Southern Lakes English College has a Category 1 status which is the highest classification for an English as a Second Language school – awarded by the New Zealand Qualification Authority. The motto of the school is ‘Always Striving For Excellence’. The school prides itself on a supportive ‘family’ atmosphere where students make lifelong friends and gain valuable experience and skills.
SLEC is an official testing centre for Cambridge and TOEIC exams and an offsite testing centre for IELTS.
The academic focus at SLEC is General English and Exam Preparation with an additional 17 English Plus courses. The self-study materials, a catalogue of resources, and interactive media within the classrooms all contributes to a lively, varied and interesting learning experience.
A modern school in the heart of beautiful Queenstown, the building comprises of three levels, eleven classrooms, a large student common room with ping pong, instruments, books and games, and bathrooms on every level. The classrooms are equipped with TVs so that teachers are able to deliver lessons through varied media and make lessons interactive. Max capacity: 150 students. Free WiFi available.