Language course English in Nelson

Nelson English Centre

Our partnerschool Nelson English Centre is located in the sunniest city of New Zealand; Nelson. Nelson Region is a unique place of beaches, mountains and three stunning naional parks, including the famous Abel Tasman. Nelson offers a relaxed atmosphere for students to live and learn Engluish. Many students combine an English language course with working and travelling in New Zealand. The school offers support on many different areas, not just study, but also work, travelling, support to meet locals and more.

The school offers 12 classrooms and just like Nelson city, is relatively small. Therefore there’s plenty of individual attention for each student. 

Social programme

Apart from English courses, the school also offers a wide range of activities, such as:

•    BBQ parties
•    Beach volleyball
•    Yoga
•    Frisbee
•    Boxing
•    Watercolour painting and crochet
•    International food day
•    Table tennis

In the weekends, there often are excursions organized to go skydiving or canyoning or to visit the famous Abel Tasman National Park, the Nelson Lakes, Golden Bay or Waikoropupu Springs.

Intensive

You can choose between 15 or 23 hours per week. The 15 hours per week focus on the four most important language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. When choosing 23 hours per week, the extra lessons will mostly be focussed on speaking skills, regarding a specific topic which is different every week.

Minimum age is 14 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
23
Starting dates:  

08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Options Host Family:   Special dietary needs : € 18 per week [i]
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Nelson airport : EUR 36

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on: 29/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 29/03/2024, 01/04/2024, 25/04/2024, 03/06/2024, 28/06/2024, 28/10/2024. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Cambridge exam

The Cambridge English course combines general English classes (speaking, listening, reading, writing) with Cambridge exam preparation. 

Minimum age is 14 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
23
Number of weeks:
  10 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Exam Preperation without accommodation 3272 3833
Cambridge Exam Preperation with host family, single room , halfboard 5522 6492
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 08/01, 02/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

The Cambridge course has set starting dates. The starting dates in 2024 are:

Cambridge FCE: 08/01/2024 (10 weeks), 02/09/2024 (12 weeks)
Cambridge CAE: 08/01/2024 (10 weeks), 02/09/2024 (12 weeks)

Depending on your level, the exam date may differ; an extra night or extra week of accommodation might be necesarry (price on request).

Exam dates 2024 per level:

FCE: 16/03/2024, 27/11/2024
CAE: 16/03/2024, 27/11/2024

The Cambridge exam fee is included. Please note: the exams usually take place in Auckland.

Options Host Family:   Special dietary needs : € 18 per week [i]
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Nelson airport : EUR 36

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on: 29/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 29/03/2024, 01/04/2024, 25/04/2024, 03/06/2024, 28/06/2024, 28/10/2024. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

IELTS

The IELTS exam course combines general English classes (speaking, listening, reading, writing) with IELTS exam preparation. 

Minimum age is 14 years.

Prices 2024

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
23
  4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
IELTS Exam Prep without accommodation 1263 1534 1806 2078 2349 2621 2893 3164 3436
IELTS Exam Prep with host family, single room , halfboard 2285 2761 3238 3714 4190 4666 5143 5618 6094
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

The IELTS exam course does not include the IELTS exam. Please contact us for more information regarding exam dates.

Exam fees:  

ca. €249, to be paid directly on arrival

Options Host Family:   Special dietary needs : € 18 per week [i]
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Nelson airport : EUR 36

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on: 29/01/2024, 06/02/2024, 29/03/2024, 01/04/2024, 25/04/2024, 03/06/2024, 28/06/2024, 28/10/2024. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Host family

Wanting to experience the real New Zealand way of life? Choose to stay with a host family! The warm-hearted and proud Nelson locals enjoy welcoming students from all over the world and different cultures. 
The host families live within walking- and biking distance from the school. You will have a single bedroom and share the other facilities with the host family and sometimes other students. Lodging is based on half board; 2 meals per day on weekdays and 3 meals per day in weekends.

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