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

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ABC College of English, 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.



ADVENTURE Adventure experiences are the ones you never forget.

BUSINESS The path to better international business relationships starts with effective communication.

COMMUNICATION Every day, everywhere, with everyone: Learn it, Live it, Love it.

From Examination Preparation courses and intensive full-time General English courses, to programmes combining English language study with activities such as skiing/snowboarding in winter (June-September) and adventure activities in summer (December-February) ABC College of English has something for everyone.

ABC is conveniently located in thecentre of town, close to the central bus stop, shops, cafés, banks and the lake beach. From our large spacious student lounge and classrooms, students can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains every day.

With small classes (average 6 - 7 students), a student-centred approach by experienced, qualified staff and a welcoming, family atmosphere our aim is to ensure Queenstown is a remarkable English learning experience.

  • We have a very warm, friendly, family atmosphere where students feel immediately at home
  • Great mix of student nationalities, with students from many different countries e.g. Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Caledonia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand and others
  • Modern & well-equipped premises with a large student lounge, self study facilities, library and a student kitchen
  • Free tea & coffee
  • Free WiFi
  • Great weekly social activity programme
  • Further education and pathway programmes
  • Work placement assistance


  • 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 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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