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Hagley Adult Literacy Centre (HALC) provides opportunities for learners to develop their literacy, numeracy, communication and computer skills.

We have highly qualified tutors who are experienced in all areas of literacy, numeracy, English language learning, and computing. A personalised programme is developed for learners based on their goals and future plans.


As well as increasing reading, writing and maths knowledge, learners also gain confidence and self-esteem and learn skills for work, study and engagement in the community.

Courses are FREE for adult learners who are NZ citizens or NZ residents.

Which course should I enrol in?


We have a range of courses for those who want to study - 

  • Community classes - three locations around the city. 

  • Workplace programme - for those who need to improve literacy and numeracy skills

  • Everyday English ESOL classes - for speakers of other languages

  • First Steps class  

  • Youth class (16-20yrs) -  focus on learning, gaining NCEA L1, and creating a pathway to further education or employment


"I was really thrilled to work with my tutor on my reading.
I'm much more
confident at work now"

In the news:

ESOL Classes

If you are on a NZ work visa or visitor visa and your partner has NZ residency or NZ citizenship, you can enrol in our funded ESOL classes. 


Feb 2022


We are thrilled to have received the NZ Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark (DFQM). We are focusing on meeting the needs of learners who have dyslexia and enabling them to study confidently, using strategies to succeed in their learning.

July 2022


Spaces available now. 

Set you goals and work one to one with a tutor. 


 Contact us if you are interested! 


Spaces available for Term 4

Oct 2022

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