Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Choose from beginner-level to university entry-level English programmes

The University of Otago English Language Centre welcomes students from all over the world to our classrooms – both on campus in Dunedin, or online from wherever you are in the world.

We are a member of English New Zealand and are proud to offer quality programmes with some of the best English language teachers in the country.

Our English language programmes

No matter your level of English or future study plans, we have a programme to suit you.

General English

This programme includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar skills – at different levels – from elementary to advanced.

Our General English programmes

IELTS preparation

We offer online IELTS preparation courses at two levels.

Our IELTS preparation courses

English for Otago

This programme offers a pathway to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the University of Otago.

Our English for Otago programme

English for academic purposes

This programme aims to help students develop academic skills for tertiary study and independent learning.

Our English for academic purposes programme

Online programmes

Many of our programmes are now available online, including a new New Zealand culture and customs programme.

Our online programmes

Group packages

For university groups we offer short-term English tuition combined with an exciting activities programme.

Our group packages

^ Top of page

International English exams

We are a registered test centre for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Occupational English Test (OET), Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) and Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) examinations.

The International English examinations

^ Top of page

Test your level of English

Take our online English test and find out what your level is.

^ Top of page