English in Wellington

In 2016, Lonely Planet stated that Wellington is the fourth-best city in the world to live in because of the many professional, cultural and culinary events that can be found throughout. Also, Wellington is well-known for its friendly and welcoming people, many of whom are international or of international descent. In fact, you can stroll down almost any street in the city and hear people speaking French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and more. Nonetheless, the de facto language of culture, business and education in Wellington, as well as the one used to allow all of these other language speakers to communicate with one another, is English. So, take an English course with us to make the most out of all the opportunities Wellington has to offer to English speakers, from finding a better job to socialising with locals and tourists while taking part in cultural celebrations and parties. Contact us at Language Trainers and we will design a language course that suits your needs and requirements.

Staying home does not have to end your language journey. Quite the contrary, you can take one-on-one or small group online English lessons with our native, qualified language tutors. Reach out to us and our team will be happy to answer any questions!

Why Study English in Wellington

For Culture: As the cultural capital of New Zealand, Wellington is known for a vibrant arts scene that never fails to deliver an exciting programme of events. For example, you can attend the annual World of WearableArt and take a look at wonderful works by local artists. Or, if you are interested in music, you can participate in the mid-winter Wellington Jazz Festival. Most of the musicians perform in English, so make the most out of this event by learning English with us and then sing along to the songs. Whether it’s food you fancy, live music or poetry, Wellington has it all. And if you are more into celebrations and festivals, don’t miss the annual Newtown Festival, with its hundreds of market stalls and performance stages at the heart of one of Wellington’s most vibrant suburbs.

For Work: Wellington's economy is primarily service-based, with an emphasis on finance and business services. It is also the centre of New Zealand's film and special effects industries, and the city is considered the country’s high-tech capital—a Silicon Valley for the southern hemisphere—serving as a base for a high number of the country’s fastest-growing high-tech businesses, such as Xero, Weta Workshop and Pik Pok. So, if you are working in any of those fields, Wellington has numerous employment options for you! However, almost all jobs expect candidates to have an advanced command of the English language. So, to ensure you can apply and take advantage of these wonderful opportunities, contact us to start learning English as soon as possible!

For Social: You will also find plenty of purposeful opportunities to practise your English skills around Wellington. For example, you can join the Mundo Lingo Wellington Meetup, a language exchange group where you can make friends by attending their weekly gathering every Thursday night. It’s completely free to attend and the system is very simple: you are given a set of flag stickers that represent the languages you speak and want to practise. Then, you look for others who display the same flags and start a conversation with them in the language you each wish to speak. You will meet people of all nationalities and ages and socialise in a relaxed and friendly environment! And if you prefer to do your socialising outdoors, the city’s Summer City programme encourages people to spend their long summer nights soaking in Wellington’s beautiful parks. Pack a picnic and enjoy free music in the Botanic Gardens to meet and speak English with people who love being outside as much as you!


Where to Learn English in and around Wellington

Start learning English at your convenience with us at Language Trainers. Our lessons are tailored to your needs and preferences, and we can prepare classes for your family, if they need to learn English, too! Just get in touch with us today to start studying in the comfort of your home or workplace. And if you would prefer to meet your teacher in a public place, that’s also possible. Some options around the city are the National Library Wellington on Molesworth Street, Fidel’s Cafe on Cuba Street or Aro Cafe on Aro Street. The choice is yours!

Also, if you are not based in Wellington but live on the outskirts of the city, we can still offer a great language course. We have excellent instructors ready to start teaching in Johnsonville, Petone, Porirua, Wainuiomata and Lower Hutt.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go! And if you have some knowledge of English, please take our online English Level Test, so we can gauge your current skills and then discuss the most appropriate options for you!

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Interesting Language Facts

Bilinguals have higher educational success rates than monolingual students.

1 in 2 people speak 2 or more languages.

The language people speak shapes the way they see the world.
WHY people learn ENGLISH?
Work in home country and abroad
Personal reasons

Q: What did the duck say when he bought lipstick? A: "Put it on my bill."

1-on-1 General English Course in Wellington

Our general one-on-one courses in Wellington will help students improve their English level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our English classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business English Course in Wellington

Our English courses in Wellington are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone English and email skills, as well as a level of survival English, granting them the ability to work in a country where English is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
English Courses in Wellington (closed group)

Our English courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One English Course or In-Company Small Group English Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster English Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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How to Book

Take our English Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn English and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your English tutor’s details.

Begin your English training and receive your English course book.

Throughout your English course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in English-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

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