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Taupo Language, Taupo


Taupo Language is rated Category 1 by NZQA. Students who enrol 14 weeks and longer gain automatic work rights. You can work up to 20 hours per week. With an average of 7 students in a class and a maximum of 10, you do get A LOT of teacher time.

Taupo is a small town where the people are hospitable towards visitors, relaxed and helpful; there are no traffic jams, less pollution & crime and a high standard of living. Only English is spoken in Taupo, so your English will develop faster when you are fully immersed in an English speaking environment. This makes the time spent studying shorter and less expensive.

Taupo is centrally located in the North Island of New Zealand, an excellent place to base yourself if you want to travel the whole country, ski winter weekends and pursue your favourite sports. Nestled at the shores of New Zealand's largest lake and looking down to snow-capped mountains, Taupo is the ideal place to feel close to nature and enjoy some of the country's most breath-taking scenery. 

Taupo is a small town that has everything, a vibrant nightlife, many great cafes & restaurants and excellent shopping.

Where else can you learn to eskimo-roll a kayak, catch a 45cm rainbow trout, ski or snowboard on New Zealand's largest ski resort, raft white water rivers, watch mud boil, bungy jump, tandem sky-dive, reduce your golf handicap, enjoy 70 kilometers of mountain bike trails, walk past dormant volcanoes o the Tongariro Crossing ... and improve your English at the same time? A truly beautiful place to live and learn

Taupo is considered less expensive, with no commuting costs and 3 meals a day included with homestay. And Taupo Language students can join basketball, hockey, rugby, tennis, football, mountain bike, swimming, triathlon, motor-X, dance and golf teams - an excellent way to make friends and practice your English. The community welcomes people from all over the world, whether they are here for sport, to study, or to simply explore the beautiful town. 

Study at Taupo Language

Taupo Language offers an extensive range of English language courses for all abilities, from beginner to exam English. Along with Part-Time and Full-Time programmes we provide a number of specialty courses, including those aimed at IELTS or Cambridge examination preparation, Pre-Secondary and English plus activities programmes.

Our teachers are highly qualified and have many years of teaching ESL experience. The classes are small with a maximum of 10 students per class (average of 7) which enables more teacher time. All students sit a placement test on their first day to ensure that they are in a class with others of similar ability.

Weekly tests and written homework are to be expected. Because only English is spoken in the streets of Taupo, the students quickly adapt to an English only environment. General English morning class is from 9:00 - 12:15, Monday to Friday. Afternoon class is from 13:15 - 15:25, Monday to Friday. The school is closed on NZ Public Holidays.

Full Time English: 25 hours of English per week (15 hours of general English in the mornings and 10 hours of conversation English in the afternoons).
NZ$ 390 per week (more than 13 weeks at a discount)

Part-Time English: 15 hours English per week (9:00-12:15, Monday to Friday). Suitable for students who wish to pursue their favourite afternoon activities, e.g.shopping, golf, fishing etc. and become fluent in English over a longer period of time.
NZ$ 300 per week

Cambridge / IELTS Courses: Taupo Language offers preparation courses for the following internationally recognised exams (FCE and CAE Cambridge Examinations, IELTS). Students working towards these qualifications take the morning class at their level and the afternoon class which focuses on specific examination skills development. The entry level is intermediate. The exam classes are continuous throughout the year
NZ$ 390 per week (more than 13 weeks at a discount)

English + Ski 4 days’ Full-time English + 1-day skiing/week, includes ski pass, equipment hire and mountain transfer. (Excludes cost of ski clothing, gloves, goggles.)
NZ$ 650 per week

ENGLISH + GOLF - 15 hours’ part-time English + PGA golf coaching (1/2 hr per week) + unlimited use of golf course + 2 x 18 hole green fees/week + transport. Excl. equipment (rental .00/day incl. trundler).
NZ$ 660 per week plus NZ$ 120 per week on course coaching (if needed)

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