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Improve your English for work, study and everyday life.

The School of English at Ara is internationally recognised as one of the best English language training centres in New Zealand. Students from more than 30 countries, including residents and citizens of New Zealand, choose to study with us to improve their English. We are an NZQA Category 1 provider, a member of English New Zealand, and we offer high quality English learning with excellent facilities and highly experienced teachers. 

We offer a range of programmes that provide students with English for general purposes, exam preparation or preparation for further academic study. Enrolments are accepted all year round and for some courses, students can start on a weekly basis.

We also offer customised group programmes for groups of students with specific areas of interest.  

View our short courses for domestic students here >

View our short courses for international students here >

If you think you may require modifications in order to undertake the practical components of a particular course of study, we encourage you to discuss these with us so we can give them careful consideration.

As it may take time to consider and implement any modifications, please contact disability@ara.ac.nz as early as possible prior to the course starting. We’ll also need to check that there’s no risk of harm to you or anyone else before making a final decision.

Throughout this process we’ll communicate with you in a clear and timely manner.

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