English Language

The English Language Centre (ELC) at AIS offers a variety of English language courses to suit the needs of many students, from elementary level and up. The decision to study English is an exciting one, and the ELC at AIS will guide and support you through this learning process. Our team of dedicated and dynamic ELC tutors will ensure that you have extremely beneficial and stimulating classes, as well as planned activities and outings after class.

AIS English language programmes are registered with the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) under the “English for Migrants” programme for Immigration New Zealand.

As a NZQA Category 1 provider, English language students of AIS who have a valid student visa, are studying full-time and their course is 14 weeks or longer in duration are entitled to work up to 20 hours per week.

Certificates of completion are issued at the conclusion of all English language programmes.

Courses/Programmes available:

1.000 English as a Foreign Language (General English)
1.150 New Zealand Certificate in Language Teaching (Level 5)
1.020 English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
1.023 Business English
1.025 IELTS Preparation
1.040 New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4)
1.050 New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5)


AIS offer on-campus dormitory accommodation and homestay family placement. Learn more about our accommodation options.

Download our English Language Centre brochure (3.5Mb)