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?

Examination Preparation Classes

We help students to prepare for a range of examinations. Students can use their exam results to gain entry into further study, to improve their employment prospects, or for their own personal satisfaction.

Examination Preparation Classes offered are:

  • Cambridge First Certificate Examination (FCE, CAE)
  • IELTS General Training
  • IELTS Academic

We offer high-level, intensive courses for students who want to take an examination. These courses offer a highly-structured programme of study, resulting in excellent exam results, which can be used to gain entry into University and other higher learning institutions. Students who take the 12 week FCE course have consistently achieved scores within the top 10% of all candidates in New Zealand.

The Cambridge FCE courses run twice a year, starting in January and September.  The January course runs for 9 or 10 weeks, depending on the timing of the exams, which are scheduled by Cambridge University.  The September course runs for 12 weeks.  For current start dates please see our fee information sheet.

Students who wish to enter the exam classes must first sit a pre-test to determine their level. If their level is not up to standard students are able to take a course in General English. The length of this course depends on each student’s level, but we recommend a minimum of 12 weeks of study at this level, before entering an exam class.

For students who cannot partake in the above course, we offer our Exam Preparation Plus course. This course can be taken any time during the year, and combines a full time General English course with one-on-one tuition. Students can start this course on any Monday and there is no minimum number of weeks.

We have links with a number of high schools, universities and polytechnics, and offer a free placement service for students. Graduates of Mount Maunganui Language Centre have gone to successfully complete study at Auckland University, AUT, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Crown Institute of Studies and Mount Maunganui College.

You can enrol online for an Exam Preparation course.

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