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ABC College of English (Queenstown)


ABC College of English, established in 1994, is a boutique English language school which has gained a reputation for providing first class English language tuition and excellent student services. Located in Queenstown, New Zealand's premier holiday and ski resort, ABC College of English offers a beautiful and exciting environment to study English. Conveniently situated in the centre of town, the college is close to the central bus stop, shops, cafes, banks and lake beach. From our student lounge room and classrooms students can enjoy panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains.

Our name reflects the range of English courses we offer: A (Adventure English), B (Business English), C (Communicative English).

From intensive General English courses and Examination Preparation courses to programmes combining English language study with activities such as skiing/snowboarding in winter (June-September) and adventure activities in summer (December - February), there is something for everyone. As a long standing member of English New Zealand, ABC College of English meets their exclusive academic quality standards ensuring that all our students receive the highest quality English language tuition.

With its spectacular natural scenery, year round outdoor adventure activities, safe, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, ABC College of English, Queenstown, is the place to study English and enjoy the best that New Zealand has to offer.

Queenstown is a vibrant international resort which has become well- known as "The Adventure Capital of the World" with a wide range of sightseeing and outdoor adventure activities suitable for all ages, all year round: jetboating, horseriding, golf, wine tours, ski/snowboarding, trekking, white water rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, luge, paraflying and many more.

All ABC College of English courses are accredited and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and have a reputation for quality and excellence. ABC offers a wide range of courses and whether you want to study for 2 weeks or 52 weeks ABC has a course, or combination of courses, which will meet your learning needs.

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Study with ABC College of English

ABC College of English is a category one provider!

General English
Our General English Course offers a balanced and comprehensive programme in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, pronunciation, vocabulary development and grammar. It will help students improve their level of confidence, accuracy and fluency in Communicative English language skills.

Business English
A tailor made course specifically designed to meet the needs of those who wish to develop effective English skills in the areas of business communication. This course is offered on a 1 : 1 basis and can be taken in conjunction with a Part Time General English Course.

Examination Preparation courses
Students undertake the General English morning class and the afternoon class focuses on specific examination skill development for the Cambridge FCE or IELTS Exam.

English + Work Placement
As New Zealand's premier holiday and tourist destination, Queenstown's many hotels, restaurants and shops provide the opportunity for seasonal, short - term work within the hospitality and tourism industries.

English + Activities
This course combines English Language study with holiday activities. Students study part time on our General English morning course and participate in selected activities in the afternoon. Possible activities:
Jetboating, Horse Riding , Golf, Gondola and Luge Ride, Kiwi & Birdlife Park Visit, Arrowtown Visit on a double decker bus, Bungy Tour, Ice skating, Steamship Cruise on Lake Wakatipu & Farm Visit, Kiwi Haka Maori Concert, plus many more depending on weather conditions and the time of year.

English + Golf
On the English + Golf course students study General English Part Time in the morning and play golf 3 afternoons per week at either Kelvin Heights Golf Course or Frankton Golf Course.

English plus Ski/Snowboarding
3 hours English tuition and 3 hours Ski/Snowboarding all in one day! (June -September only)

TUITION FEE (2022 prices)
General and Business English
NZ$ 415.00/week for 2 - 13 weeks
NZ$ 390.00/week for 13+ weeks
NZ$ 370.00/week for 24+ weeks
Examination Preparation courses
NZ$ 430.00/week for 12 weeks max
English plus Work Placement
NZ$ 415/week for 10 weeks minimum
NZ$ 300 Work Placement Fee (max. 3 job offers)
English plus Activities
NZ$ 715 per week
English plus Golf (October – May)
NZ$ 784 per week (3 afternoons golf)
English plus Ski/Snowboarding
NZ$ 779 per week - 3 afternoons skiing/ snowboarding
NZ$ 815 per week - 5 afternoons skiing/ snowboarding  

NZ$ 250 enrolment fee

NZ$ 360/week Homestay
NZ$ 250 Homestay placement fee