General English / High School Preparation

It’s never too early to get an international experience!

Why study Young Learner General English / High School Preparation at NZLC?
NZLC Auckland is accredited by NZQA for young learners between 13 and 17 years and every Monday we welcome students from all over the world. Our General English / High School Preparation course is guaranteed to run throughout the year. The programme is specially designed for young learners and students who are looking to go to a local NZ high school.

•    Accredited by NZQA for young learners.
•    Safe and friendly homestay families and airport transfer.
•    Additional study support.
•    Regular progress tests and feedback.
•    Graduation certificates and academic report.
•    Optional extra caregiver support ($90 – $120 /w).
•    High School & University Foundation Pathway and placement.
•    Approved Student Visa Pathway Education Provider.
•    Academic recommendation letter issued for students looking to gain entry into local high schools.

We want to make sure our Young Learners are safe and happy at all times during their NZLC experience. All Young Learners must read and agree to the rules in the NZLC YL Pre Enrolment Handbook.

Pathway to High School

NZLC supports students in finding a suitable high school in New Zealand.  An “NZLC Leaver’s Report”  will be issued when the student reaches the required level and this can help students gain entry into a local high school. NZLC has relationships with most reputable school in New Zealand

NZLC is an approved Education Provider taking part in the Pilot Pathway Student Visa Scheme

Students can only apply for a Pathway Student Visa if they have an offer of place from one or more education providers that are taking part in the Pathway Student Visa pilot.
NZLC is an approved education provider which means students can apply for a course at NZLC and another education provider under just one visa!

Morning Class:
The morning class approach is communicative and learners are encouraged to use and practise the language as much as possible. The teaching methods are skills-based (reading, writing, listening and speaking) with vocabulary and grammar structures introduced around interesting and relevant themes to suit and motivate young learners.

Afternoon Class:
Afternoon classes focus on project based learning centred around specific themes relevant to this age group.  The learning outcomes are aligned with the NZ ESOL curriculum, for example, creating an information report or describing a process while also providing practice of 21st century skills such as critical thinking, virtual learning and technology in the classroom. The course also highlights the importance of a collaborative learning environment where cultural diversity is embraced.

Levels Beginner to Advanced.
Entry Test Yes, General English Entry Test.
Length 1 – 52 weeks.
Type Full Time (23h p/w).
Course Starts* Every Monday (except public holidays).
Campus Auckland.
Class Size 12 (average) / 16 (maximum).
Age** 13 – 17.

* A minimum number of students required.
** Acceptance in adult General English and Academic courses for 16 and 17 year olds will be at the discretion of the Academic Department. 

Kristina Polyaeva, Russia.

“My teachers were very helpful & awesome! This school really helped me with my English & I’m so happy to study here.”