English Language Courses

English Language Academy, University of Auckland

The ELA would suit those on a GVV who are able to study for less than 3 months and/or want an affordable way to improve their English in Auckland.
It offers a range of English language courses for students or professionals wanting to develop better English skills for their study or careers including:
  • General English 3 weeks plus $490 per week
  • Academic English 10 weeks plus $5700
  • TESOL (English for teaching) 4 or 10 weeks $2800 or $5880
  • EPUS (English Pathway for Undergraduate students) 10 weeks $6250
  • EPPS (English Pathway for Postgraduate students) 10 weeks $6250
  • CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in teaching English) 4 weeks $3600
  • FCertEAP (Foundation Certificate in English for
  • Academic Purposes) – Undergraduate 20 weeks $12500
  • FCertEAP (Foundation Certificate in English for
  • Academic Purposes) – Postgraduate 20 weeks $12500
(full time, indicative fees, multiple intakes throughout the year.)
ELA also offers:
  • Free English Courses (part time) 4 weeks plus
  • Free English Courses are taught by teachers who are on a teacher training course. Students will benefit by practicing speaking, improving listening, learning new words, improving reading, and meeting new people.

Foundation Certificate (international), Massey University College, Auckland

Good option for 20+ year dependent children who do not want to sit on a GVV and want surety of longer visa to be here in NZ with family AND they wish to improve their English and get a lead in into a Business Degree.

This is a direct Pathway into completing a Business Degree in a variety of areas e.g. Accounting, IT, Marketing etc.

Students can do:

  • General English Language Course NZD $499 per week (5 weeks minimum), THEN;
  • English for Academic Purposes Courses 1 &/or 2 NZD 4990 each (10 weeks each,  THEN;
  • Foundation Certificate NZD26,400 (8 or 12 months depending on intake date chosen).

Should be possible to combine all three of these onto ONE Pathway Student Visa.

Alternatively to the English Foundation Certificate, MUC offers a Diploma in Business Studies.

  • Applicant must have IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0) and acceptable academic results from home country.
  • Diploma is Level 5 on NZQF and is a direct pathway into Year 2 of a Business Degree in desired area. i.e. it reduces a 3-year bachelor down to 2 years.
  • Indicative fee NZD 30680
  • 8-month programme
  • Intakes Feb/ July/ October

MUC advice

  • If a student applied for our EAP/Foundation/Diploma (Business) and does not have valid English evidence for the programme entry, we can offer them to sit a one-off KITE test online (free of charge) to gain entry into the courses.