The English language training is tailored to meet the needs of each intake, focusing on relevant topics or ‘themes’—such as agriculture and trade, renewable energy and education—with specific texts created for each.
Through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), the New Zealand Government offers scholarships to government officials from eligible African and Asian countries to come to New Zealand for English language training.
Wellington UniVentures' recent signing of another three-year contract with MFAT—to provide English Language Training for Officials (NZELTO) from Southeast Asia, Mongolia and Africa—marks nearly thirty years that Victoria University of Wellington has been delivering that training.
Participants improve their English and their professional knowledge through a unique combination of classroom-based learning together with memorable cultural and professional experiences.
At a glance
The successful formula has seen many former participants go on to become leaders in their communities, industries and, in some cases, their countries.
Participants become friends of, and unofficial ambassadors for, New Zealand—creating an amazing international community of high-ranking government contacts that keep the New Zealand flag flying.
In more detail
Participants on the 26-week NZELTO Asia programme strengthen their English language skills and their professional knowledge through an intensive programme of study relating to themes relevant to the development of their countries. Themes include: Education, Good Governance, Strengthening Resilience, Disaster Risk Management, Agriculture, Security, Trade and Renewable Energy.
Participants on the intensive 10-week NZELTO Africa programme also strengthen their English language skills while covering topics such as Governance and Diplomacy.
But what's common to both programmes is the unique combination of classroom-based learning together with memorable cultural and professional experiences—a successful formula that has seen many former participants go on to become leaders in their communities, industries and, in some cases, their countries.
For more information, get in touch with one of the NZELTO team below.