Our Services

A little about what we do.

Accommodation Accommodation

We have a wonderful team of homestay families to look after our students. Some of our families have worked with us for many years. Palmerston North is a smaller city. Families live quite close to the College. Even farmstays, on either a working or a lifestyle farm, can be arranged. The families in Wellington live […]

Afternoon activities Afternoon activities

We believe in learning English outside the class. Students are given the opportunity to join our weekly activities. Our activity coordinator accompany students and tailor weekly programmes. In addition to the speaking club, sports activities and our fun activities, we are offering our students chances to experience the real New Zealand. ETC encourages students to […]

Speaking Club Speaking Club

Every Wednesday at 3 pm at our Wellington Campus, students get together to join our speaking club. In Palmerston North our speaking club is on Saturday’s at 11 am. The students’ nationality and age vary, as well as their level of English. The aim of the speaking club is to encourage students to speak with more […]

Visa application Visa application

We help students through the process of getting a Student Visa or a Work Permit.

Settling down Settling down

We are glad to help our students during the settling down process.

Pick up Pick up

Our staff can pick up students at the airport and drop them off at their accomodation.


What our students say about us.

  • Zheren YE, China
    I have been studying at ETC about half a year. I have found my English has improved. I remember the first day, when I studied in Green Class, I had no idea what Dennis was talking about. at that time, I asked myself, “Have I got into the wrong class or is my English seriously bad?” Then after one week, I found my English had a little bit improved and I easily understood the topics in the class.

    - Zheren YE, China
  • Jingyu DAI, China
    I have been studying at ETC nearly seven months. I needed to pass the IELTS exam then go to Massey University so I chose ETC to study. Not only did it improve my English level but also it was a great opportunity to meet many people from different countries. And ETC always arranges some activities such as ski trip, farm visit, BBQ and many other exciting activities.
    - Jingyu DAI, China
  • Saori Komori, Japan
    Studying at ETC was one of my most brilliant experiences in New Zealand. I have studied at ETC for 6 weeks, and feel my English ability has truly increased. Therefore I would like to recommend this experience to others wanting to learn English in a foreign country.
    - Saori Komori, Japan


ETC is a friendly multicultural school with academic excellence. ETC has two sites, in Palmerston North and Wellington. Each site will find accommodation for you in homestays, hostels or apartments.