Free English classes in Auckland City for migrants and refugees

Need help with communicating in everyday situations in New Zealand? Our free English classes for speakers of other languages are ideal for people with refugee and migrant backgrounds who want to improve their English.

Free English classes in Auckland City

Learn English at AUT in the centre of Auckland:

  • Classes are 3 days a week, 10am to 2pm
  • Class levels from absolute beginner to pre-intermediate level
  • Learn in a supportive environment
  • Specific literacy support available if needed

These classes are part of the New Zealand government’s free Intensive Literacy and Numeracy (ILN (ESOL)) programme to support people with refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Where to find us

WB413, Level 4, WB building
AUT City Campus


Help with getting to class

Have a Community Services Card? We offer a transport allowance to make it easy for you to attend from anywhere in Auckland.

Happy Students at AUT City Campus

Who can join our free English classes

You need:

  • Permanent Residence or a Residence Visa; or
  • Approved refugee or asylum seeker status; or
  • To be the partner of a NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident on a specific partnership visa

Contact us

Rose Harison 
Programme Coordinator
+64 9 921 9999 ext 6163

Shanessa Miranda
Student Administrator
+64 9 921 9999 ext 6836

Need a higher-level English course?

Is your English at an intermediate level or above? Study English language through the AUT English Pathway Programme (AUTEPP) and enrol in an academic English course or IELTS preparation course to prepare for university study at AUT.