Study English in Taupo, New Zealand

News & Events - April 2014

We're going to be participating in a special promotion with Education New Zealand over the next few months. More details once everything is confirmed!

Taupo events - April 2014

Public holidays - Good Friday is 18th April & Easter Monday is 21st April 2014.

ANZAC Day is Friday 25th April 2014.

Our Student Handbook is here

Friday afternoon general activities -

4th April 2014 - Opepe Bush Walk

11th April 2014 - Lava Glass, glass blowing studio & sculpture garden

17th April 2014 - Easter egg hunt

24th April 2014 - Movie "Home by Christmas"

Free things to do in Taupo

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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

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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 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.


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.


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.


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


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


For more information regarding our last NZQA EER please go here. 27 October 2010: NZQA is Confident in the educational performance of Taupo Language and Outdoor Education Centre. 27 October 2010: NZQA is Confident in the capability in self-assessment of Taupo Language and Outdoor Education Centre: we are a Category 2 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.