Learn English | ELPNZ

Lower Hutt

Learn English

To apply for our programmes, please phone the office on 04 570 1335 or email us to make an appointment.
You must bring your passport or travel document to your appointment.

2017 programmes

English Language Groups

Learn Kiwi English in a group for two hours each week. All English levels. 
Learn more about English Language Groups.
Contact us by email or phone 04 570 1335.

The fee is $30.00 per term (8 – 10 weeks) for residents and $60.00 per term for non-residents. 
Chinese Bilingual ($50.00 per term for residents and $100.00 for non-residents). Fees are waived for refugee learners. 

Monday morning         Elementary level, 10.00am -12.00 noon,  Russell Keown Building, 1 Knights Road, Lower Hutt
Monday evening          Pronunciation ELG 5.30pm - 7.30pm, Russell Keown Building, 1 Knights Road, Lower Hutt
Tuesday morning        Beginners plus, 8.45am -10.45am, Moera Community House, Lower Hutt
Wednesday morning   All levels, 10.00am-12.00 noon, Upper Hutt Baptist Church Hall, Corner Fergusson Drive and Milton Street, Upper Hutt
Thursday morning      Beginner level, 9.30am-11.30am, Moera Community House, Lower Hutt
Friday morning           Mothers and babies ELG all levels, 9.00am - 11.00am, River of Life Centre, 774 High Street, Avalon
Bilingual Chinese, Wednesday and Thursday - Pre-beginner/Beginner level - 9.30-11.30am, Russell Keown Building, 1 Knights Road, Lower Hutt

Classes run during school terms

Term 1:   20 January - 7 April
Term 2:   1 May - 30 June
Term 3:   24 July - 29 September
Term 4:   16 October - 1 December

ESOL Home Tutoring

Free lessons in your home with a trained volunteer tutor. 1-2 hours each week. Learn English for your daily life in New Zealand. For residents.
Learn more about ESOL Home Tutoring.
Contact us by email or phone 04 570 1335.

English for Employees

Free classes for people with residency who have a job (full-time, part-time, casually/seasonally or self-employed). Improve your workplace English. 2-3 hours per week at a time that suits your working life. All English levels. 
Learn more about English for Employees.
Contact us by email or phone 04 570 1335.

Monday evening        5.30pm - 8.00pm, Russell Keown Building, 1 Knights Road, Lower Hutt
Tuesday evening       7.00pm - 9.30pm, Russell Keown Building, 1 Knights Road, Lower Hutt
Wednesday evening  6.00pm - 8.30pm, Russell Keown Building, 1 Knights Road, Lower Hutt
Friday morning        11.00am - 1.30pm, Russell Keown Building, 1 Knights Road, Lower Hutt

Work Talk

Looking for work in New Zealand? 

  • Intensive, four-week course (12 hours per week) 
  • Learn how to approach employers
  • Learn to tailor your CV for specific job applications
  • Prepare and practise for job interviews 
  • Develop your professional networking skills
  • English level - Intermediate and above (confident users of English) 
  • Qualified teachers, small classes 

Work Talk is a four week course for people from language backgrounds other than English who want to learn job search and workplcae communication skills.  Two courses, 12 hours per week for 4 weeks.  $50.00 for residents and $80.00 for non residents per course.

Course 1: 1 February - 24 February 2017.  
Course 2: 18 October - 10 November 2017.  On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.00am - 2.00pm.

Contact us by email or phone 04 570 1335.

ESOL Literacy

Free classes for people who went to school in their home country for fewer than 6 years. 10 hours each week. Many classes also have bilingual tutors. For residents with refugee background.
Learn more about ESOL Literacy.
Contact us by email or phone 04 570 1335.

Avalon Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9.30am - 12.00 noon (Pre-literate)
Boulcott Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.30am - 12 noon (Pre-literate)
Upper Hutt Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9.30am -12.15 noon (Pre-literate)
Central Lower Hutt Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.30am - 12.50pm (Beginner)
Central Lower Hutt Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.30am - 12.50pm (Pre-literate/Beginner)
Central Lower Hutt Wednesday 9.30am - 12.30pm, Thursday, Friday 9.30am -1.00pm  (Beginner)

New Zealand Certificate in English Language

New Zealand Certificate in English Language - Level 1

  • Learn English fulltime
  • 20-week programme
  • 34 hours per week (including 20 classroom hours, homework and self-study)
  • Free to residents 
  • Study for a NZQA certificate and achieve NZQA Unit Standards in English Language

Starting 24 July 2017 – 8 December 2017

Contact us by email or phone 04 570 1335.

ESOL Intensive

  • Intensive 12.5 hours per week, learn English fast
  • Free for residents
  • English level - Beginner and Upper Beginners

Starting 28 February - 29 September

Contact us by email or phone 04 570 1335.

Professional Speaking for Migrants Course

A course to help migrants from non-English speaking countries to express their ideas in an appropriate, effective, clear and professional way.

Contact us by email or phone 04 570 1335.

English Language Literacy Group

Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons 12.45pm -2.45pm, Russell Keown Building, 1 Knights Road, Lower Hutt

Contact us by email or phone 04 570 1335.

English for Migrants

English at home with a trained teacher.  For people who paid NZ Immigration Services a fee for English lessons before they arrived in New Zealand.
Learn more about English for Migrants.
Contact us by email or phone 04 570 1335.

Driver's licence course 2017

Russell Keown Building, 1 Knights Road, Lower Hutt

Course 1 Saturdays, 9.30am–1.00pm. Begins 4 March, finishes 8 April (6 Saturdays).
Course 2 Saturdays, 9.30am–1.00pm. Begins 2 September, finishes 7 October (6 Saturdays).

Contact us by email or phone 04 570 1335.