Nelson English Centre


Leading English language school in New Zealand with professional and experienced teachers


Nelson English Centre NEC is a unique school in beautiful Nelson, New Zealand, at the top of the South Island.

The skilled, internationally experienced teachers are experts in helping you learn English quickly.

The student zone is specially designed so that you cross paths with teachers, staff and students from other countries.

Nelson English Centre staff are involved in most weekly activities.

Students make a uniquely strong connection with teachers, the local community, lifestyle and landscape as well as have a great time.

Why Nelson English Centre is the best language school to learn English in Nelson

  • NEC Nelson English Centre offers a warm and supportive school environment.
  • A great little city with a friendly and energetic atmosphere.
  • A school with Character, vibrant and exciting.
  • High Academic Standards.
  • Golden Beaches, surrounded by 3 National Parks and the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand.
  • A fantastic nationality mix.

Most popular activities that Nelson English Centre organises in the afternoons and evenings in Nelson

  • Monday: Football and Conversation Club.
  • Tuesday: Frisbee.
  • Wednesday: Yoga, Crochet and Writing Club.
  • Thursday: Ukulele and Badminton.
  • Thursday night: Poker & Pub night.
  • Friday: Fishing and BBQ.

Most popular excursions and trips that Nelson English Centre organises at the weekends

  • Abel Tasman Canyoning.
  • Abel Tasman Sailing Weekend.
  • Cable Bay Kayaking.
  • Horse riding.
  • Tasman Skydive.


SchoolNelson English Centre
Address41 Selwyn Place
CountryNew Zealand
Phone (emergencies)+64223236427
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Student Lounge Common Area Student Lounge Common Area
Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
Kitchen Kitchen
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
Garden Garden


Total students capacity140
Number of classrooms13
Age minimum18
AccreditationsEnglish New ZealandIALC​NZQA Category 1
Year 2022
Holidays (school)26/Dic → 08/Jan
Holidays (country)03/Jan, 04/Jan, 07/Feb, 15/Apr, 18/Apr, 25/Apr, 06/Jun, 24/Jun, 24/Oct, 26/Dic, 27/Dic

Statistics on nationalities

Low Season

Total nationalities12

High Season

Total nationalities15



Year 2022
Enrolment fee235$ ≈ 0
Placement fee235$ ≈ 0
Material exam course (total)100$ ≈ 0


Homestay accommodation in Nelson

Homestay accommodation in Nelson

Live the experience of full immersion living with a native Kiwi host family in Nelson


#LanguageCourseWeeksLessons WeekAge MinimumProfilesLevelsRelated ExamsPrice Week from (NZD)Price Week from ()
1ENGeneral English Course Part-time 15 lessonsExcellent general English course part-time 15 lessons per week in Nelson, New Zealand {498}1-50 1518Adults 18+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1C2325$≈ 0
2ENGeneral English Course Full-time 23 lessonsThe most popular general English full-time course 23 lessons per week in Nelson, New Zealand {499}1-50 2318Adults 18+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1C2440$≈ 0
3ENFull-time Cambridge FCE Course 23 lessonsCambridge B2 preparation course full-time of 23 lessons per week in Nelson, New Zealand {501}9, 10, 122318Adults 18+Cambridge FCEB2C1C2470$≈ 0
4ENFull-time Cambridge CAE Course 23 lessonsCambridge C1 preparation course full-time of 23 lessons per week in Nelson, New Zealand {502}9, 10, 122318Adults 18+Cambridge CAEC1C2470$≈ 0
5ENFull-time IELTS Course 23 lessonsAcademic IELTS preparation course full-time 23 lessons per week in Nelson, New Zealand {500}4-50 2318Adults 18+Cambridge IELTSA2B1B2C1C2440$≈ 0