Study English in Taupo, New Zealand

Taupo Language is rated Category 1 by NZQA. Students who enrol 14 weeks and longer gain automatic work rights. You can 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 12, 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. 25+ 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.

Carbon Credits

We are mindful of our programme's impact on the environment and do our best to reduce it. The biggest impact unfortunately, is through international flights of the students flying in to study in New Zealand.

To remedy this, we would like to give responsible students an opportunity to cancel out the harmful effects of their flights by buying carbon credits. This can easily be done by using Enviro-Mark Solutions' Carbon Emissions Calculator, the link for which will be included in the students' invoices. We highly encourage our students to be responsible and sustainable global citizens and we hope you share our values in this regard.

Enviro-Mark Solutions Carbon Emissions Calculator

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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.