Quality Teaching

Our students consistently score among the top 10% in New Zealand in Cambridge examinations.

Category 1 Institution

Mount Maunganui Language Centre is an NZQA Category 1 Institution.

Quality Location

Study in the centre of a beach resort. What better place to go and relax after a hard day’s study?

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About the School

Key Information

  • An NZQA CATEGORY 1 SCHOOL.  If you study for 14 weeks or more on a student visa you can work part time up to 20 hours per week.  Mount Maunganui Language Centre is the ONLY Category 1 English Language School in Mount Maunganui

  • Located just 700 metres from one of New Zealand's best beaches

  • Established in 1990
  • There are around 55 students in the Spring/Summer season (September - March) and 35 students in the Autumn/Winter season (April -  August)

  • There is an average of 7 students per class, and a maximum of 12 students per class

  • You can study at any level from elementary to advanced

  • Students come from all over the world, we had students from 23 different countries in 2018



School Facilities

  • 8 classrooms

  • Computer suite for students to use

  • Free WiFi

  • Kitchen, lounge, comfortable sofas, TV/DVD/Stereo

  • Huge outdoor garden courtyard

  • Bicycle rental

Our Teachers

Our teachers are fully qualified and experienced in modern teaching methods. Their lessons are very practical. Our small class size means that students improve their speaking and communication skills quickly. Each student will receive personal attention for any special needs.

Our Students

Students outside the Language Centre

Our students are from all over the world, including the following countries:

Japan, Switzerland, Korea, Thailand, New Caledonia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Taiwan, Russia, Tahiti, Vietnam, China, Germany, Italy, Spain , Chile, and the Czech Republic.

The ratio of nationalities varies according to the time of year, but generally our classes have a good mix.

Our students ages range from 14 to 70. The average age is 22.

Counselling Staff

We have counsellors available who are native speakers of many different languages. They are happy to help students when they have a problem.


Mount Maunganui Language Centre is a private training establishment that has been granted registration by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under Part 18 of the Education Act 1989.  We are full members of ENGLISH NEW ZEALAND.  MMLC is an authorised TOEIC Testing Centre.  MMLC is a signatory to the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016. Copies of the code are available from http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2016/0057/latest/whole.html

English New Zealand Authorised Test Centre