Southern Lakes English College

Learn English in the heart of Queenstown (click here).

New Classrooms

A stunning view from one of the new classrooms.

English Queenstown


World-famous for extreme sports, outdoor activities and very beautiful mountains and lakes (click here).


Quality Teaching

in a friendly, caring and exciting environment (click here).

School Activities

Organised School Activities during the week and at weekends (click here).

SLEC Facilities

Modern Facilities

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Accommodation Queenstown

Student Accommodation

Centrally located with only a 5 minute walk (click here).

CELTA qualification


University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (click here).

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?

New Zealand Study Experience

About our College

Our staff are well-qualified, experienced and caring. We pride ourselves on our supportive ‘family’ atmosphere where students make lifetime friendships as they study, play sport and have fun together.

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Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand – there is plenty to see and do

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Nationality Mix at Southern Lakes English College

SLEC nationality - Queenstown
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College Life

Quality Learning – Caring Staff – Lifetime Friends

Every morning what wake me up is not only the alarm clock but also all of you and your lovely college. Thank you Blaise for giving me help and thank you all my teachers for giving me encouragment. Thank you for your smile. See you in China


I enjoy studying with the good teachers and they always give the best lessons and the staff are very enthusiastic. I met a lot of friends from all over the world. You helped me a lot when I first came here. It was my first time away from home, I love you all so much.


I stayed here for 6 months and have improved my English a lot from Elementary to Intermediate class. When I came I couldn’t speak or understand anything. The teachers gave me help after lessons with extra listening practice and also helped me with pronunciation. To study abroad was the best decision in my life.

Eun JuRepublic of Korea

Centrally Located

Quality Assured

We are affiliated with the following organisations:

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