English Language Institute

The English Language Institute teaches the English language courses within the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.

The English Language Institute (ELI) has been an important part of Victoria University of Wellington for over 50 years. Since 1961, students from 120 countries have studied at the Institute either on the English language courses or on the widely-respected teacher education programmes. The teacher education programmes are now offered by the School while the English language courses continue under the name of the English Language Institute.

The highly qualified teaching staff at the Institute have had professional experience in working with students from many parts of the world—the Pacific, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Language teaching at the Institute benefits directly from our long-established research programme on the English language and the processes of learning and using it. Most of our course materials are designed and developed in response to the needs of our students.

The Institute also provides English language courses and consultancies for special professional or academic groups at other times on request.