Study English in Taupo, New Zealand

News & Events - September 2014

It is Springtime in Taupo!

Kereru (New Zealand Pigeon, Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) feeding on spring blossoms of Montpellier broom (Teline monspessulana).

We have made the plan for our EXTREME programme for January 2015. See more information here. It's lots of fun with students of different nationalities joining the group. There is English class every morning and an exciting activity each afternoon.

Taupo Language is an NZQA rated Category 1 school. Students who enrol 14 weeks or longer gain automatic workrights which means you can work up to 20 hours per week.

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

We're going to be participating in a special promotion with Education New Zealand over the next few months. StudyinNewZealand.com is the new site dedicated to showing students how to learn, live and work in New Zealand. See Taupo Language's listing here.

Taupo events - September 2014

Public holidays - None till October :(

Our Student Handbook is here

Friday afternoon general activities

5th September - Honey Hive

12th September - Bush walk to Huka Falls

19th September - Farm visit

26th September  - Taupo Museum

Free things to do in Taupo: even if you're not mad enough to jump off their platform it is still fun to  watch others do it. Visit Taupo Bungy, grab a coffee and listen to the screaming.

Keep up with us on Facebook here and here.

As an international student in New Zealand you may be able to 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.

Check out the education page and the fantastic photo of our students at backpackinglaketaupo.com

Email me if you would like any extra information.

Till next month! Cheerio from Taupo Language.

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.


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

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.

PASTORAL CARE

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.

IMMIGRATION NEW ZEALAND

Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at Immigration New Zealand.

ELIGIBILITY FOR HEALTH SERVICES

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website - Ministry of Health.

ACCIDENT INSURANCE

the Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further informatoin can be viewed on the ACC website

MEDICAL AND TRAVEL INSURANCE

International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. We recommend Uni-Care

NEW ZEALAND QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY

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.

TOEIC

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.