English language schools teach students to speak English and build confidence in writing, reading, listening and speaking skills. Schools offer varying levels of study from beginners to advanced academic English. IELTS and university preparation courses are also popular. In the Manawatu students can choose from two IELTS examination centres. Class sizes are small and teachers provide individual attention. Language schools provide a friendly environment, and the opportunity for students to meet and talk with native English speakers.
There are two English Language Schools in the region: