Frequently asked questions

When can I start classes?
Usually you can start any Monday , unless it is a public holiday. Certain programmes have specific start dates. Check the detailed course information.

How old do I need to be to join the school?
In the junior school the minimum age is 11 ; in the adult school it is 18. There is no upper age limit.

I cannot speak English at all. Will the classes be too difficult?
We offer beginner level classes which have recommended start dates for the senior school. In the junior school we offer beginner level classes all year round.
Our teachers are trained to cope with beginner level students so don't worry. We also have native speaking counsellors for many languages to help outside the classroom.

Can I use wifi at school?
Yes, wifi is available free of charge at school. You will be issued with a password at orientation.

How many students are there in one class?
The maximum number of students in one class at the Newmarket campus is 12. At satellite campuses the maximum is 15 per class.

What is the nationality mix?
It varies from month to month but in one year we welcome students from more than 25 different nationalities.

How big is the school?
This varies according to the time of the year but at the Newmarket campus it is usually between 60 - 100 students. Kiwi English is a "boutique" school where the teachers know every student. It is like a big multi-cultural family.

How many levels are there?
We normally have 6 levels from false beginner (A1) to advanced (C2).