Learn English as a second language in Queenstown, New Zealand with Southern Lakes English College (Category 1 school)
We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, caring and exciting environment in which to learn English and experience New Zealand.
Why choose us?
We are a quality Category 1 school with excellent teaching and student care. Our motto is ‘Always Striving For Excellence.’
We provide quality teaching with General English, Examination English and English Plus courses. Self-study materials are also available for extra after-class study, as well as optional guided self-study supervised by a teacher.
Southern Lakes English College is a member of English NZ & a Quality English (QE) school.
Queenstown is officially New Zealand’s Number One Tourist Destination – as voted in the 2015 TripAdvisor Awards.
And when you get here, it’s easy to see why: beautiful, clear lakes; stunning mountainous backdrops; world-famous extreme sports and fun outdoor activities.
We offer excellent modern school facilities in the very centre of Queenstown. Our teachers utilise wall-mounted TVs and laptops to devise engaging lessons with varied media.
We have a large student room with views of the Remarkable mountains, free wireless internet, a ping-pong table, piano, games and library materials.
SLEC is an official testing centre for Cambridge and TOEIC Exams and an offsite testing centre for IELTS.
Direct pathways to diploma and degree courses with close links with tertiary colleges and universities. Please see our Pathways page for further details.
We also offer our NZQA approved internal English Language Assessments for students moving onto courses with our pathway partners. These are held every six weeks.
With over 2 million visitors per year to Queenstown there are many work opportunities for students on student visas and working holiday visas; especially in the thriving all-year-round hospitality and tourism industries. The college offers work assistance with our weekly Job Search Club to aid students.