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“The time I spent at this school has been one of the greatest experiences of my life”

Vanessa - Columbia


Southern Lakes English College, established in 1993 is a modern Category 1 (highest NZQA classification) school in the heart of beautiful Queenstown. SLEC is also a member of English New Zealand and Quality English (QE).


“Always Striving For Excellence”

SLEC offers a wide variety of top-quality English Language courses. Our most popular courses are General English, Examination Preparation, as well as our range of English Plus courses which include English Plus Skiing/ Snowboarding, English Plus Adventure and many more. We also customise group timetables to include English Language and a variety of activities. SLEC also offers academic pathway options on to tertiary education.

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



General English.

Academic Preparation.

17 English Plus Courses (including Adventure, Skiing and Work Assistance).

Junior courses also available.


Located in the very centre of Queenstown with purpose-built classrooms.

11 modern classrooms including TV screens and interactive technology.

Large student lounge with table-tennis, piano and kitchen area, with views of the Remarkables Mountains.

Self-study area with 8 computers and library materials available.

Use of free wireless Internet.


Activity Programme - including free weekly activities.

Free After-Class Study Club - with teacher and 8 computers in the selfstudy area.

Weekly Job Search Club - get advice, help with your CV, IRD number and bank account.

Work Assistance - get further one-to-one help with work.


Direct pathways to partner tertiary colleges and universities, including Southern Institute of Technology and Queenstown Resort College, who offer a range of diplomas and degrees.

SLEC is able to offer dual visas as part of the New Zealand Immigration Pathway Pilot Scheme.


SLEC is an official testing centre mainly for Cambridge, TOEIC and other exams.

SLEC has an NZQA-approved English Language Assessment for pathways onto further education.

Preparation classes available for IELTS, Cambridge and TOEIC.


Homestay with a local family.

Several student residences in the centre of Queenstown.

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