Free English classes

If you would like to improve your reading, writing or spoken English skills, these free classes are ideal for you.

These free classes are taught by Certificate in Language Teaching students in small group settings and start at Elementary level (please note there are no classes for beginners).

If you would like to attend, please come to Building 170, Mt Albert campus before class where you will be assessed and placed into a suitable class.

What is Elementary level English?

Elementary level describes a speaker of English who can understand and use basic conversational and transactional English and may or may not have studied English grammar.

They may have very good written and grammatical English but lack confidence and fluency in spoken English, or they may be relatively fluent at speaking English but have little grammatical awareness or written English ability.

Upcoming placement tests

Free English classes start on the first Saturday of every semester. Our next placement test take place on Wednesday 28th February from 1p.m. – 2p.m.

If you missed the above date, our placement tests take place every week before classes starts at 9.15am on Saturdays or 5.15pm on Thursdays. Please come to reception at Building 170, Mt Albert Campus and ask for a course tutor.

Upcoming Classes (Click to expand)

July 28LectureSaturday9.30-11.30 AM
August 4LectureSaturday9.30-11.30 AM
August 11LectureSaturday9.30-11.30 AM
August 18LectureSaturday9.30-11.30 AM
August 25LectureSaturday9.30-11.30 AM
September 1LectureSaturday9.30-11.30 AM
September 8LectureSaturday9.30-11.30 AM
Septermber 13LectureThursday5.30-7.30 PM
September 15LectureSaturday9.30-11.30 AM
September 20LectureThursday5.30-7.30 PM
September 22Lecture


9.30-11.30 AM
September 27LectureThursday 5.30-7.30 PM
October 13Lecture


9.30-11.30 AM
October 18LectureThursday5.30-7.30 PM
October 25LectureThursday5.30-7.30 PM
October 27LectureSaturday9.30-11.30 AM
November 1LectureThursday5.30-7.30 PM
November 3LectureSaturday9.30-11.30 AM
November 8LectureThursday5.30-7.30 PM
November 10LectureSaturday9.30-11.30 AM
November 15LectureThursday5.30- 7.30 PM


Building 170, Mt Albert campus, Carrington Road, Mt Albert.

More information

If you would like to find out more, please contact Student Central on 0800 10 95 10 or email