Welcome to Coromandel Outdoor Language Centre
COLC is the FRIENDLIEST Language School in New Zealand
Coromandel Outdoor Language Centre is a small and unique language school in the beautiful seaside town of Whitianga. Because we are not in the big city of Auckland, you won't find many people of your nationality on the street or in the community and this will really help your English.
This is an awesome place to learn English. We have a long history of great results and we know you will have a good time here. It is commom for our students to come back for a second or third visit and friendships that last a lifetime are made here.
We teach communicative English in a way that makes learning fun. Our teachers extend classroom learning with visits to local businesses, the museum, the information centre, the kindergarten and many other places where students use English in real communication with local people. We believe in “Learning by Doing” and our “Activity Program” takes students into new situations where they meet interesting local personalities, learn a variety of skills and try out exciting new activities. We teach English as a second Language, but you will learn much more that that when you spend time with us.
Our classes are small with a maximum of 12 students per class. The minimum age to study at COLC is 16 years and our oldest student so far, an 80 year old, loved doing activities. Students of all ages and nationalities enjoy our 'English only' rule and get to share each others' culture. We can alter your program to meet your needs.
Every Wednesday night the school runs "Open Night", which is an opportunity for all students to mix in a social environment. Open night activities include Kiwi BBQs, games and movie nights, pizza parties, karaoke and students from the same country often get together to cook a national dish and prepare a feast for the other students.