In December 2014 the team at NZLC began welcoming our young learners, aged between 11 and 17 years old, from all over the world to participate in our December 2014- February 2015 Young Learner + Activities programme!
The YL + Activities programme incorporates a morning of interactive English classes with an afternoon of fun, cultural activities which provide the students with the perfect natural context to practise their English as well as make lifelong friends from all over the world!
This year’s summer activities include:
- Outdoor adventure sports such as sailing, rollerblading, mini golf, kayaking
- Nature trips to beautiful New Zealand beaches, parks, aquariums and farms
- Fun games of rugby, bowling and laser strike
- Exciting trips to New Zealand’s biggest theme park, Auckland Zoo, Auckland Museum and hot pools and much more!
We have met students from Brazil, Tahiti, New Caledonia, China, Japan, Korea, Russia and more! An NZLC escort accompanies the students on every afternoon activity to ensure students are safe, enjoying themselves as well as improving their English.
“The teachers are very friendly and happy, I can see they want us to enjoy all our moments in NZ. My homestay family are great too!” llian, 13-year-old, from New Caledonia.
This is the second year that Ilian has come to participate in the Young Learner + Activities programme at NZLC.
“I really enjoy the lessons, they are so fun and interesting and my English has improved a lot! Every day we do different activities. I absolutely love this school and I want to stay longer!”
Garyeong, 11-year-old, from Korea
“ I love the calendar with all the activities we are going to do and I look forward to it. I really love the way that the NZLC staff welcomed me.”
Mabel, 15-year-old, from Brazil
Our Young Learner students stay with friendly local families through our Homestay programme where they can get extra speaking practice and make the most of an authentic Kiwi experience.
NZLC also offers Young Learner General English + High School Preparation fulltime throughout the whole year and can accept students as young as 11 years old.
The YL + Activities programme runs for eleven weeks and our next programme will start in June 2015 and run through to August. We are so excited to meet all our young friends and show them around our beautiful country! You can see the afternoon activities calendar here.