ABC College of English (ABC), an NZQA Category 1 provider was established in 1994. It is a boutique, private English language school that has gained a reputation for its first-class English language tuition and excellent student services.
We pride ourselves on the supportive, family atmosphere with welcoming and friendly, caring staff. Our students come from many different countries and so there is a great mix of nationalities at any one time.
Facilities and activities available at ABC College of English
Our campus, QRC House is a modern, 5-floor building in the heart of Queenstown. With balconies overlooking Queenstown and the surrounding mountains.
It features a student café, demonstration kitchen, library, and computer suite.
Job placement services are also available.
It is only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre and the shores of Lake Wakatipu. It is also adjacent to the beautiful Queenstown Botanical Gardens.
Queenstown becomes the classroom through weekly blended learning experiences and activities.
Courses available at ABC College of English
At each level, the course builds student confidence through productive (writing, speaking) and receptive skills (listening, reading). To perfect these, opportunities are created in a variety of contexts both inside and outside the classroom.
The key aim for this course is to prepare students for English language examinations (IELTS, PTE, CAE, TOEIC, FCE). Students will learn effective skills and strategies needed to take these external exams with confidence. QRC House is also the regional IELTS Testing Centre.
The style of teaching and classroom environment
ABC College of English has a dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced staff. Communicative teaching methods are used to encourage natural interaction on a strong foundation of vocabulary and grammar. Our professional teachers are responsive to individual goals and learning styles, and our relatively small class size allows enhanced attention to learners’ needs and progress.
Accommodation options for international students
Queenstown offers a wide range of accommodation options and ABC College of English can arrange accommodation to suit your preference.
Shotover lodge, is a shared facility providing safe, warm, and secure accommodation for both ABC and our parent institution Queenstown Resort College (QRC) which specialises in tourism and hospitality Management education.
Conveniently located at the base of Coronet Peak ski area and only 7-minute bus ride to our campus, QRC House, the accommodation features:
- Single and double rooms
- All rooms include kitchenet, ensuite toilet/bathroom, central heating and Wi-Fi
- Access to communal commercial kitchen, laundry and free car parking
Other options include: Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfast, Serviced Apartments, Hostels, Lodge and Homestay.
A rich student experience
With a shared campus ABC students get the opportunity to mix and mingle with local tourism and hospitality management students.
- General English
- Academic English