English Teaching College


  English Teaching College (ETC) is a leading educational institution in New Zealand, recognized by the NZQA as the highest-ranked school in the country.

English Teaching College

English Teaching College excels in all key areas evaluated, including student outcomes, program design and delivery, student support and well-being, compliance and pastoral care, as well as governance and management. The 2022 NZQA report highlights ETC’s robust academic management and the effectiveness of its processes and documentation in maintaining academic standards and integrity across its three delivery sites.


  A Multicultural and Friendly Environment


English Teaching College is a welcoming multicultural school that offers a rewarding learning experience for both international and domestic students. With 28 years of experience, the school offers nine different programs across three campuses located in Palmerston North, Wellington, and Lower Hutt. Each of these campuses is conveniently situated in city centers, close to shops and eateries, making access to classes easy via public transport.


  A Wide Range of Programs to Meet All Needs


ETC provides a broad range of programs tailored to the diverse needs of its students. The NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL), available at all campuses, is ideal for those looking to improve their English in preparation for university studies or employment. This program, divided into multiple levels, allows students to build strong language skills, with specific courses in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.


For permanent residents and New Zealand citizens, ETC offers government-funded programs, making tuition more affordable or even free. Among these programs are the Intensive Literacy and Numeracy (ILN), aimed at students with basic literacy and numeracy skills, and the ILN ESOL, designed for English language learners, including refugees and migrants.


  Individualized Support and Community Integration


ETC stands out for its individualized support to students, particularly those from diverse backgrounds with specific educational needs. The school works closely with referral agencies, support groups, and local communities to help students achieve their academic goals and enhance their overall well-being.


  Opportunities for Professionals and Advanced Students


For healthcare professionals, English Teaching College offers a Medical English program designed to help internationally trained doctors, nurses, and dentists pass the OET (Occupational English Test). The school also provides preparatory courses for IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, and Cambridge exams, ensuring that students are well-prepared for the demands of international tests.


  Modern Facilities and Enriching Activities


ETC’s campuses are equipped with modern classrooms featuring the latest multimedia technology, computer labs, student lounges, and kitchens offering free tea and coffee. Students can also enjoy regularly organized social and cultural activities, allowing them to explore life in New Zealand while practicing their English in a relaxed setting.


By choosing English Teaching College, students benefit from a high-quality learning environment supported by an experienced and dedicated team. The diverse programs and personalized support offered by ETC ensure that each student, whether a beginner or advanced, can achieve their language and academic goals in a welcoming and stimulating environment.



Palmerston North, Wellington, Lower Hutt

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