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SLEC Queenstown

Queenstown’s Southern Lakes English College (SLEC) is the perfect school for extreme sports and winter sports lovers. Alongside high quality English courses including general and intensive programs, the school also offers Cambridge exam preparation and English and activity courses. 

Depending on whether the course takes place during summer or winter, the English and activity courses are a unique opportunity for English learners to combine their language lessons with exciting extreme sport activities such as snowboarding, rock climbing, jet boating and parasailing. 

With a view of the Remarkables mountain range, the modern school facilities are equipped with technology such as wall-mounted televisions, laptops and free WIFI throughout the building to provide students with all the tools to enhance their learning experience.  The school prides itself on its friendly and supportive learning environment to encourage students to not only learn but make lifelong friendships and connections. 

SLEC professors are highly qualified as English as a foreign language teachers. All are qualified with at least the Cambridge CELTA certificate. 

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School Facts

School size:

small

Classrooms:

6

High season:

July - September

Brazil
11%
Saudi Arabia
9%
Korea (the Republic of)
9%
Switzerland
9%
Germany
9%
Thailand
8%
Austria
8%
Japan
8%
France
7%
Worldwide
22%

18 - 23 years old:

40%

24 - 30 years old:

30%

31 - 50 years old:

15%

Location

Southern Lakes English College (SLEC), 57 Shotover Street, PO Box 2018, Wakatipu, New Zealand

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Courses

More information about different types of courses.

Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,510 NZD (4 weeks)
  • 15 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 8-12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: A 80 NZD study material deposit is charged directly by the school. On completion of the course 40 NZD will be reimbursed.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,870 NZD (4 weeks)
  • 23 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 8-12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: A 80 NZD study material deposit is charged directly by the school. On completion of the course 40 NZD will be reimbursed.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
3,510 NZD (4 weeks)
  • 15 standard lessons per week + 5 afternoon sessions of skiing / snowboarding per week
  • (from June to September the lift pass, transfer to the Coronet Peak and equipment storage are included)
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 8-12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: A 80 NZD study material deposit is charged directly by the school. On completion of the course 40 NZD will be reimbursed.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
3,190 NZD (4 weeks)
  • 15 standard lessons per week + 3 afternoon sessions of skiing / snowboarding per week
  • (from June to September the lift pass, transfer to the Coronet Peak and equipment storage are included)
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 8-12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: A 80 NZD study material deposit is charged directly by the school. On completion of the course 40 NZD will be reimbursed.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 4
Weeks: 1 - 4
3,270 NZD (4 weeks)
  • 15 standard lessons per week
  • 3 afternoon sessions of golf per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 8-12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: A 80 NZD study material deposit is charged directly by the school. On completion of the course 40 NZD will be reimbursed.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 4
Weeks: 1 - 4
3,270 NZD (4 weeks)
  • 15 standard lessons per week
  • 3 or 5 afternoon sessions of adventure activities (bungy jumping, rafting, canyoning, sports, water skiing or parachuting) per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 8-12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: A 80 NZD study material deposit is charged directly by the school. On completion of the course 40 NZD will be reimbursed.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 30
Weeks: 1 - 30
3,190 NZD (4 weeks)
  • 15 standard lessons per week
  • 3 afternoon sessions of mountain biking per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 8-12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: A 80 NZD study material deposit is charged directly by the school. On completion of the course 40 NZD will be reimbursed.
  • Starting dates: 2019-10-07 | 2019-10-14 | 2019-10-21 | 2019-10-28 | 2019-11-04 | 2019-11-11 | 2019-11-18 | 2019-11-25 | 2019-12-02 | 2019-12-09 | 2019-12-16 | 2019-12-23 | 2019-12-30 | 2020-01-06 | 2020-01-13 | 2020-01-20 | 2020-01-27 | 2020-02-03 | 2020-02-10 | 2020-02-17 | 2020-02-24 | 2020-03-02 | 2020-03-09 | 2020-03-16 | 2020-03-23 | 2020-03-30 | 2020-04-06 | 2020-04-13 | 2020-04-20 | 2020-04-27
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 2
Weeks: 1 - 2
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  • 15 standard lessons per week
  • Wine tasting and visits to four wineries
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 8-12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: A 80 NZD study material deposit is charged directly by the school. On completion of the course 40 NZD will be reimbursed.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Full days
Schedule: Full days
9 - 12
Weeks: 9 - 12
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  • 23 Cambridge (FCE) exam preparation lessons per week
  • Course duration depends on the starting date:
    9 weeks: 2019-06-24
    11 weeks: 2019-01-07
    12 weeks: 2019-04-01 / 2019-09-23
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B1 - B2
  • Students per course: 8-12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Starting dates: 2019-01-07 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-06-24 | 2019-09-23
Full days
Schedule: Full days
9 - 12
Weeks: 9 - 12
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  • 25 Cambridge Advanced (CAE) exam preparation lessons per week
  • Course duration depends on the starting date:
    9 weeks: 2019-06-24
    11 weeks: 2019-01-07
    12 weeks: 2019-04-01 / 2019-09-23
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B2 - C1
  • Students per course: 8-12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Starting dates: 2019-01-07 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-06-24 | 2019-09-23
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Full days
Schedule: Full days
6 - 48
Weeks: 6 - 48
2,720 NZD (6 weeks)
  • Students will undertake a minimum of six weeks of the Intensive Group Course 23 prior to starting their work placement
  • During the work placement, students will work 6-8 hours per day
  • Please select the number of weeks of the Group Course 23 you would like to undertake prior to the start of your work placement
  • Work placements available in hotels, restaurants, shops, tour companies, bakeries, bars, clubs and casinos
  • Wages vary depending on the position, industry and your work experience but generally vary between 13 and 20 NZD per hour
  • Accommodation is not provided by employers - you will need to arrange accommodation for your entire stay in Queenstown (English course and work placement)
  • Students must have a working holiday visa
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B1 - C2
  • Students per course: 8-12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: A 80 NZD study material deposit is charged directly by the school. On completion of the course 40 NZD will be reimbursed.

Accommodation

More information about different types of accommodation

Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
1,570 NZD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 15-30 minutes
  • Average number of students: 1-2
  • Laundry facilities available (included)
  • Accommodation facilities include: Only students with different native languages will be housed together (when possible)
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Meals on weekends: full board | Special dietary requirements per week: 30 NZD
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Self catering
Self catering
Shared
Shared
1,380 NZD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 5 minutes
  • Wifi (limited GB)
  • Accommodation facilities include: Fully equipped communal kitchen
  • Students pay a deposit when booking which is returned at the end of the stay
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
Self catering
Self catering
Shared
Shared
1,100 NZD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 5 minutes
  • Wifi (limited GB)
  • Accommodation facilities include: Fully equipped communal kitchen
  • Students pay a deposit when booking which is returned at the end of the stay
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18

Transfer

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Direction
Operating Hours
Price
One Way
Direction: One Way
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
80 NZD
Price: 80 NZD
Return
Direction: Return
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
160 NZD
Price: 160 NZD

Closure Dates

Public holidays and school closure dates - contact us for more information.

2019-03-25 | 2019-04-19 | 2019-04-22 | 2019-04-25 | 2019-06-03 | 2019-10-28 | 2019-12-23 - 2020-01-05

Reviews

Yalea Rating Index: Very good

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