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English + Activities Programme

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

Why study Young Learner English + Activities Programme at NZLC?

NZLC Auckland is accredited by NZQA for young learners between 13 and 17 years and during our summer and winter months, we welcome students from all over the world to join this fun and exciting programme which incorporates a morning of interactive English lessons taught by friendly, fun teachers and an afternoon of cultural and sightseeing activities around Auckland.

•    Accredited by NZQA for young learners.
•    Safe and friendly homestay families and airport transfer.
•    Communicative morning classes with a focus on interesting and relevant themes.
•    A range of fun cultural, sightseeing, indoor and outdoor afternoon activities.
•    English speaking activity guide.
•    Optional extra caregiver support who speaks the student’s first language available: 1 to 4 weeks – $140pw, 5 to 11 weeks – $120pw, 12 or more weeks – $100pw

We want to make sure our Young Learners are safe and happy at all times during their NZLC experience. All Young Learners must agree to our NZLC Young Learner Pre-enrolment Agreement.

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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:
Explore Auckland with fun, cultural and sightseeing activities! Through kayaking in beautiful ocean, sailing in Auckland’s viaduct harbour, meet cute sheep, the iconic kiwi bird and more! Experience life of a typical New Zealand teenager and share such memorable moments with friends from the same class.

LevelsBeginner to Advanced
Entry TestYes – General English Entry Test
Length1 – 5 weeks 
TypeFull Time (23h p/w)
Course Starts*

17 June 2019 to 16 August 2019

16 December 2019 to 31 January 2020

22 June 2020 to 14 August 2020

21 December 2020 to 29 January 2021

Class Size12 (average) / 16 (maximum)
Age**13 – 17 years old

* 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. 

Sample timetable. Activities subject to change due to weather conditions. Minimum 1 week enrolment, maximum 5 weeks. Students wishing to study more than 5 weeks can combine the English + Activities programme with a full-time Young Learner General English / High school Preparation course. NZLC Auckland is accredited by NZQA for young learners between 13 and 17 years and we welcome students from all over the world.