Our Services

A little about what we do.

Accommodation Accommodation

We have a wonderful team of homestay families who look after our students. Some of our families have worked with us for many years. Palmerston North is a smaller city and most families live quite close to ETC. Sometimes we can arrange farm-stays, on working or lifestyle farms. ETC is in the centre of town […]

Afternoon activities Afternoon activities

We believe in learning English outside of the classroom and students are encouraged to join our weekly activities. In Wellington our Activity Coordinator tailors weekly programmes and accompanies students on the activities. In addition to speaking clubs, sports activities and fun activities, we offer our students chances to experience real New Zealand. ETC encourages students […]

Speaking Club Speaking Club

Every Wednesday at 3 pm at our Wellington Campus, students can join our speaking club. In Palmerston North our speaking club is on Saturday at 11 am. The participants’ nationalities and ages vary, as well as their level of English. Often native speakers will join us. The aim of the speaking club is to encourage students […]

Visa application Visa application

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

Settling In Settling In

Student Support staff are available at each campus to help our students during the settling in process and whilst they study with us. We are your New Zealand family and are here to make your New Zealand experience the best it can be.

Pick up Pick up

Our staff can pick up students at the airport and drop them off at their accommodation. A small fee may apply. Please enquire with our support staff.


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

Over 20 Years of Excellence

ETC is a friendly multicultural school with a record of academic excellence. ETC has three campuses, in Palmerston North, Lower Hutt and Wellington.

Our strengths include the quality and variety of the programmes we offer, our experienced, dedicated teaching and support staff and our commitment to our students. We are engaged with local and international communities and have excellent networks with universities, polytechnics and other educational institutes.