Interview with Rebecca Hayes, Centre Director of EC Auckland: “Language tourism will always be a vibrant industry”



Why should a student choose your school?

Our school is located in a beautiful and multicultural waterfront city, close to shops, restaurants and bars. Our students get to experience a taste of college life on the shared college campus. Art lovers will enjoy the Auckland Art Gallery for great Kiwi art, and the Wallace Arts Centre’s rotating private collections. Our staff provides a safe and friendly atmosphere from the Welcome to the Farewell.


In your opinion, which are the main benefits for a student to study abroad?

Students get the chance to meet new people and experience new cultures, all while improving their language skills both in the classroom and out on the street.


How do you see the future of language tourism?

Language tourism will always be a vibrant industry as people will always be seeking opportunities to learn and explore beyond their own country and language.


What types of courses do you think will be most in demand in the future? 

Focused courses that provide students with the skills to continue to further education or for employment upgrades.


Name of school

EC Auckland

Country / City

New Zealand / Auckland


The most significant things the school can offer

Modern technology in classrooms, up-to-date resources, highly skilled staff, research-based methodology, a partnership with National Geographic Cengage, an interactive student-based learning environment, a New Zealand themed décor throughout the campus, a fun-based extracurricular activity program.


Types of courses taught at the school

General English from beginner to advanced level, IELTS preparation, ESP (English for Specific Purposes), Employment and Conversation Workshops


Attractions in the school’s surroundings and in the city in general

Located in New Zealand’s largest city, the Auckland campus is close to the downtown and harbour district, as well as accessible to the city’s main attractions and public parks. It is a great launching pad to explore the wonders of Middle Earth with trips to Hobbiton and other iconic sights, Student’s should take the time to travel around the bountiful natural wonders that New Zealand has to offer.

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