Learn English

Improve your English. Improve your opportunities!

If you are a migrant or refugee living in New Zealand, learning English at Wintec will make it easier to study and work.

Many of our courses are ​free to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents and will enable you to continue studying other courses at Wintec.​​


Cambridge English Exams

Wintec is an authorised centre to offer Cambridge English Language assessments. Click here to find out more about the Cambridge English Exam, and book your test. If you're interested in our Cambridge English Exam Preparation course, click here to find out more and book your place.

Occupational English Test (OET)

Wintec is an official testing venue for Occupational English Test (OET). OET is the leading English language test specifically designed for healthcare professionals. Click here to find out about our OET preparation course.

Occupational English Test:

  • Is designed to test the English language proficiency of health professionals in 12 specific fields;
  • Is valid and reliable, developed and revised by subject experts;
  • Tests reading, writing, listening and speaking skills using real healthcare scenarios;
  • Ensures profession-specific English language skills to safeguard patient safety and quality of care.

To register for the test visit: occupationalenglishtest.org View 2018 OET test dates here.

OET Test Dates

Test dateApplications openResults published
Saturday, 7 October 201710 August - 13 September30 October 2017
Saturday, 4 November 201714 September - 11 October28 November 2017
Saturday, 3 December 201712 October - 8 November22 December 2017

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