Waikato Institute of Education  (WIE)

Waikato Institute of Education (WIE) is accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), and funded by the New Zealand Government. Since 2003, WIE has been the English Language School of choice for thousands of international and domestic students wishing to improve their English and experience a true Kiwi adventure. We are the approved exam Centre for Cambridge ESOL, OET and TOEIC, and Cambridge IELTS Pre-testing Centre, and approved provider for the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission Scholarship. Located in a modern building in the heart of Hamilton, WIE couldn't be more central.

At WIE you will have the opportunity to learn from highly qualified ESOL specialists and certified English test examiners. Whatever your goals are, we look forward to helping you along the pathway to success in all areas of your career-related, academic and personal endeavors.

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We Offer
  • General English
  • Academic English (New Zealand Certificate of English Language)
  • High School Preparation
  • Exam Preparation: IELTS, OET,FCE, CAE, TOEIC
  • Professional English: Practical English for Business, Office, Aviation, etc.
  • Holiday Programmes
  • TESOL Certificate Programme
  • Full time (25hours): 9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
  • Part-time Morning (15hours): 9am - 12pm, Monday - Friday
  • Part-time Afternoon (10hours): 1pm - 3pm, Monday - Friday
  • Part-time Evening (4hours): 6pm - 8pm, Tuesday & Thursday
Why Study at WIE?
  • Small class sizes (average 6-8; max 15)
  • All native English speaking Teachers, many of which are certified examiners for tests such as: IELTS, TOEIC, OET, and Cambridge ESOL
  • Partnerships with Institutes of Technology allowing direct entry from WIE's NZCEL to certificate, degree and diploma programs
  • Flexible start dates - any Monday throughout the year
Contact Details
Web Address



 Waikato Institute of Education Level 1 Tower Building Centre Place, 48 Ward Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand


+64 7 838 2450