Quality Teaching

Our students consistently score among the top 10% in New Zealand in Cambridge examinations.

Category 1 Institution

Mount Maunganui Language Centre is an NZQA Category 1 Institution.

Quality Location

Study in the centre of a beach resort. What better place to go and relax after a hard day’s study?

Free English Programmes|Academic Preparation

Mount Maunganui Language Centre offers FREE English courses to holders of the following visas:

  • Partner of a New Zealander Work Visa
  • Partner of a New Zealander Visitor Visa
  • Child of a New Zealander Visitor Visa*

*Must be 16 years or older and not a full time high school student.

We also offer free programmes to domestic students who are over the age of 16 and are not a full time high school student.

Please note the above conditions are set by the Tertiary Education Commission.  You must meet the exact criteria above to qualify for a free course.  If you are not sure if you meet the criteria, please contact us for an assessment.  

Limited places are available.  Please contact us for more details about this programme: [email protected], or fill in the 'contact us' form on the right

These courses are fully funded by TEC, further information can be found here.

For High School, Polytechnic and University

We work closely with local schools to prepare students to settle easily into the New Zealand classroom situation and adapt to a method of study that may be new to them. We have found that our students achieve good results because they have gained confidence in a more sheltered environment.

We aim to fully prepare students for study at tertiary level in New Zealand, with a score of Band 6 in the IELTS Test. We recommend a minimum of 12 weeks study. However, the length of study depends on students' entry level and we have found that most students need at least 24 weeks to prepare themselves adequately.

Students will study the structure and functions of English language, in preparation for the Listening, Reading, Academic Writing and Speaking tests. Tests will be given at regular intervals so that students can measure their progress on the IELTS scale. New Zealand orientation will also be included in the course.

Graduates of Mount Maunganui Language Centre have gone on to successfully study at Auckland Institute of Studies, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Auckland University, AUT,  Otago University, and Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand.

We work closely with students, agents, parents and the high school to ensure that the best study options are chosen for the student. Our preferred partner school is Mount Maunganui College, an excellent local high school. Visit their website at www.mmc.school.nz. We can also arrange placements at any high school in New Zealand on request.

You can enrol online for an Academic Preparation course.

English New Zealand Authorised Test Centre