Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA)
Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA) in Rotorua, New Zealand
Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA) in Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA) in Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA) in Rotorua, New Zealand

ACCREDITATION, RANKINGS AND AWARDS

Rotorua English Language Academy is a private school founded in 1993. It is registered with NZQA and is rated as a Category 1 school. A member of Quality English and English New Zealand, the school is committed to excellence in teaching and services.

LOCATION

RELA is located only 5 minutes away from the city centre of Rotorua, one of the must-see tourist destinations in New Zealand. There is no better place to experience the stunning volcanic and geothermal activity with boiling mud pools and steaming geysers. Rotorua has a unique history and rich Maori culture and is busting with activities ranging from scenic nature walks and natural hot springs to a thrilling zorbing or river rafting adventure. 

STUDENT NUMBERS

Student numbers vary through the year, ranging between 40 to 180, depending on the season. 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Rotorua English Language Academy is well known for high standards of teaching and pays a great deal of attention to staff selection and professional development. Students are taught by highly skilled and experienced teachers who are kind and caring and take genuine interest in each student’s learning. 

The school has beautiful surroundings with a town park and gardens around.

School Facilities:
  • 17 classrooms
  • Computer suit
  • Student common room with computers and free e-mail access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen with free tea and coffee facilities
  • Games room with a pool table and table tennis
  • Petanque court
  • Weekend and after school activities
  • Free guided self-access for 4 hours per week

 NZQA category 1
 Address 1460 Pukuatua St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
 Location Rotorua, New Zealand
 Minimum age 16

Accommodation
Homestay
for students under 18
$184USD p/w
Homestay
for students 18 and above
$169USD p/w
School's homestay placement fee $147USD
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  • 8 hours p/w
  • Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA)
  • Rotorua, New Zealand
from $165NZD per week
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General English Part Time
  • 15 hours p/w
  • Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA)
  • Rotorua, New Zealand
from $280NZD per week
  • Eligible to work
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  • 25 hours p/w
  • Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA)
  • Rotorua, New Zealand
from $340NZD per week
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  • 23 hours p/w
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  • Rotorua, New Zealand
from $395NZD per week
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  • 25 hours p/w
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  • Rotorua, New Zealand
from $395NZD per week
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  • 25 hours p/w
  • Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA)
  • Rotorua, New Zealand
from $395NZD per week
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  • 25 hours p/w
  • Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA)
  • Rotorua, New Zealand
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  • Eligible to work
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  • 25 hours p/w
  • Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA)
  • Rotorua, New Zealand
from $395NZD per week
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  • 15 hours p/w
  • Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA)
  • Rotorua, New Zealand
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  • 25 hours p/w
  • Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA)
  • Rotorua, New Zealand
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  • Eligible to work
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  • 25 hours p/w
  • Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA)
  • Rotorua, New Zealand
from $340NZD per week
Adrian <small>from Switzerland</small>
Adrian from Switzerland

Hello, my name is Adrian, I'm from Switzerland and I'm studying at RELA for 3.5 months. New Zealand is the perfect place for improving your own English skills. You can meet people from all over the world, the cities are beautiful and the landscape isjust amazing. I decided to go to RELA because of its good reputation and the way of teaching. The classes aren't bigger than 12 people, which enables the teacher to look after every single student. The lessons are varied and because of the mixture of thedifferent cultures and home-countries of the classmates each schoolday is very interesting and you learn a lot more than just a language. At school there is a big student room where you can have a rest during thebreaks, eating your lunch or having a chat with some of the other guys. Every day after school RELA organizes activities. Joining them is always a good idea, so you are able to visit beautiful places around Rotorua, bake some cookies or go to adventure parks.EachFriday there is a farewell for saying goodbye to the friends who go back home which is usually a very moving moment. Over the weekend it's time you did some exciting experiences, such as River Rafting, Sky Diving and Bungee Jumping. Also a good opportunity is to visit the white-sanded beach and the volcano, or go for a hiking trip to the National Park. The difference between RELA and other school academies is, here aren't just some students and teachers who want to improve or teach a language. You feel like a big family in which everyone knows, helps and looks after each other. I'm very happy that I had the possibility to be a member of this unusual, but never forgettable family. I met some very good friends from all over the world and now I'mlooking forward to visiting their countries.

Renata Andrade De Paula
Renata Andrade De Paula

I decided to study English in order to work in San Francisco, CA. I’ve studied English in Brazil for about seven years but it wasn’t enough for getting a job in another country. Last year I decided to go for my dream. I watched a video about English Schools in a nerd Brazilian channel on YouTube and I found RELA. It seemed perfect. In a small city called Rotorua, with a lovely staff and with a beautiful garden. That was my option. And I was right. Since the first e-mails I could feel the RELA affection. Always with a small-sized number of students in a class, which helps a lot the individual improvement, the high-level teachers know about the students’ weaknesses and recognize the best way to teach us. After few weeks studying at RELA I had decided I would try the FCE exam. This is a Cambridge exam which testifies the efficiency of speaking, writing, reading and listening. Since then, I’ve been studying in a specific class with other students who are going to do the FCE exam. What is good it is that you can swap experiences and learn also with the students. It is more than only learn English. We learn how to deal with others nationalities and we make strong ties of friendship. Besides that, we always have afternoon activities what gives the students the chance of know new places and practice what have been taught during the classes. New Zealand is incredible and has many sorts of activities that you can do. I have been, for example, to Wellington and Coromandel, and many places around Rotorua. It has been a great experience because I can test myself every day, in every situation such as bus station, supermarket, hotel, restaurant. I am pretty sure that it is worthy and I am glad that I have this opportunity in my life.