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.

Courses

General English

The General English Course offers a programme of study for students who wish to improve their level of confidence, accuracy and fluency in Communicative English language skills with both Full time and Part time options.

Our General English Morning classes offer a balanced and comprehensive programme in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, pronunciation, vocabulary development and grammar.

Our General English Afternoon classes focus on the major communicative functions and language used in everyday spoken English situations.

All our General English Courses allow a high degree of flexibility to enable the programme to meet the needs of the students and our small classes (Average 6 students per class) ensure that each student has the optimum opportunity to improve their Communicative English Skills. Students are given a weekly informal test and a formal test every 6 weeks. Students also have a 1:1 interview with their teacher every month to discuss their progress. They will also receive a monthly written progress report as well as a final report.

full time: 09:00 - 12:00 /13:00 - 15:00 (25 hours/week)
part time: 09:00 - 12:00
course duration: 2 - 50 weeks (full time), 2 - 12 weeks (part time)
class size: minimum 4 / maximum 10 students
entry level: Basic

Business English

ABC College of English offers customised English language courses addressing the language requirements for international business and negotiation. The key to the success of our training programmes is our ability to customise an individual’s needs and the training requirements of their company.
Oral and written communication skills for Managers
Workplace English skills for Administration and Staff
Contract Comprehension – Writing and Analysis
Business Letter and Email Communication
Negotiation Verbal Skills
Presentation Skills
Report Writing and Evaluation
Professional Telephone Skills
International  Meeting Protocol and Participation
Social English in a Business Context

The above courses serve as a reference only.    Actual courses are tailored according to the specific needs of your company. We are always happy to discuss and recommend a programme to meet your individual needs.

full time: You can take this course in conjunction with a Part Time General English Course
part time: Customised to suit you
course duration: Customised to suit you
class size: Maximum 8 students
entry level: Intermediate

Direct Pathway Programmes to Diploma Courses

ABC College of English has a formal arrangement with both the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) and Queenstown Resort College (QRC) for the direct entry of international students to their diploma courses, who have successfully completed an ABC College of English IELTS Examination Preparation Course. Courses covered by this agreement are:

Queenstown Resort College Diploma Courses:

Diploma of Hospitality Management, Higher Diploma of Hospitality Management 
(ICMS Australia in association with Cesar Ritz Switzerland), Diploma of Adventure Tourism Management

Southern Institute of Technology Courses:
NZ Diploma in Business, NZIM Diploma in Management, Diploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management, Diploma in Information Technology, Diploma in Beauty Therapy

This direct entry is subject to the student meeting the remaining academic entry and interview requirements of each programme and will be accompanied by a Letter of Recommendation from ABC College of English’s Director of Studies advising that the student has met the required equivalent IELTS level as specified in QRC and SIT course entry level requirements. A Conditional Offer of Place will be provided separately by QRC or SIT, to the student upon the student’s enrolment with ABC College of English.

full time: 09:00 - 12:00 / 13:00 - 15:00 Monday - Friday (25 hours/week)
course duration: 12 weeks
class size: Minimum 4 / maximum 8 students
entry level: Intermediate

Group Holiday Courses

This course combines group English Language study with an afternoon timetable of activities for senior groups, sports groups and secondary school pupils. On the first day students will undergo a comprehensive placement test and Orientation Programme. This will be followed by General English programme designed to improve their fluency and accuracy in English language skills.

Sample of Afternoon Activities: Guided walk and sightseeing,  Gondola Ride & Luge, Kiwi & Birdlife Park Visit, Lake Cruise on the Earnslaw Steamship to Walter Peak Farm, Jet Boating, Mini Golf, Maori Concert, BBQ’s and much more… We will create a timetable based on the interests of the group.

 

 

full time: English Study: 0900 - 1200 Monday – Friday (15 hours per week) Activities: 13:00 - 16:00 Monday - Friday (15 hours per week)
course duration: Minimum 1 week
class size: Minimum 4 / maximum 8 students
entry level: Basic

IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems)

Students undertake the General English morning class to improve the essential English skills needed for this exam. In the afternoon class the focus is on IELTS examination skill development.

Students below the required examination course entry level are advised to take a General English Course until they reach the required level. Please contact ABC College of English for examination dates and for examination entry procedures. Examination fees are not included in the tuition fees for these courses

full time: 09:00 - 12:00 / 13:00 - 15:00 (25 hours/week)
course duration: 12 week course
class size: minimum 4 / maximum 8 students
entry level: Intermediate (IELTS General) / Upper Intermediate (IELTS Academic)

Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)

Students undertake the General English morning class and the afternoon class focuses on specific examination skill development for the Cambridge FCE Exam. Students below the required examination course entry level are advised to take a General English Course until they reach the required level. Please contact ABC College of English for examination dates and for examination entry procedures. Examination fees are not included in the tuition fees for these courses.

full time: 09:00 - 12:00 / 13:00 - 15:00 (25 hours/week)
course duration: 12 weeks (unless specified otherwise)
class size: Minimum 4 / maximum 8 students
entry level: Intermediate

English + Activity

This course combines English Language study with Queenstown adventure activities. Students study part time on our General English morning course and participate in their elected activities in the afternoon. Activities are scheduled in the afternoons according to weather conditions. Examples of activities include: Jet Boating, Horse Riding, Golf,  Mountain Biking, Queenstown Attractions, 4WD Trips, Winery Tours,Ski-ing/Snowboarding, Fishing, Bungy Jumping and much more…

course duration: 2 - 12 weeks
class size: Average 6 / Maximum 10 students per class
entry level: Elementary

English + Ski/Snowboarding

3 hours English tuition and 3 hours Ski/Snowboarding all in one day!

Course Price includes: English Lessons Monday – Friday, return bus transfer from ABC College to Coronet Peak (25 min drive), afternoon Lift Pass and ABC College of English representative as a co-ordinator / first day guide.

Optional extras:  Ski or Snowboard lessons (Group or Private lessons are available for all levels), Equipment hire (Skis / Snowboard, Boots, Clothing etc.) ABC College of English staff are able to assist students in arranging equipment hire and ski/snowboard lessons and bookings can be made at the college.There is also ski/snowboard storage facility at the college.

course duration: 2 - 12 weeks
class size: Average 6/ Maximum 10 students per class
entry level: Elementary
option 1: English Class: 09:00 - 12:00 Mon - Fri (15 hours/week) Ski/Snowboarding: 13:00 - 16:00 Tues/Wed/Thurs
option 2: English Class: 09:00 - 12:00 Mon - Fri / 13:00 - 15:00 Mon & Fri (19 hours/week) Ski/Snowboarding:13:00 - 16:00 Tues/Wed/Thurs
option 3: English Class: 09:00 - 12:00 Mon - Fri (15 hours/week) Ski.Snowboarding: 13:00 - 16:00 Mon - Fri

English + Golf

“Come and play at one of the most scenic golf courses in the world”

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.

Course Price includes: English Lessons, Green fees, Return transport to Kelvin Heights or Frankton Golf Course. Half Club set, Golf balls, Tees, Practice on the driving range and Check-in assistance on the first day.

Optional Extras: Golf lessons at Frankton Golf club or Millbrook Resort and Country Club,
Golf at Millbrook Resort and Country Club or Arrowtown Golf Club

course duration: 2 - 4 weeks (Oct - May)
class size: Average 6 students / Maximum 10 students per clas
entry level: Elementary

English + Work Placement

Our English + Work Placement Programme offers students an intensive course in English and the assistance they need to find work.
As New Zealand’s premier holiday and tourist destination, Queenstown’s many hotels, restaurants and shops provide the opportunity for seasonal and short-term work within the hospitality and tourism industries.

The following services are offered:
CV preparation
Job availability information
Job Interview skill workshop
IRD Tax number applications
Arrangement of job interviews (maximum 3)

course duration: Minimum 8 weeks on a Working Holiday Visa / Minimum 16 weeks on a Student Visa
class size: Average 6 students / Maximum 10 students per class
entry level: Pre- Intermediate

Young at Heart

ABC College of English 50+ programme offers the opportunity to learn English, experience New Zealand’s spectacular natural scenery and New Zealand’s culture.  This special programme combines a morning programme of Communicative General English lessons with a variety of afternoon cultural and sightseeing activities such as vineyard and winery visits, nature walks, golf/yoga and local activities.

Our Communicative General English Course provides the opportunity to learn conversational English as used in a variety of everyday situations encountered when travelling.  Participants will be able to learn in a relaxed, enjoyable and non-threatening environment.  With our experienced teachers the pace and content of the lessons are tailored to suit the individual needs and interests of the class.

course duration: 2 - 4 weeks
class size: Maximum 10 students
entry level: Elementary

Ski/Snowboard Instructor Licence Preparation

English Preparation course for NZSIA Ski/Snowboard Instructor examinations.
This is a course specifically designed to prepare candidates for the Technical Ski/Snowboard English component of the NZSIA (New Zealand Ski/Snowboard Instructors Alliance) Instructor Examinations. The course focuses on the essential elements of English that candidates require for the Ski/Snowboard Instructors Examinations.

Please note: these are English Courses designed to prepare students for the English component of the NZSIA Examinations. The course does not include Ski / Snowboarding lessons. We can arrange Ski / Snowboard Lessons (Group or Private) at Coronet Peak as an optional extra.

Candidates for the NZSIA Examinations must register for the examination independently. Details of the examination dates can be found on the NZSIA website www.nzsia.net. For candidates who wish to take the examination at Coronet Peak we advise early registration. Coronet Peak is only a 20-25 minute drive from ABC College of English.

 

part time: 17:00 - 19:00 Mon - Fri (10 hours/week)
course duration: 3 weeks
class size: Minimum 4 / maximum 8 students
entry level: Pre Intermediate