5:45pm - 8:00pm
(Plus additional 45 mins of coursework per week) 

13 October - 15 December

Time:

Dates:

Speaking Up At Work
FREE Online evening English course

IELTS Writing

Upper-Intermediate & Advanced 

8 weeks (16 hours total) - Tuesday 9.30 – 11.00am
(Plus 30 mins of guided self-study) 

21 July - 07 September

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. Each week you will need to do at least 30 minutes of guided self-study.

Level:

Time:

Dates:

Monday evening classes

Time
6:00pm - 8:15pm
(Plus 45 mins of coursework per week) 

Dates
5 October - 14 December

IELTS Writing

Upper-Intermediate & Advanced 

8 weeks (16 hours total) - Tuesday 9.30 – 11.00am
(Plus 30 mins of guided self-study) 

21 July - 07 September

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. Each week you will need to do at least 30 minutes of guided self-study.

Level:

Time:

Dates:

Tuesday evening classes

Time
5:45pm - 8:00pm
(Plus 45 mins of coursework per week) 

Dates
13 October - 15 December