Browns Bay Community English School


Browns Bay Community English School


English tuition you can afford, on Auckland's North Shore

Di Evans and Linda Rein offer courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults.

For year 2024

  • Attend one free lesson to see how you like it!
  • Please see the Contact page for more details.
  • Understand New Zealand culture and lifestyle.
  • Enjoy meeting people from other countries in a friendly learning environment.
  • We are conveniently located in Browns Bay where we have been since 2010.
  • Class sizes are limited to ensure you get individual attention.
  • Linda and Di are qualified and experienced English teachers.
  • Our students have come from from countries including Korea, Taiwan, China, Brazil, Russia, Germany and Japan.
  • You will learn English in an active and practical way. You will not sit and read notes.


Limited number of students per class.
You can attend these courses on any visa except a 'student visa'. We cannot issue a student visa.
Term 1 starts on Tuesday 13 February 2024  
Levels 1 to 4  CLASSES
Levels : Elementary and Pre Intermediate
3 Days a week - lessons from 9am to 11am
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
$528 for 8 weeks  
Levels : Intermediate and Upper Intermediate
2 days a week : Tuesday and Thursday 11am to 1pm $352 for 8 weeks
A class may be cancelled if there are not enough students



How to contact us.

  • To e-mail Browns Bay Community English School click here ( )

  • Phone Linda on mobile 021 023 95103

  • Phone Di on mobile 021 667 855


To enrol for a class

If you are a new student:

  • You can arrange a free attendance at one class so that you can experience the quality of tuition.

  • Please contact a tutor by e-mail or phone to discuss a suitable class.

Please note that acceptance in a class depends on a place being available.


Other Links:


See the Contact page for how to enrol.

Please note that we do not accept international students on a student visa.


Term Dates for courses in 2024

Term - From Date - - To Date - - Duration -
1 13 Feb 2024 04 Apr 2024 8 Weeks
2 07 May 2024 27 June 2024 8 Weeks
3 30 July 2024 19 Sep 2024 8 Weeks
4 15 Oct 2024 05 Dec 2024 8 Weeks

Enrolment / Registration

For students who want to enquire, join a class, or pay for courses:

- please contact us by email or phone to arrange: a trial lesson, an assessment, or an interview, in one of these rooms:

  • The Bays Community Centre - ground floor - Inverness Room.

  • The Bays Community Centre - first floor - upstairs - Meeting Room 2.


Browns Bay is conveniently located only a few minutes drive from North Shore suburbs such as Torbay, Albany, and Rothesay Bay.

Location of classrooms in Browns Bay.

The East Coast Bays Community Centre is in Glen Road as highlighted in blue in this map.

Click on this link to Google Maps to show the East Coast Bays Community Centre at centre of the map.
Click on this link for a Google Maps street view of the Bays Community Centre.


Meet our tutors:

Di Evans on left, and Linda Rein on right:

Picture of Di Evans and Linda Rein


Some of the questions which we have been asked previously.

Questions Responses
Can you teach my children English? We only run courses for adults during school hours.
When can I arrange a free attendance at one class? At any time when term classes are in progress. We do not arrange a separate class for this purpose.
Can I enrol for a course without paying? You can enrol by phone or email and pay at the first lesson.
Can I enrol for only part of the 8 week term? Students who attend for the full 8 weeks will get preference. If the class is not full, late enrolment can be considered.



Feedback from students, and pictures.

  • "It was really helpful and enjoyable to take your classes. Reviewing the last lesson, and making sentences was very useful." (Korean student).

  • "Active class and friendly teacher. My English improves very quickly." (Chinese student).

  • "Nice, friendly teacher. Small class for good learning." (German student).

  • "I can study with other international people - it's fun and comfortable." (Korean student).

  • "The class is a lot of fun. I feel more confident about speaking English." (Chinese student).

  • "The teacher is very patient and she can explain very well. I really enjoyed it." (Dutch student).

  • "I've learned many useful sentence for living in New Zealand". (Korean student).


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