New Zealand Community Education Centres

English in the Community: Churton Park - Beginners+ (Level 1-2)

Join our beginners’ informal English language group at the Churton Park Community Centre and improve your English skills, 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 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 Churton Park Community Centre, 75 Lakewood Avenue, and are free for NZ residents and citizens but you must provide proof of your residency when you enrol.

 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".