Learn English in Northland

Improving your English is a huge help with settling in New Zealand.

There are several options for learning English in Northland. Find a provider in your area and get in touch with them to find a course that suits you. 

Looking for general information about learning English?

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.

If you are having trouble finding a course, call the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) on 0800 601 301.

Community English Courses

A range of English class providers, both professional and casual, can be found in the Citizens Advice Bureau directory.

There is a regular, 30 minute radio programme to help you improve your English language skills on Planet FM.

English classes in Northland | Citizens Advice Bureau

English for migrants | Planet FM


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.

Find a club near you | Toastmasters

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