New Zealand Community Education Centres

English in the Community: Johnsonville - Beginners (Level 1)

Join our beginners' informal English language group at the Johnsonville Community Centre and start to learn English, make new friends and find out more about your community. [Free for NZ citizens and residents].


English in the Community courses help you to learn more English, get to know your community and meet new people. The groups aim to help you use what you already know, learn more from your tutor and the other students and feel more at home in your local community. 

To enrol in these courses, please contact the CEC office on 04 385 8919 or

We give priority to those who are NZ citizens and residents - if you're not a resident/citizen but would like to join, please contact the CEC office and we can add your name to the waiting list and will get back to you if a place becomes available.

By the end of the course, you will: 
• Feel more confident speaking English in everyday situations
• Be able to understand more English 
• Have learned new words and basic grammar
• Know more about living in New Zealand and your local community

The courses are held at the Johnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmore Avenue, Johnsonville and are free for NZ residents and citizens but you must provide proof of your residency when you enrol.

NOTE: This course is subsidised with funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and for statistical purposes, some additional information is required as part of the enrolment process. A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. 

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".