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Lake Wanaka Language Centre

Wanaka, New Zealand



School Introduction

Lake Wanaka Language Centre is a small family run English school that aims to mix English lessons with New Zealand outdoor adventures. Our courses are aimed at independent travellers touring New Zealand.

Set in beautiful Wanaka, gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park, this area has been made famous by New Zealand films such as Lord of the Rings. Lake Wanaka Language Centre can organise adventures such as skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing, rock climbing, kite boarding, ski diving, mountain biking and rafting. There is great fishing, horse riding and golf as well.

We encourage learners to do other activities such as New Zealand cinema, wine tours and New Zealand and Maori culture.

ESL Program Introduction

The General English program is for people who want to improve their English communication skills. Each week lesson materials are taken from a range of topics with a New Zealand focus.

The course is function based. This means it uses practical language found in real situations in New Zealand or around the English speaking world. This approach is based on the European Unionís framework of language learning.

The course will be taught for two levels: Intermediate and Advanced.

Here are some of the topics we cover: Travel and transport, Health and medical matters, New Zealand geography and history, Being a consumer and shopping, Social conversation skills and personal relationships, Maori culture and language, Sports and leisure, Government and the Law, Media and Work and education

The course takes a multi skill approach, meaning you will cover reading, writing, listening and speaking. There will be weekly assessments to help us and you measure your progress.

You will have regular one-to-one time with a teacher, to work on your language goals and how to achieve these.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Course start every Monday

1 week full time $NZ370
1 week partime $NZ270

Application Fee: $NZ150
Accommodation Fee (optional): $NZ150

Homestay accomodation $240 per week

Special Courses & Features

Housing/Accommodation Info

Arranging accommodation can be difficult during the ski season (June-October) and Easter and should be booked well in advance.

Contact Info

Lake Wanaka Language Centre
146 Plantation Rd
Queenstown Lakes Districts

+64 3 443 2375