SLEC Southern Lakes English College Queenstown


English language school with a great atmosphere in the center of Queenstown, adventure capital of the world, Queenstown, New Zealand


SLEC Queenstown is a modern Category 1 school, established in 1993 and located in the heart of Queenstown with another campus in Invercargill.

SLEC holds Category 1 status, the highest NZQA classification; this means that students can obtain visas with work rights and take advantage of the immersive experience of working in New Zealand. We pride ourselves on our friendly and vibrant atmosphere and offer excellent student support and pastoral care standards.

SLEC school is a Cambridge English Language Assessment authorised centre.

Why SLEC Southern Lakes English College is the best language school to learn English in Queenstown

  • Central Location.
  • Category 1 School (work rights).
  • Pathway to Higher Education with Southern Institute of Technology.
  • 2 campuses in Queenstown and Invercargill-

Most popular activities that SLEC Queenstown organises in the afternoons and evenings in Queenstown

  • Electives classes such as Pronunciation or Exam Skills.
  • Free activities every week for our students to socialise outside of the classroom. Depending on the season, we go for a walk, events in town, quiz nights, etc.
  • Social activities in the evenings. It all depends on the season and also scheduled activities in town.

Most popular excursions and trips that SLEC Queenstown organises at the weekends

  • Queenstown and its surroundings have amazing short walks, and students love to join these and enjoy beautiful views of the mountains and the Lake.
  • During Summer we organise Surfing trips for students to experience and learn.


SchoolSLEC Southern Lakes English College Queenstown
Address57 Shotover Street
CountryNew Zealand
Phone (emergencies)+64212987018
Street viewGoogle Street View


Student Lounge Student Lounge
Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
Free Wifi Free Wifi
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
Computer Room Computer Room
Multimedia Learning Centre Multimedia Learning Centre
Terrace Terrace


Total students capacity220
Number of classrooms13
Age minimum18
Authorised exam centre forCAE C1CPE C2FCE B2TOEIC
AccreditationsEnglish New ZealandOficial Authorised Exam Centre for CambridgeOficial Authorised Exam Centre for PTE AcademicOficial Authorised Exam Centre for TOEIC​NZQA Category 1
Last day for 2024 bookings with 2023 prices20/Dic
Year 2023
Holidays (school)16/Dic → 07 → 01
Holidays (country)02/Jan, 03/Jan, 06/Feb, 07/Apr, 10/Apr, 25/Apr, 05/Jun, 14/Jul, 23/Oct, 25/Dic, 26/Dic

Statistics on ages

Low Season

Students total average112
Students per classroom maximum17
Students per classroom average12

High Season

Students total average220
Students per classroom maximum17
Students per classroom average14

Statistics on nationalities

Low Season

Total nationalities10

High Season

Total nationalities16



Year 2023
Enrolment fee100$ ≈ 0
Placement fee250$ ≈ 0
Material course (total)80$ ≈ 0


Homestay accommodation in Queenstown

Homestay accommodation in Queenstown

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

House Fryer Street

House Fryer Street

Shared house with other students from the school 14 minutes walk from the English school in Queenstown, New Zealand

House Hallenstein Street

House Hallenstein Street

Shared house with other students from the school 13 minutes walk from the English school in Queenstown, New Zealand


#LanguageCourseWeeksLessons WeekAge MinimumProfilesLevelsRelated ExamsPrice Week from (NZD)Price Week from ()
1ENGeneral English Course Full-time 20 lessonsThe most popular general English intensive course 20 lessons per week in Queenstown, New Zealand {503}SLEC GE20 Free wks1-50 2018Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1290$≈ 0


OFFER Southern Lakes English College Free Weeks
SLEC GE20 Free wks

OFFER Southern Lakes English College Free Weeks

SLEC Queenstown special discount of free weeks. Two FREE weeks for every 12 weeks booked. Minimum booking 14 pay 12 weeks weeks in Qeenstown

Booking: 01/May/2023 → 30/Oct/2023