Quality English courses in Rotorua, Rotorua English Language Academy RELA

Learn English at Rotorua English Language Academy RELA, New Zealand. Choose from general and specialist English language courses at this Quality English school.

RELA is a medium-sized language school in the heart of New Zealand's beautiful North Island. Students come here from Asia and Europe, with some also coming from South America and the Middle East.

Our teachers come from New Zealand, Australia, England and the United States, so you will hear a variety of different accents to prepare you for using English around the world.

Quality English writes...”A well kept secret, this delightful school in beautiful and fascinating Rotorua, is less than an hour’s flight from Auckland.  The school is personally managed by its owner and has high, proven, academic standards. Nothing is too much trouble for the RELA staff and you will feel right at home here."


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School Features

  • A large, comfortable student common room
  • 8 free Broadband Internet computers for e-mails
  • A separate self-study computer centre, with 7 more Broadband Internet computers
  • Free Work and Study programme for working holiday students
  • A regular programme of excursions - Rotorua is a very well-known tourist location


RELA offers a huge range of courses to suit everyone - from the student who wants to come for just a short stay to those long term serious students committed to sitting, and passing, an International English exam. Whatever you chose to do, we will support you in every way we can. RELA is a special school with very committed and experienced teachers and the atmosphere of a big, extended, international family. We work hard to help our stduents to acheive their very best.

Cambridge CAE

Cambridge FCE

English for Older Students

English with Activities

English with Golf

Family English Programme

General English

High School Preparation

Preparation for IELTS

Social Programme

We offer our students a huge range of activities after school and at weekends. These include Maori concerts and hangis, farm tours and shows, luging, mountain biking, high ropes confidence courses, paintball, cooking classes and guided forest walks. At the weekends, we offer longer trips to other cities and beaches nearby. 



We recommend our approved Homestay accommodation, where you can enjoy getting to know a New Zealand family. Rotorua is a visitor city, and our families are welcoming and interested in hosting people from other countries. They are carefully chosen and checked by the school. Most are 2 - 10 kms from the school. We also have some basic, furnished apartments on site for students who want to be more independent.


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Eung  Je,  Korea, Republic of

"I chose to come to RELA because many people recommended the school. There are lots of chances for conversation, and students work in small groups. Rotorua has many activities. We can enjoy mountain biking, hot springs and thermal area and lakes. I especially like the new building at RELA. It is clean and tidy, and we can really enjoy break time because there is a big relaxing place in the new building. There is a good programme for studying English"

Jordan ,  China

"My English has made progress through my three months study at RELA. All the teachers are so patient and friendly. The facilities which are provided by the school give us more convenience. RELA has given me unforgettable memories in my life."

Steffi Klingspor,  Germany

"I studied English at RELA for 6 weeks and I really loved it. My reason for studying was to get prepared for the IELTS exam. I needed to get a score of 7.5 for my registration as a physiotherapist here in New Zealand. I passed the IELTS exam with an overall score of 8.0 which I think was possible because of my excellent preparation at RELA. My teachers and the other staff are highly qualified, professional, friendly and amazingly supportive."

Yuka ,  Japan

"I love RELA very much because the teachers, staff and my friends are very kind. I am proud that I studied English at RELA. Thank you for everything. I enjoyed studying and living in New Zealand."

Alan Hendrie,  Brazil

"As a qualified teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages, with experience in Australia and South America, I can confidently say that RELA in Rotorua, New Zealand, presents easily the most efficient, progressive and friendly programme I have encountered. My son attended RELA for only a short time, but has made astounding progress, both linguistically and socially. The RELA staff, and the school's attitude and environment, have made his experience there a joyful and productive one."

Khaled Hamad Al-Qalai ,  Saudi Arabia

"We thank you very much for your efforts, care and good treatment towards my son, Bader, during the period he spent in your Academy. During that period, he gained training, guidance, and development of skills in English Language. Such concern indicates that your institute is one of the best institutes in New Zealand. We wish you every success."

+64 7 349 0473
Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA)
1460 Pukuatua Street
New Zealand

The language school is situated in Rotorua which is famous for its unique geysers, hot mineral pools, beautiful forests and Maori culture. It is surrounded by mountains, native and exoctic forests and lakes in a clean, green natural environment. We are just a 5-minute walk from the centre of Rotorua, which has all the facilities you would expect of an international tourist destination.

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