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Southern Lakes English College (Queenstown)


Southern Lakes English College is a small, exclusive English as a Second Language school registered with the New Zealand Qualification Authority and is also an associate member of English New Zealand.

Southern Lakes English College offers a wide variety of top quality English language courses, including General English, International Examinations, many English plus courses ranging form English plus skiing/snowboarding (June- Oct) to English plus adventure and many others the rest of the year, Group holiday camps and more.

Our staff are well-qualified, experienced and caring. We pride ourselves on our supportive 'family' atmosphere where students make lifetime friendships as they study, play sport and have fun together.

On their first day, students are given a placement test, so we can ensure that they are placed into the most appropriate class.

At a glance. We are Situated in the centre of Queenstown at 57 Shotover St in very modern facilities, such as 6 large modern classrooms, library and Self-Access materials available, a student Lounge with views of the Remarkables Mountains. We have a gymnasium in the same building and use of free wireless Internet.

QUEENSTOWN: Rugged mountains, majestic lakes, crystal clear air, and just so much to do. From bungy jumping to wine trails, jet boating to tramping, dining out to skiing, the tricky part is extending your stay to try and fit everything in. Queenstown is situated in the Southern Alps in the South Island of New Zealand. It is located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by majestic mountain ranges.

It is New Zealand’s premier tourist resort and, because of this, the centre has many restaurants, bars, cafes and facilities that are open 24 hours. It also has winter, summer, spring and autumn festivals that attract visitors from all over the world. It is known as the adventure capital of the world, with many outdoor activities available; such as bungy jumping, jetboating, skydiving, hiking, white water rafting, paragliding, mountain biking and many more.

We offer quality English tuition and has a high rating by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority putting us in the top level of colleges in New Zealand. Southern Lakes English College is a small, exclusive English as a Second Language school registered with the New Zealand Qualification Authority and is also an associate member of English New Zealand.

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English College
(2019 prices)


Southern Lakes English College is a category one provider!

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Southern Lakes English College provides a fun, motivating communicative approach to English learning ensuring that students make excellent progress in all areas of English with a special focus on speaking & listening skills.

Learn English in the morning and enjoy skiing/snowboarding in the afternoon. Southern Lakes specialises in English plus snowsports from June to September. We are ideally located close to Coronet Peak (20 mins' drive from the ski lifts) - Queenstown's top ski field and also near to the Remarkables, Snowpark, Cardrona and Treble Cone ski fields.

Learn English and have some great adventures in the afternoons. A great way to make friends and have adventures that you will never forget. Students study English in the mornings Monday to Friday and also 2 afternoons per week. They have 3 afternoon activities that they choose from a wide variety of adventures. They can share these activities with other students.

See our working holiday packages and prices for 2019 here!


A minimum 2-week intensive English course (25 hours a week) Work placement for a minimum of one week.
VOLUNTEER WORK Available among others:
Kiwi Birdlife Park - look after the cute Kiwi birds
Pet Lodge - take care of the variety of dogs and cats
Ski Resorts - general duties on ski mountain (June to October)
hotels and restaurants

TUITION FEE* (2019 prices)

NZ$ 405 per week General English Full-Time (23 hours per week)
NZ$ 315 per week General English Part-Time (15 hours per week)
After 6 - 8 weeks discount per week possible

NZ$ 815 per week English Plus 5 afternoons Skiing/Snowboarding
NZ$ 755 per week English Plus Activities
NZ$ 405 per week English Plus Fruit Picking (minumim 6 weeks)**
              English Plus Flying (price on application)
NZ$ 835 per week English Plus 5 afternoons Mountainbiking
NZ$ 395 per week English Plus Work Placement**
** plus NZ$ 350 placement fee

*the package fee includes:
•    tuition fee for the entire program
•    the named activities

*the package fee DOES NOT include:

  • NZ$ 250 registration fee
  • NZ$   80 deposit NZ$ 60 refundable fee on textbooks
  • visa fee and residence permit fee
  • health insurance fee (visa requirement) NZ$ 63 per month
  • NZ$ 80 one way airport transfer

NZ$ 330 per week Home stay (including food)
NZ$ 350 Peak period Homestay (including food)
NZ$ 250 Homestay handling fee
Twin or Double rooms may also be available on request