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ABC College of English

ABC College of English


“I’ve done everything right in choosing your school”

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ABC College of English (ABC), established in 1994, is a boutique English language school which has gained a reputation for providing world class English language tuition and excellent student services. We are a long-standing member of English NZ with exclusive quality standards and are a NZQA Category 1 school.

We have a very warm, friendly, family atmosphere where students feel immediately at home.

With relatively small class sizes we have a great mix of student nationalities, traditionally including Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Caledonia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand and others.

More than a language school

ABC is owned and operated by New Zealand’s premier tourism and hospitality management college Queenstown Resort College (QRC) also an NZQA category one provider.

Benefits of this partnership to students include:

  • Access to modern 5 floor campus, Sir Eion Edgar House, with the following facilities
  • Classrooms all have large windows with natural light and fantastic views
  • Student Library
  • Board Room / Executive floor for presentations
  • Dedicated Computer suite / Listening Lab
  • Demonstration kitchen for basic barista training (to be introduced)
  • Student Cafeteria / common room
  • Panoramic views of Queenstown
  • Student Residence at Shotover Lodge featuring.
  • 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
  • Games / TV lounge, BBQ area with picnic tables and expansive grassed areas and landscaped gardens for outdoor activities
  • 7-10 min bus ride to the centre of town and our campus, Sir Eion Edgar House
  • Access to our extensive job database through our two full time Job Placement Officers. Currently there are many jobs available in Queenstown and industry is waiting for our students to fill them.
  • With a shared campus our English students get the opportunity to mix, mingle and make friends with our kiwi tourism and hospitality management students. This enables them to practice their conversational English on a daily basis. ABC students also interact with QRC students through their practical assessments including being guests on either guided tours of Queenstown run by our Adventure Tourism students or at wine tasting evenings or 3 course fine dining luncheons.

Location, Location, Location

ABC’s campus is conveniently located in the heart of Queenstown, and the only college next to the famous Botanical Gardens. It is close to the central bus stop, shops, cafés, banks and minutes’ walk from the shores of Lake Wakatipu and a huge range of adventure activities on our doorstep.


  • General English
  • Exam Preparation ((IELts / Cambridge
  • Business English (one on one)


  • NZQA Category 1 School
  • Registered by the New Zealand Government under provisions of the Education Act 1989
  • NZQA Course Approval and Accreditation for all courses offered.
  • Member of English New Zealand since 1996
  • A signatory to the NZ Ministry of Education’s “Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students”
  • All teachers are native speakers and are ESL qualified and experienced.

“The key to the success of our language programmes is our ability to customise an individual’s needs and to exceed their own expectations.”

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ABC College of English


General English

ABC College of English

General English

For students who wish to improve their level of confidence, accuracy and fluency in Communicative English language skills
2 - 24 Weeks
2nd Monday of Each Month