Current Intakes


ELTO Asia Intake 44: 24 January - 17 June 2017
Strengthening Resilience; Disaster Risk Management

The 60 government officials from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Vietnam, are in New Zealand to study on the English Language Training for Officials (ELTO) programme.

 The participants are pictured on the stairs in the Alan McDiarmid building at Victoria University. This building is known for its modern structural resilience in the event of earthquakes.

The current theme for their study programme is Strengthening Resilience; Disaster Risk Management and the group include seven rescuers from the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency.

Themes for previous groups have included Agriculture, Security, Trade, Sustainable Economic Development, Governance and Education. The ELTO programme is funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

During their five months here, the officials study an intensive English language course, visit workplaces, and stay in New Zealand homes, ensuring that they experience the Kiwi way of life as well as learn about government matters.

ELTO Africa

ELTO Africa Intake 7: October 11 - December 16, 2016
National and International Governance

ELTO Africa Intake 7 commenced their course in Wellington on 11 October 2016. The 15 officials are pictured here at the Victoria University welcome. They are from 11 countries in Africa: Burundi, Central African Republic, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal and Togo.





ELTO Peru: February 23 - June 26, 2015

The 16 Peruvian government officials who make up the 2015 ELTO Peru intake come from a wide cross section of government agencies. They include immigration, production, medicines, police, customs and tax, energy and mines, statistics and education. They are united by their involvement in supporting Peru’s hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in 2016.