We offer a range of ESL courses from exam preparation courses for IELTS (academic & general) and OET for Nursing, through to Business English Lessons and English Conversation for immigrants and work-place visa holders in New Zealand. Specialised English Reading and Writing courses are also available for high school or tertiary level students or anyone else who wants to elevate their reading and/or writing skills. Our lesson times are available weekdays, between 7 am and 9:30 pm.
Whatever the course or lesson type you are interested in, we will tailor the course to match your personal circumstances, including your skill levels in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing, your work or social activities, and learning goals.
"An opportunity to meet the teacher and get to know their teaching style. Book your FREE, no obligation 1 hour trial lesson. Trial Lessons available Monday to Thursday between 7 am - 9 pm"
Meet The Teacher,
Gidday! I am a Kiwi native speaker with a Certificate in Language Teaching, Cambridge CELTA, and Bachelor of Commerce & Administration. I have taught English to over 450 students from more than 25 countries in classes and one to one. I love travelling and meeting people from different cultures. Previously I've lived and worked in England, India and France, and travelled to many other countries in Asia and Europe.
I am a reasonable speaker of French but I'm still working on improving my fluency and writing skills! I enjoy being outside, especially when I'm fishing from my kayak or hiking in the mountains!
Why study with us?
Better Grades, More Confidence
Out students report receiving higher grades and/or improved speaking
confidence after taking a course of lessons with us.
In consultation with students learning plans reflect areas where students most want to improve. For example, telephone conversations, essay writing or speaking confidence.
A Different Approach to Learning
Our lessons build on students' existing skills, culture, workplace or student environment so that learning is more enjoyable and relevant.
Highly Experienced & Friendly Tutor
Our qualified ESL tutor, who has taught over 450 students from 25 countries, wants your learning experience to be productive, but also fun and enjoyable!
What our students say
I enjoy teaching all my students, and I also love learning from them about their countries, cultures and their experiences and lives in New Zealand. It’s also fantastic to know students have benefited from my lessons and to receive such positive feedback from them!
" I am a Spanish native speaker and I can say that thanks to Brett Lesson and his commitment I am working abroad using my English skills. Brett's teaching approaches are just effective, challenging and innovative, I still remember his lessons when I am using the language. "
" Your rigorous working attitude in class allows me to know clearly what the teaching goals are. Although my English level is low, I can easily keep up. You are patient when answering questions and your humorous style makes me feel in class Time is fast! "
"Thank you so much Brett for the 3 month tour of the online course. Because he gave me a lot of information that I hadn't heard before, this course has indeed improved my speaking skill to be more natural and fluent no matter what the situation is!"