Learn English at Kiwi English Academy™ and benefit from our teachers’ vast experience, innovative teaching methods and caring attention to your language needs.

Our directors and staff welcome you to join our international "family". We understand the importance of your decision to study abroad and are committed to helping you to achieve your academic goals as well as to enjoy your New Zealand experience. Our teaching staff are chosen for their qualifications, experience and also for their interest in our students. We have staff from a variety of English speaking backgrounds to ensure students get accustomed to different accents.

If you want to learn English in New Zealand and you are looking for high quality courses, study English at Kiwi English Academy. We look forward to helping you learn English the right way.


Kate Herbert - Principal
Kate Herbert


Dr Kate Herbert

Welcome to Kiwi English Academy. My role includes day-to-day management of the school, including overall responsibility for the academic programmes offered at our school, as well as the additional services of accommodation placement, activities and secondary and tertiary placement.
Guy Herbert - Director
Guy Herbert


Guy Herbert

I am a director of Kiwi English Academy working behind the scenes to make sure your experience at our school is a rewarding and memorable one. Among other things, I help plan and execute facilities upgrades, IT capability, school equipment and monitor the school's overall performance.

Academic staff

Our teaching staff are chosen for their qualifications, experience and also for their interest in our students. We have staff from a variety of English speaking backgrounds to ensure students get accustomed to different accents.

Johnny Kim

Hello My name is Johnny and I've been teaching at KEA since January 2014. I'm originally from South Korea but immigrated to NZ when I was in high school. I'm passionate about watching movies from different countries, learning new languages and also love trying international cuisine. As I am a second language learner myself, I understand how to enhance my students' learning.  

Eliane Tavares

I am Eliane, and I have worked at KEA since September 2019. I’m originally from Brazil and I moved to NZ in 2008. I have been teaching since 1999, when I was still living in Brazil. Before I joined KEA I worked at a high school in Auckland for 10 years. Aside from New Zealand I have lived in the Middle East, Canada and Japan. That’s why I enjoy my job so much – I have the opportunity to meet and help great people from different parts of the world.

Roselyn Naidu

Hi, I am Roselyn, and I teach Mathematics and Science at KEA. I am initially from Fiji and I have worked in Fiji and universally in the field of Environmental and Marine Science. I have worked with University of the South Pacific and the University of Fiji as an Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry. I am at present pursuing my PhD at the University of Auckland and attempting to build enthusiasm for science among students at KEA.

Chelsea Bews

I was born in Auckland and have lived here all my life. In 2013 I finished studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Language Teaching and since then I have taught people of various ages and abilities and with different goals. My favourite things about teaching English as a second language are getting to know people from different cultures, learning from my students and seeing them progress and achieve their goals.

Administration staff

Elena Naoumov   - Russia Counsellor
Elena Naoumov

Russia Counsellor

Hello everyone!Welcome to Kiwi English. My name is Elena. I'm here to support our Russian students and agents, as well as to manage the office. Please come and see me upstairs ; I can help you enrol in a tertiary course, extend your visa, book a holiday and much more.                           
Crystal Han - Korean Counsellor
Crystal Han

Korean Counsellor

Hi! I'm Crystal, I am a student services manager who gives support to all our Korean students and of course I also help other students. My job is student support and activities coordinator. I love meeting people and I look forward to seeing you at Kiwi English.                                                   

Motoko Sugimura - Japanese Counsellor
Motoko Sugimura

Japanese Counsellor

HI, I'm Motoko from Japan. I've been in NZ since 2002. Living and studying in a foreign country is a big challenge for anyone. I'm here to support you choosing the right course for your study plan and also help you with your accommodation that you choose during your time with us.                                            
Natalie Wang - Chinese Counsellor
Natalie Wang

Chinese Counsellor

Hi everyone. My name is Natalie. I understand how challenging and difficult for international students to quickly settle down their new lives in a foreign country. With my previous working experience among diversified education providers, I would like to offer my professional assistance on international students’ academic enquiries, pastoral care services, etc. See you at Kiwi English Academy.                      


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