Not Just English

The Nelson English Centre doesn't just teach English.

Wednesday evening is Pub Night. The students and teachers meet in the popular Victorian Rose pub.

The school also organises weekend sailing, kayaking, biking or walking trips to some of the most exciting destinations in the Nelson area.

Many of the photos in the Kiwivelo Riders' Gallery are from such trips.

English School

While you are training in Nelson, you have a great chance to study English.

The English School package has two options, part time course (morning classes, 15 hours per week), or the intensive course (morning and afternoon classes, 23 hours per week). Classes are run by the Nelson English Centre.

You will be placed in one of five different classes depending on your ability. There are never more than 12 people per class so you get plenty of personal tuition.

Classes consist of a balanced programme of listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading and writing.

The Nelson English Centre is a member of the Federation of Independent English Language School's New Zealand (FIELSNZ) and is registered and accredited with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Nelson English Centre Details and Conditions

Course Hours: Part time

Monday-Friday: 9.00 to 12.15 (with 30 min coffee break)

Course Hours: Intensive

Monday-Thrusday: 9.00 to 3.15 (with 30 min coffee break and 60 min lunch break)
Friday: 9.00 to 12.15 (with 30 min coffee break)

Length of Course:

Minimum of 2 weeks


Any Monday

Entry Requirements:

Students of all ability levels may enrol. After a placement test, students will be placed in the appropriate level.

Minimum Age:

20 years (NEC may accept 18-19 year old students with a written reference).

Course Description:

General English courses aim to build students' communicative ability in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Refunds and Insurance:

If you cancel your study we can't give you a refund on the tuition cost at the Nelson English School. Insurance is compulsory for students. We may ask for evidence of insurance when you arrive at the school.

If you cancel your stay or go home early we can refund you 50% of the "Basic Package" price for each week you don't stay.