Learn English in Auckland
Looking for general information about learning English?
There are many languages spoken in Auckland, but the most commonly spoken language is English.
If you need help, there are a lot of ways you can improve your English language skills.
Learn how to find a course in your area that suits your needs.
Types of courses
Academic English will help you with your studies. Some academic programmes have requirements for English language ability, and these courses will help you reach these standards.
Business English will help you with speaking English in the workplace.
General English will help you with having conversations in English, and with completing everyday tasks.
English Language training (ESOL)
English language training in New Zealand is often called ESOL training (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
Courses can specialise in everyday English, academic English or business English.
They are available from many different organisations and may be full-time or part-time.
For more information about courses in your area, see our ESOL tool:
Prepaid English for Migrants
If you paid for English tuition as part of your visa application, ask the provider about options for English for Migrants courses.
Other ESOL schools
The English New Zealand website provides information about private English language schools in Auckland.
Fees for some private schools may be higher than for others, as not all private schools receive government funding.
To find out more about what each school offers and the cost of their classes, it is best to contact them directly.
Community English courses
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) lists English language courses for casual and professional use.
Planet FM has 30 minute radio programme to help you improve your English skills.
Toastmasters is a club where you can develop confidence and practise speaking in front of a supportive audience.
Anyone can join, and there is a balance of women and men and a range of age groups, cultures and occupations.