English + Activities Programme

It’s never too early to get an international experience!


16 and 17 years old

Currently we can accept Young Learner students aged 16 and 17 years old in our school and they are integrated into our adult courses. Young learner rates apply.

2024 for 14 to 17 years old

Our Young Learner programmes are back as per the below schedule:
YL General English/High School Preparation8 Jan to 2 Feb 2024
YL English + Activities8 July to 9 Aug 2024

Why study the Young Learner English + Activities Programme at NZLC?

NZLC Auckland is accredited by NZQA for young learners between 14 and 17 years and during our summer and winter months, we welcome students from all over the world to join this fun and exciting programme which incorporates a morning of interactive English lessons taught by friendly, fun teachers and an afternoon of cultural and sightseeing activities around Auckland.

•    Accredited by NZQA for young learners.
•    Safe and friendly homestay families and airport transfer.
•    Communicative morning classes with a focus on interesting and relevant themes.
•    A range of fun cultural, sightseeing, indoor and outdoor afternoon activities.
•    English speaking activity guide.
•    Optional extra caregiver support who speaks the student’s first language available: 1 to 4 weeks – $140pw, 5 to 11 weeks – $120pw, 12 or more weeks – $100pw

We want to make sure our Young Learners are safe and happy at all times during their NZLC experience. All Young Learners must agree to our NZLC Young Learner Pre-Enrolment Handbook.

Watch our Young Learners video!

Lesson A:
The first class approach is communicative and learners are encouraged to use and practise the language as much as possible. The teaching methods are skills-based (reading, writing, listening and speaking) with vocabulary and grammar structures introduced around interesting and relevant themes to suit and motivate young learners.

Afternoon Class:
Explore Auckland with fun, cultural and sightseeing activities! Through kayaking in beautiful ocean, sailing in Auckland’s viaduct harbour, meet cute sheep, the iconic kiwi bird and more! Experience life of a typical New Zealand teenager and share such memorable moments with friends from the same class.

Young Learner English + Activities (Morning Class)
LevelsBeginner to Advanced
Entry TestYes – General English entry test
Length1 – 5 weeks
TypeFull Time (27.5 hrs/wk)
Course Start 2024*8 July to 9 August 2024
Class Size12 (average) 16 (maximum)
Age**14 – 17 (2024)

*Minimum student numbers required.

Sample timetable. Activities subject to change due to weather conditions. Minimum 1 week enrolment, maximum 5 weeks. Students wishing to study more than 5 weeks can combine the English + Activities programme with a full-time Young Learner General English / High school Preparation course. NZLC Auckland is accredited by NZQA for young learners between 14 and 17 years and we welcome students from all over the world.