Study English in Taupo, New Zealand

News & Events - August / September 2015

Taupo Language is an NZQA rated Category 1 school. Students who enrol 14 weeks and longer gain automatic work rights allowing you to work up to 20 hours per week.

10 reasons to choose Taupo Language

1. Small classes 

With an average of 7 students in a class and a maximum of 10, you do get A LOT of teacher time.

2. Experienced and highly qualified teachers

Our teachers on average have 12.5 years' ESL experience, with examiners for Cambridge, IELTS, and TOEIC on our staff. Classroom atmosphere is lively with interesting topics.

3. Full immersion in an English only environment

Only ENGLISH is spoken in the streets of Taupo, so you HAVE to practise your English 24/7. This makes the time spent studying shorter and less expensive.

4. 20+ nationality mix

Taupo Language students come from more than 25 different countries, so you will make friends from all over the world!

5. A family-like school

Taupo Language is a smaller school (capacity of 80 students), with a family like atmosphere, where everyone knows everyone. 

6. An inexpensive destination

Most of the long term students enrol because they prefer to spend the longest part of their study in a less expensive destination.

7. Established in 1991

Taupo Language was established in 1991, and has more than 20 years' experience in helping students achieve their personal goals.  

8. Great Facilities

Taupo Language is a modern building in a central location. It has a large garden, free wireless internet, computer suite, parking, free tea and coffee and comfortable classrooms.

9. Adventure Opportunities

We offer 40+ adventure activities, bungy, tandem sky dive, skiing, rafting, hiking, golf, rugby etc. Long-term students are encouraged to join Taupo sports teams while studying, e.g. rugby, hockey, basketball, mountain biking, motor-cross, golf, ski racing, sailing etc

10. Welcoming and comfortable accommodation options

You can stay with one of our friendly homestay families, where there is further opportunity to practise your English. Alternatively, Taupo Language can assist you in finding your own rental apartment or house.

Other Information ...

Our Student Handbook is here

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What is going on in Taupo? See the Great Lake Events Calendar.

Check out what our students have said about studying at Taupo Language and being in New Zealand.

Free things to do in Taupo: Huka Falls – Huka Falls are New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction and this thundering waterfall lives up to the hype. The Falls are an incredible sight, over 220,000 litres of water flow through the rock face per second, enough to fill two Olympic sized swimming pools, per second! Huka Falls are easily visited on foot or by car, situated off SH1 just north of Taupo on Huka Falls Loop Road.

Destination Great Lake Taupo has released promotional videos of  the mountain bike rides in the Taupo area. Tracks grade 1 to 5 are available. Check the videos out, they're awesome.

Public holidays is the site dedicated to showing students how to learn, live and work in New Zealand.See Taupo Language listing here.

As an international student in New Zealand enrolled at a Category 1 language school you can work up to 20 hours a week. But working in another country can be very different from working in your country. In New Zealand there are laws to protect all workers and this includes international students. Find out more today about your rights and responsibilities working in New Zealand.

Email me if you would like any extra information.

Till next month! Cheerio from Taupo Language.

Taupo Language is a member of English New Zealand (incorporating FIELSNZ)

Taupo Language & Outdoor Education Centre "Taupo Language" (Provider No. 8954) is registered as a Private Training Establishment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, pursuant to the Education Amendment Act 1990. Taupo Language is a Category 1 school.


Taupo Language is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (The Code). It provides a framework for education providers to ensure a high standard of care and well-being is maintained for international students while they live and study in New Zealand. The Code is established under section 238F of the Education Act 1989. The Act requires that a provider must be a signatory to the Code in order to enrol international students.


For more information regarding our last NZQA EER please go here. 15 May 2014: NZQA is Highly Confident in the educational performance of Taupo Language and Outdoor Education Centre 15 May 2014: NZQA is Confident in the capability in self-assessment of Taupo Language and Outdoor Education Centre: we are a Category 1 provider.


Taupo Language is a TOEIC® Authorised Test Centre*. Please email us for further information, dates and costs.

* TOEIC is a registered trademark of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States, used in New Zealand under license.