Group Courses

Each year the ELA welcomes groups of students from around the world, usually coming from a university, organisation, or government body. Group courses can be catered to the institution’s needs and can include integrating students into a General English course or a closed group course or a combination of both. While it is not possible for students to travel to New Zealand, the ELA is delighted to offer Online Group Programmes.

Proposals for group courses can be provided on request - please contact

To view and download our Group Course brochure, please click HERE.

If you would like more information on our Group Programmes, please complete this SHORT FORM to help us understand the needs of your group.


Study a Group Course Online


The ELA has extensive experience delivering high-quality Online Group Programmes for our overseas partners. In this video, our tutor Sarah gives an insight into what a tailored Online Group Programme can look like. 






Hear from our group students 


Hana (Japan) completed a General English group course where she improved her confidence in spoken English by practising everyday with her classmates. She was also selected to play in the Auckland Youth Orchestra and the NZSO National Youth Orchestra; an impressive opportunity only given to the most gifted young orchestral performers. Hana plans to use her improved English skills in her European History and English majors back at her home university. 


General English

By integrating into General English classes according to their English level, students can be given the opportunity to meet and study with other students from a range of backgrounds.

General English helps students to improve their ability to communicate in English in social and work situations. The course focuses on the development of communication skills with a balance of speaking, listening, reading and writing tasks.

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Closed Groups

Closed group courses only contain members of the participating university or organisation. They have an intensive focus on English for Specific Purposes. Examples of closed group courses include:

  • General English
  • ELA & Study Abroad at the University of Auckland
  • English plus New Zealand Culture
  • Business English
  • Teacher Development
  • English for Academic Staff


Online Activities

Regular organised online social events include:

  • Virtual Homestay Visits
  • Live 360-degree faculty tours at the University of Auckland
  • Meet2Chat with native English speakers from the University of Auckland
  • And more...