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.

All students are required to be 18 years of age or older at the time of course commencement.

Exam Preparation Courses

ABC College of English Examination courses include:

• English tuition by experienced examination course teachers
• Weekly practice tests
• Personalized study programme
•  Progress reports and personal interview with teacher

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. Please note that examination fees are not included in the tuition fees for these courses.

Academic English

The key aim for this preparatory course is to introduce students to, and familiarise them with, the format and content of the common English language examinations (IELTS, PTE, CAE, FCE). We will equip students with effective skills and strategies needed to take the academic tests with confidence. Revision materials for all areas of the test are provided.

See the links below for exam dates in New Zealand


Examination fees are not included in the tuition fees for these courses.


Intake dates 2022 each Monday (subject to minimal enrolment of 6 students)

Intake Dates 2023 The first intake for 2023 will be on Monday 16th January then on the 2nd Monday of each month 

full time: Monday to Friday Lesson 01 - 08:30 - 10:30 AM Break - 10:30 - 10:45 AM Lesson 02 - 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM ​ (20 hours)
course duration: As required
class size: minimum 6
entry level: Intermediate / Upper Intermediate