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Waikato Institute of Education (Hamilton)


For several years Waikato Institute of Education ( WIE) has been one of New Zealand's leading English language schools, offering quality English Courses in New Zealand. WIE is a New Zealand Government Approved Academic Institution, and registered with the NZ Ministry of Education. All WIE programmes are accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Waikato Institute of Education (WIE) is the only authorised training and testing centre for TOEIC in Waikato, New Zealand.

WIE is well situated in the beautiful river city of Hamilton, New Zealand's second-fastest growing city. With a population of over 150,000 Hamilton provides the perfect environment for study and leisure. Hamilton is centrally located and within a short driving distance to many of New Zealand’s landmark beaches, lakes, mountains, popular tourist destinations and activities and recreational activities. WIE's campus is located right in heart of Hamilton CBD, just minutes walk to the Hamilton Transport Centre and Hamilton City Centre with its many shops, restaurants, theatres and entertainment

Waikato Institute of Education offers quality and diversity taught by staff and English courses.

There are several accommodation options available to student study English at Waikato Institute of Education in Hamilton. To complement the high quality intensive English language courses, Waikato Institute of Education arranges to help you find homestay accommodation in Hamilton. Other options include motels, backpackers, hostels, apartments/flats. Our accommodation agent can assist you with these options as well.

Special Offers (for a limited time only) and discounted prices are available, if you enroll full time and pay in advance for General English, English for Work, Office English and IELTS preparation.

Special Offers for International Students

Special Offers and discounted prices are available. If you enrol full time and pay in advance for General English, English for Work, Office English and IELTS preparation:

  • 36 weeks or more, you would receive an additional 2 weeks of FREE tuition Plus a Free iPad2
  • 25 weeks or more, you would receive an additional 2 weeks of FREE tuition
  • 13 weeks or more, you would receive an additional 1 week of FREE tuition

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Waikato Institute of Education Courses

General English
Format is Integrated Skills (Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing). Students use a core textbook (e.g. Headway, Cutting Edge) . Class work is theme-based: activities are focus on a weekly or bi-weekly topic, usually following the English course book syllabus, so that students can develop useful vocabulary and share ideas in group discussions.

Exam Preparation Courses
Preparation Course in Waikato Institute of Education aims to prepare students with the skills and strategies needed to undertake English language tests with confidence and to succeed in the examination.

English Instructor Course (JOB Guarantee)
Learn To Teach English in Waikato Institute of Education in Just 5 Days. Teaching abroad could be a great way to spend your gap year or an exciting change of lifestyle or even a start of a long and successful career. To quickly be on your way travelling and teaching English overseas, simply complete our 5-Day (In-class) 60-Hour Global TESOL Foundation Course

English for Professionals

  • English Studies for Nursing Registration (ESNR)
  • English Studies for Early Childhood Education Teachers (ESET)
  • English Study For Electronics Engineers (ESEE)

English for Working Holiday Visa Holders
This course allows you to improve your English while gaining practical knowledge of how to find a job and relevant information on working in New Zealand. Our flexible hours give you the time to look for work and attend job interviews. Waikato Institute of Education will provide job information to help students to find seasonal work, however, we can not to guarantee a job.

English and Activity Programme
Combine your English language study with an exciting range of cultural, sporting and recreational activities. Choose from activities twice a week or five times a week.

  • English with Dance Programme
  • English with Sport Programme
  • English with Farm Experience Programme
  • English with Horse Riding Programme
  • English with Golf Programme
  • Learn English through Song
  • English Camp and Holiday Programme for individual Student

TUITION FEE (2017 prices)
NZ$    390 per week General English (discount for 17+ weeks)
NZ$    390 per week Exam Preparation (discount for 17+ weeks)

* not included in the price:

NZ$ 180 registration fee
NZ$ 105 Auckland airport pick-up
NZ$ 120 Resource fee (Books, CD’s)
NZ$ 500 one year health insurance fee

NZ$ 200 Homestay Placement Fee
NZ$ 220/week Homestay including half board in the week and full board in the weekend