Bay Learning Academy – Celebrating 10 Years!


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Our English classes are fun!

We offer:

  • small classes
  • experienced teachers

General English (ESOL)
All levels
You will have a placement test when you enroll to ensure we place you in the best class for your current level.
You will be taught by professional teachers who each have many years experience. Classes are text book based so you can see your progress.
Classes are communication based to ensure you have lots of practice!

9am - 12pm - Part-time (15 hours per week)
9am - 2pm - Full time (22.5 hours per week)

You can join any Monday.

General English with Activities
Learn English through doing!!
This package can be suited to any number of weeks.
And can be with or without Homestay etc.
Just ask.

Click here to see our exciting new Learn and Experience programme

9.00am - 10.30am Class Time
10.30am-10.50am Morning Break
10.50am-12.00am Class time
12.30-2.00pm Conversation class/activities
12.30-2.00pm IELTS class

Course Fees 2022

General English - Full time (22.5 Hours per week)

1-12 weeks$340 per week
13-24 weeks320 per week
Over 25 weeks300 per week
General English - Part-time (15 hours per week)$270 per week
IELTS tuition (one-to-one needs based)$50 per hour
IELTS classes
IELTS Evening classes
4 week course
Tuesday/ Wednesday/Thursday 6.30-8pm
$460 per course
IELTS Essential Skills Workshop
Workshop - Every Saturday 10am - 2.30pm
All 4 skills covered
Full-time classes - 9am - 2pm daily
9am-12pm Morning classes increase your
vocabulary and grammar skills etc.
12.30pm -2pm Afternoons cover exam techniques and
increased emphasis on writing
$340 per week
Part time - Afternoons only $120 per week"
TESOL (Teach English to speakers of Other Languages)*$2,700 per course
TECSOL *- Add-on$800
CAE Exam Preparation Course (Cambridge Advanced English) - 12 week courses$380 per week
* Fee is all inclusive

Additional Fees

Resources 1-4 week courses$75
Resources 5 weeks and over$125
Airport Transfer - each way $130
Government Compliance Fee/Student Support$65
Finding Fee$195.00
Per week$260.00

Group tours POA

English GolfPOA
English SurfingPOA
English RugbyPOA
English DivingPOA
English Horse ridingPOA

All prices in $NZ and include GST

Evening classes

Tuesday, Thursday 6.30 pm -8.30 pm $20 per evening
Tuesday 6.30-8.30pmm $20 per evening
Qualified and very experienced tutors

More information

Everyday English

Are you new to New Zealand?
Do you need basic communication skills?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • join in simple conversations
  • ask directions
  • fill in forms
  • ask questions
  • talk about time
  • talk about your health

Business and Professional English Course

The Business and Professional English Course is a short eight week course.

It can be taken full-time (20 hours per week) over 8 weeks or part-time (15 hours per week) in the evenings over 12 weeks.

It is developed for Intermediate and Upper Intermediate speakers of English who are working or seeking work.

Among the topics covered are:

  • Office Terminology
  • Meetings
  • Writing emails
  • Writing reports
  • Customer relationships
  • Workplace culture
  • Dealing with problems
  • C.V.'s and Interviews
  • Describing charts/graphs/statistics
  • Financial and Accounting terms
  • Cross- cultural communication

The tutor for the above course is the Principal/Managing Director of Bay Learning Academy, Liz Signal, has a MA TESOL and a Bachelor of Business degree. She has taught for 7 years, both in NZ and overseas.


  • Full-time: $340 per week
  • Part-time: $240 per week

2018 Start Dates: To be confirmed, please contact us for more information.

IELTS / PET Preparation Classes

Are you wanting to take one of these exams? Do you need to brush up on your skills?

We offer one-to-one tuition with a very experienced tutor.
First you take a Practice test, then the tutor will design a programme around your needs.

Intensive classes focused on you achieving the best results!

Fee: $50 per hour + $40 reg fee

Enquire about TOEFL and TOEIC courses.

English + Rugby

We offer a GREAT package of English lessons and rugby union – the game which provides the backbone to New Zealand culture!

English classes: Classes are for any level. They will be held in the morning in small groups and the theme will be general conversational English.

Rugby: Packages are based on teams, but smaller groups may be organised into teams. Below is a sample itinerary which would suit beginners, social players and those wishing to learn more about the game, whose first language is not English.

Week 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 1:00Arrival and OrientationEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
Afternoon/eveningFree time to settle inFitness sessionTeam activityCoaching sessionFree time
Week 2MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 1:00EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
Afternoon/eveningCoaching sessionFree timePlay Mount RFC & Hot PoolsFree TimeFree Time
Week 3MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 1:00MaoriEnglish Intro to MaoriEnglishEnglishEnglish
Afternoon/eveningCoaching sessionStay Paparoa Marae Learn HakaLocal "7"s TournamentCoaching sessionFree Time
Week 3MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 1:00MaoriEnglish Intro to MaoriEnglishEnglishEnglish
Afternoon/eveningCoaching sessionStay Paparoa Marae Learn HakaLocal "7"s TournamentCoaching sessionFree Time

Costs: This package would cost NZ$2,450. Discounts can be negotiated for groups. For people not requiring homestay accommodation, cost is NZ$1,550.

Includes: Transfers to and from Auckland airport, English tuition, homestay and Marae accommodation, games, team activity, hot pools and coaching.

Extras not included in the price would be all meals except Breakfast.

Rugby 7s is also available and other packages can be assembled on request.

English + Golf

We are offering a GREAT package of English lessons and golf.

English classes: These are held in the morning. The students would be taught as a group with emphasis on golfing language.

Golf: packages can be put together for a minimum of 4 students.
Below is an example timetable. This package is a mix of picturesque and tranquil country coursesand challenging city courses.

Play amongst the hot pools in Rotorua and in the beautiful countryside, this package includes tranquil and picturesque country settings and city courses.

This sample itinerary costs include transport to and from the school to the golfing venues, green fees, club and trundle hire, tees and balls. Extras not included in the price would be any meals, lessons and the Omokoroa Hot Springs.

Costs: Approximately NZ$3,400. For people not requiring Homestay accommodation cost is NZ$1590.

Includes: English tuition and Attendance Certificate, Homestay accommodation, transfers to and from Auckland airport, and the golf fees as above.

Other packages can be assembled on request, let us know your requirements.

English + Fishing

We are offering a wonderful package of English Lessons and Fishing.

English Classes: These can be arranged around the different fishing trips.

Fishing: This include a mix of fishing from the wharf to all-day sea fishing trips.

Packages can be put together for a minimum of 4 students. This is just one example! We can arrange a trip to suit you.

Costs: This package would cost Approxiamately NZ$2,750 - includes Homestay accommodation and transfers to and from the airport. NZ$1,400 - does not include Homestay accommodation.

Rods, line and bait also included.