About Us

The Campbell Institute is the largest and longest running English language school in Wellington, New Zealand. We also have a campus on the fringe of the central city in Newmarket, Auckland.

As a part of UP Education, Campbell can offer non-IELTS pathways into many tertiary providers in New Zealand including Foundation Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.

We are also an NZQA Category 1 rated English language school, which means we can offer work rights for students wishing to work while they study.

Students studying at Campbell enjoy some of the best English language tuition in NZ and a home away from home, where they are made to feel comfortable, and teachers are approachable and patient. Campbell’s advanced teaching methodologies, combined with regular progress testing and numerous opportunities for extra help, provide students with the ideal learning environment to improve their English.


The Campbell Institute was started by three English teachers who shared a vision of building New Zealand’s best English language school, with a reputation for world-class academic quality.


A Tradition of Learning

Alyerd CampbellIn the 1940’s, Alyerd Campbell Brown was at the forefront of New Zealand and Australian education. The Campbell Institute continues his legacy by providing a prestigious and supportive environment for studying language and education.

Warwick300Warwick Isaacs – one of the three founders of The Campbell Institute was a student of Alyerd Campbell Brown. Warwick was a leading TESOL practitioner in NZ, and developed a culture of excellence within Campbell’s teaching staff.