Nelson English Centre

Nelson English Centre in Nelson, New Zealand

  • Nelson English Centre in Nelson, New Zealand
  • Nelson English Centre in Nelson, New Zealand
  • Nelson English Centre in Nelson, New Zealand
  • Nelson English Centre in Nelson, New Zealand
  • Nelson English Centre in Nelson, New Zealand
  • Nelson English Centre in Nelson, New Zealand
  • Nelson English Centre in Nelson, New Zealand
  • Nelson English Centre in Nelson, New Zealand

Nelson English Centre in Nelson, New Zealand

Nelson English Centre in Nelson, New Zealand
ACCREDITATIONS, RANKINGS & AWARDS

Nelson English Centre is a private language school owned by teaching professionals.

Member of English New Zealand and the International Association of Language Centres (IALC), the school takes pride in excellent academic leadership and its international reputation.

LOCATION

NEC is located in the city of Nelson also known as the sunniest city in New Zealand, right at the top of the South Island. With its unique natural beauty of a small seaside city, Nelson has “something for everyone”: golden beaches, national parks, lakes and mountains as well as trendy cafes and restaurants and a friendly community feel.

STUDENT NUMBERS

Nelson English Centre is a middle-sized school with around 300 students per year.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Nelson English Centre offers a warm and supportive school environment. The school is well organized and has very helpful staff to ensure that students not only learn English, but also develop personally and have the experience of their lives.

Regular after school activities are enjoyed by most students and offer a chance to socialize and relax with friends and the locals. These include sports, competitions, movies, dance and even salsa and yoga in the school studio. There are also nature exploring activities to the world famous Abel Tasman Park and its golden beaches and lots of other adventure opportunities.

Campus Facilities:
Free WIFI and Internet
Two student lounges with a large screen TV
Student kitchen with free tea and coffee and microwaves
Satellite TV
Activities ‘cave’ displaying all sorts of activities available in the area
Monthly international food day when students share food from their country
Table tennis
Self-study centre

 NZQA category 1
 Address 189 Hardy St, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
 Location Nelson, New Zealand
 Minimum age 18

Accommodation
Homestay
for students 18 and above
$179USD p/w
School's homestay placement fee $148USD
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  • 15 hours p/w
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  • Nelson, New Zealand
from $207USD per week
  • Eligible to work
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  • 23 hours p/w
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  • Nelson, New Zealand
from $276USD per week
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  • 23 hours p/w
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  • Nelson, New Zealand
from $297USD per week
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  • 23 hours p/w
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  • 23 hours p/w
  • Nelson English Centre
  • Nelson, New Zealand
from $344USD per week
Chan <small>from Korea</small>
Chan from Korea

When I finished my 6th semester at university, I was so sick of studying hard and cutthroat competition. What I just wanted was to escape from these pressures so I decided to take a year off and come to NZ and so that I didn’t waste my time, I decided to study English at NEC. Not until I got used to living here did I know how brilliant Nelson is. At first I felt a little bored because I am from a hectic city where people live on top of each other, I had to learn how to relax and now I am living my life to the fullest, Even though in Nelson there is only one Korean restaurant I love it here more than anybody else does. I can lead a tranquil life which I never expected before and it close to the beaches, so I can enjoy sunbathing whenever I want swim in the sea and play in the sand. Lots of really nice international people make it even more special as they want to be your friend. I just love Nelson English Centre. The best thing here is that there are special relationships between teachers and students, almost all teachers show attachment to their students. However every teacher has a special part which they focus on so a student who has a different view, the student has a voice and are listened to. They really care about you and your progress I have never felt this in any other school. I am so happy I chose Nelson English Centre to study English and relax my life.

Francesco <small>from Italy</small>
Francesco from Italy

7 years ago, my wife and I decided to buy a house in Nelson in order to escape the squalid North Italian winters. Since then we have spent 1 month every year in Nelson during our Xmas holiday. Only after living a few months in Nelson were we able to appreciate the wonderful Kiwi way of life: fantastic landscape, honest and friendly people, beautiful sunny days. This year I decided to improve my English so I enrolled at NEC. Why NEC, because on previous visits walking downtown Nelson I used to see the students outside school, they all looked happy to be there, laughing and talking in English. So I decide to enrol at the school. NEC has a great surprise for me, good students very good teachers, rarely have I found such a good school like NEC. If someone asked me about NEC I would have no problem in recommending this school, they are so open to all ages young and old.

Laura <small>from Switzerland</small>
Laura from Switzerland

Nelson is the sunniest city in New Zealand and has so much to offer. In this lovely town you can feel homely and get a very warm reception from the locals. Rarely will you find another place where people still have time to really enjoy the good life. No matter how stressed you are when you arrive, when you let the beauty of the town and the comfy lifestyle work their magic on you. There are cosy bars and cafes. Not only is the city enjoyable it’s the perfect starting point for one day or overnight trips into a variety of worthwhile regions. Seldom can you enjoy three national parks so near to each other. Leave all your cares behind while sailing through the awe-inspiring Abel Tasman, recover actively on a nice walk in the Nelson Lakes or get an interesting experience by kayaking in the Cable Bay. You can’t get enough of this amazing region. Then hop on a horse in the Happy Valley or ride a bike up the hills to get an overview of paradise at the Centre of New Zealand. You also have to try your luck at paddle boarding and swimming in the refreshing sea. Finally to complete your stay taste some of the delicious wines from the region and don’t miss out on eating freshly caught fish, you just can’t beat that. In Terms of the Nelson English centre I can just gush. Not only are the facilities furnished in a really cosy way, but you are also feeling very lovely from the very first moment you walk into school. The staff giveyou a warm welcome, they all know your name and you do not feel just like just a number in the middle of many other students. Rarely will you find such a familiar and friendly atmosphere. The teachers as well as administration staff all make an effort. They really want you to learn and to feel good about your achievements. Furthermore the school organises great activities in the weekend or will help you organise your own personalised trips away. They have BBQs at the beach, beach volley ball, sports days, international lunch days. The lessons are fun and exciting with amazing teachers who love their job. All in all I am so pleased I chose Nelson English School as my destination to learn English, not only did I learn English, but I learnt about life and most importantly about myself, I came away so much more confident than when I arrived. Thank you Nelson English Centre.

Rodrigo <small>from Brazil</small>
Rodrigo from Brazil

To improve my English I chose Nelson English Centre, because I prefer a familiar atmosphere to a big school. It proved to be a very popular choice for lots of international students to learn English here, there were 17 different nationalities here and we all spoke English at the break times which was good for my English. Nelson is a multi-cultured city with a lot of life, it has amazing landscape and scenery and immediate proximity to the Abel Tasman. I also consider the weather conditions here to be just the way I like it. It was an easy place to learn English, everyone is so friendly and kind and keen to help you with any sort of problems you might have. I loved my homestay family they were kind and funny, we always had happy times together. I think I made the best decision of my life to come to Nelson English Centre and live in Nelson.

Takahiro <small>from Japan</small>
Takahiro from Japan

I came here of course to learn English. Is this school good for learning English and why? Yes, Nelson English Centre is a very nice place to improve your English, because the teachers are skilful and hilarious, and students never use their mother tongue in this school. So we all speak English all the time, including break time. And not only in the school but also out of school they organize great activities almost every day where we all speak English. So we can experience many fantastic NZ activities easily and all students can make friends easily through these activities. I have had a lot of good times at Nelson English Centre, I’ll cherish friends, teachers and a lot of wonderful memories.

Tessa <small>from Netherlands</small>
Tessa from Netherlands

When you are on holiday in New Zealand, your best bet is to visit Nelson. Only after I visited Nelson did I understand how kind people actually can be. Nelson is often called Sunny Nelson and I have to admit that this is really true. Tahunanui Beach is one of the nicest places in Nelson. I go there almost every day after school. The best place to relax and unwind. Nelson has a really great atmosphere, every day feels like a holiday even though you have your school work. There are many nice eateries as well. What I also love about Nelson are all the activities that are organised around the city. If I had to describe Nelson briefly I would say it is an artistic creative and an impossible to forget kind of a city.