Language Courses in New Zealand

Are you looking for a language school for au pairs in New Zealand? Find out more about a language course in New Zealand!


Language Schools in New Zealand

neuseeland aupairThe Lord of the Rings movies started a tourism boom in New Zealand.


Even before that the green island was already famous for its natural beauty, and has always been very popular with adventure travelers. The New Zealanders, also known as Kiwis, are friendly and outgoing people, always happy to help you!


In New Zealand, many host families live close to big cities, so the cities have become very popular for au pair stays.


If you want to work as an au pair or demi pair in New Zealand you should combine your stay with a 3 to 6 month intensive English course.


Language schools in New Zealand open their doors to students from all over the world that want to study English. It will be easy for you to find new friends and practice your English while having a lot of fun.


Learning English in New Zealand

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or an advanced student, in New Zealand you can find an English course for your level. The language courses in New Zealand focus on everyday English. The main teaching methods are: group work and class discussions, as well as vocabulary, grammar and writing exercises. Language schools in New Zealand also offer many social and cultural activities.


Language Courses

  • full time: 20 to 30 hrs. / week
  • half time: 15 to 17 hrs. / week
  • class length: ca. 50 min.
  • class size: 15 students (average)
  • age: 23 years (average)


Prices and Costs

Language courses in New Zealand are more expensive than courses in Europe, but the prices are still reasonable. Au pairs have to pay for their classes, but you can ask your host family if they are willing to help you with the costs.


Course Types

  • Standard English (General English (GE))
  • Academic English
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Cambridge New Zealand
  • Business English
  • English Test New Zealand



There are no entrance exams for the standard courses, but there are standardized tests. These tests evaluate your English progress. After finishing a language course, you will receive a language certificate.


Language Levels in New Zealand

When you register for a language course you have to take an initial exam to evaluate your English level (A1 to C2). After this you will be placed in a course that matches your level.


Language Schools in Popular Cities in New Zealand

sprachschule aupairAuckland

  • AIS St Helens (Auckland Institute of Studies)
  • Auckland English Academy


  • Linguis International Institute of Language
  • University of Canterbury English Language Centre


  • Language Schools New Zealand
  • Southern Lakes English College


  • New Zealand International Campus (Wellington) Ltd
  • Massey University English Language Centre - Wgtn

Coromandel/Bay of Plenty

  • Coromandel Outdoor Language Centre



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