Examination Preparation Classes

We help students to prepare for a range of examinations.

Class information

Examination Preparation Classes offered are:

Cambridge First Certificate Examination (B2 First, C1 Advanced)

IELTS General Training

IELTS Academic


We offer high-level, intensive courses for students who want to take an examination. These courses offer a highly-structured programme of study, resulting in excellent exam results, which can be used to gain entry into University and other higher learning institutions. Students who take the 12 week FCE course have consistently achieved scores within the top 10% of all candidates in New Zealand.

The Cambridge FCE courses run twice a year, starting in January and September.  The January course runs for 9 or 10 weeks, depending on the timing of the exams, which are scheduled by Cambridge University.  The September course runs for 12 weeks.  For current start dates please see our fee information sheet.

Students who wish to enter the exam classes must first sit a pre-test to determine their level. If their level is not up to standard students are able to take a course in General English. The length of this course depends on each student’s level, but we recommend a minimum of 12 weeks of study at this level, before entering an exam class.

Exam Preparation Plus Course

For students who cannot partake in the above course, we offer our Exam Preparation Plus course. This course can be taken any time during the year, and combines a full time General English course with one-on-one tuition. Students can start this course on any Monday and there is no minimum number of weeks.

Graduation prospects

We have links with a number of high schools, universities and polytechnics, and offer a free placement service for students. Graduates of Mount Maunganui Language Centre have gone to successfully complete study at Auckland University, AUT, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Crown Institute of Studies and Mount Maunganui College.

More courses

We have courses for elementary, lower-intermediate, intermediate and upper level students.

Academic Preparation

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.

This course is designed for students who come to New Zealand on a working holiday visa, or a student visa which allows part time work.

Enjoy some of the best activities that New Zealand can offer whilst studying!

Get in touch with any questions you have about our examination preparation course.