Courses and Fees

Experienced teachers, modern materials, low prices

Adult courses

General English

A course to improve your everday English skills, with a focus on communication.

  • Learn real, everyday English
  • Learn by communicating
  • Study with people from all over the world
  • Small classes (12 students)
  • Experienced teachers
  • Full time (25 hours per week) or part time (15 hours per week)

In class teachers organize a lot of activities to create a light atmosphere so that all students are actively engaged.

Shao Yan (Sharon)

China, General English

Because we call the teachers by their first names, the lessons were very relaxed and personal.

Ursina

Switzerland, General English

Academic English

English for university, with a focus on IELTS, TOEFL, or any other English exam.

  • Focused on IELTS
  • Learn skills and vocabulary
  • Study reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Real test practice
  • Small classes (12 students)
  • Experienced teachers
  • Full time (25 hours per week) or part time (15 hours per week)

They not only motivate their students to learn but also teach us how to learn.

Ryan

Taiwan, Academic English

Thanks to the substantial classes, it took only 5 months when I received the score of Overall 7.0.

Yuriko

Japan, Academic English

Vocational English

Afternoon classes studied in addition to General English morning classes. 

Current streams:

  • Business English
  • Work Skills Development
  • Customer Service Skills
  • English for Nursing
  • English for Law Enforcement
  • English for Tourism

Note: these classes are designed to improve a student’s language for a specific job. They do NOT teach a student how to do a job and do not provide a qualification.

The fees below are for 2017. Click here for 2018 fees.

2 - 12 weeks

Full time
NZD$390/week

    13 - 24 weeks

    Full time
    NZD$370/week

      Part time

      morning only (15 hours)
      NZD$300/week
        • A one-off NZD$200 registration fee  applies to all adult bookings.
        • Programmes start every Monday, bar NZ public holidays.
        • External examination fees are not included
        • Extra-curricular activities are not included

        Teen courses

        English for Further Studies

        Learn the English you need to succeed at high-school or university.

        • Practise language and study skills
        • Improve your grammar to high-school standards
        • Study the basic vocabulary needed for a variety of subjects
        • Participate in individual and group assignments
        • Small classes (maximum 14 students)
        • Experienced teachers

        Everyone at Unique made sure we felt at “home” and were an extended “family” .

        Akino

        Japan, English for Further Studies

        Studying at Unique made me realize how the high school would be.

        Ciki

        China, English for Further Studies

        Teen General English

        Learn to communicate in an English-only environment.

        • Study real, everyday English
        • Learn by communicating
        • Complete group and individual assignments
        • Have fun and work hard
        • Study with people from all over the world
        • Small classes (14 students)
        • Experienced teachers

        In the beginning I didn’t want to go here, but in the end I didn’t want to leave.

        Dasha

        Russia, Teen General English

        I am very pleased with my English. I loved to live and study here.

        Tom

        Myanmar, Teen General English

        The fees below are for 2017. Click here for 2018 fees.

        2 - 4 weeks

        NZD$410/week

          5 - 12 weeks

          NZD$390/week

            13 - 24 weeks

            NZD$370/week

              English Plus Activities

              Study English in the morning and take part in activities in the afternoon.

              • Communicate in only English
              • Live with a Kiwi family
              • Study English with students from different countries
              • Enjoy activities around Auckland
              • Small classes (14 students)
              • Experienced teachers

              The lessons are very interesting, every student takes part, no one is left out.

              Maria

              Russia, English Plus Activities

              • A one-off NZD$220 registration fee applies to all teen bookings.
              • A one-off NZD$150 homestay-monitoring fee applies to any student under 18 who does not stay in a Unique homestay.
              • Programmes start every Monday, bar NZ public holidays.
              • External examination fees are not included
              • Extra-curricular activities are not included unless part of the English Plus Activities programme

              Homestay fees

              Live  with a Kiwi family

              Accelerate your learning by living with an English-speaking family close to Unique.

              • Sleep and study in your own bedroom
              • Your homestay will give you three meals per day
              • Friendly families who love to talk to their students
              • Live a short bus ride, or within walking distance of the school
              • Stay with a family that suits your preferences – Don’t like pets? Can’t eat beef? No problem!

              Staying with a Kiwi family, I could practise my English all day long and furthermore it is amazing to see a different culture and lifestyle

              Stefan

              Austria, General English

              The fees below are for 2017. Click here for 2018 fees.

              13 years and under

              NZD$300/week

                14 - 17 years

                NZD$280/week

                  18 years and over

                  NZD$270/week
                    • In addition to the weekly fee, there is a one-off registration fee of NZD$250 for students under 18 and NZD$200 for students over 18.
                    • A one-off NZD$150 homestay-monitoring fee applies to any student under 18 who does not stay in a Unique homestay or with the parents.
                    • Students are able to change homestay once without charge, but a NZD$150 fee applies to any subsequent homestay change.
                    • The homestay weekly fee does not include bus fares
                    • Homestay weekly fees are calculated based on the student's age on their homestay arrival date. For programmes of more than 4 weeks, the weekly homestay fee changes to the lower rate the week after the student turns 14 or 18.
                    • Students are expected to leave their homestays by 5.00 pm on their day of departure.  If they want to stay in their homestay past 5.00pm, they will be charged for an additional night.
                    • A holding fee of $10 per day will be charged from the first night if students are away from their homestay for 8 or more nights and wish to return to the same homestay.  If students are away from their homestay for 1-7 nights the full homestay fee applies.

                    Airport transfers

                    Standard

                    NZD$100/each way
                    • From airport to accommodation or accommodation to airport
                    • Better for experienced travelers
                    • Drivers will meet passengers at the airport

                    Special

                    NZD$120/each way
                    • Driver will help you check in
                    • Suitable for younger travelers
                    • From airport to homestay or homestay to airport