New Zealand is the best environment for studying English. There are so many things to see and do – sailing, climbing mountains, relaxing on beaches, soaking in hot pools – and anywhere you go, you can improve your English and have fun at the same time.
Good reasons to study English at Aspire2 International
Quality courses, NZQA approved
We offer practical modern language programmes that will help you achieve your goal, whether that’s work, travel or further study. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority approves all our courses, ranking them Category One in quality, and you will learn from dedicated professional teachers.
Small classes, personal attention
Our classes have a maximum of 16-18 students, from all over the world. That way your tutor can spend time helping you when you need it, and you can make some great new friends. All our teachers speak English as their first language, and they are trained in the latest language teaching practice, so you know you are getting the best.
Practise your English and have fun
Depending on the course you choose, you will go on regular outings organised by our activities co-ordinator – beach parties, harbour trips, bush walks, shopping – so you can use your English as you learn, and have some fun at the same time. Regular progress reports will tell you how you are going and what needs more work.
Support to settle in
If you want help adjusting to life in New Zealand, our student support team can answer your questions. You might need accommodation or a part-time job, or you may just want to know what there is to do in the city and beyond. Our friendly team can help you with all of that.
An English programme to suit you
Whether you are just beginning to learn English, or you want to go a lot further, Aspire2 International has the right study path for you. You can choose from our two English schools. Depending on whether you are looking for a no frills course or one where you get added services as part of your English education, we have it all available for you.
General English – communicate and socialise
Our General English course is great for helping you make your way with confidence in an English speaking country. Our experienced teachers aim to make it fun to learn real-life, everyday English. You will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking during 20-23 hours of instruction every week depending on the course you choose.
Academic English – for further study
If you hope to study for a diploma and work in your chosen industry, our Academic English course will cater to your academic needs. Many diploma courses require you to achieve this level of International English for enrolment, and at Aspire2 International you will be well prepared for the IELTS exam.
We recommend you enrol in the General English course first, to refresh your English skills, and then spend six to eight weeks in the IELTS programme before you sit the exam. The programme includes a simulated exam environment and formal testing every five weeks, so you will be confident that you’re ready for the real thing.
Teaching – English as a second language
Maybe you want to teach English as a second language. Our certificate course can improve your language awareness, develop your language-teaching skills and give you the tools for teaching the building blocks of English – speaking, reading, listening, grammar and vocabulary.
IELTS Examination Preparation
A solid result in the IELTS examination will make it easier to work, live or study in many English speaking countries. This course will give you access to the latest resources, Cambridge-developed online learning material, regular assessment of your progress and a dedicated computer lab.
We offer classes at foundation and advanced levels, allowing you to transition to tertiary studies
If you are interested in a future in the hospitality industry, we can offer you the opportunity to couple your English study with a short course tailored towards jobs in restaurants, cafes and bars. You can choose:
- Customer Service
- Food Safety
- Host Responsibility
- Coffee-making (barista)
All of these courses are approved by Service IQ.
Pathways to Further Studies
As part of Aspire2 International we can help prepare you for certiﬁcate, diploma, bachelor, or post-graduate diploma studies. This is your chance to move forward into your choice of course.