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.

General English Courses

General English

Program overview:

Our General English Course offers a programme of study for students over the age of 18, who wish to improve their level of confidence, accuracy and fluency in Communicative English language skills.

Learn these skills: 
Speaking – pronunciation, fluency and conversational language.
Listening to a range of accents and audiences.
Reading and Writing for different purposes.
Vocabulary – formal and informal.

Grammar skills are interwoven in every skill you learn.

Tutors –     You will be taught by our qualified, friendly and expert tutors.



Intake dates 2022 each Monday

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
course duration: 1 - 24 weeks plus
class size: minimum 6
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 Full Time General English Course
course duration: Customised to suit you
class size: Minimum 5 / Maximum 20 students
entry level: Intermediate

Pathway Visa Programmes to Diploma Courses

Two Institutions, One Visa

The Pathway Student Visa (PSV) pilot was introduced in December 2015 to enable international students to study up to 3 consecutive courses on a single student visa for up to 5 years. The visa is only available for study with approved Pathway education providers and for some courses of study.

ABC College of English is an approved pathway education provider and has a formal agreement to with Queenstown Resort College (QRC) into their range of tourism and hospitality management programmes.

A single pathway visa would enable students to enrol into:

Contact us for further information:

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 ​
part time: n/a
course duration: 12 weeks
class size: Minimum 6
entry level: Intermediate