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Cursos de Inglês na Nova Zelândia @ Queenstown - ABC College of English

I N T R O D U C T I O N

 
Queenstown

Situated in the Southern Alps region of the South Island, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is surrounded by spectacular scenery, clean rivers and lakes and clean alpine air

  • Queenstown, "The Adventure Capital of the World" and New Zealand's premier holiday and ski resort, offers a beautiful and exciting environment in which students can enjoy studying English.
  • A small friendly town,with all the facilities of a city! Shops offering the best of New Zealand made products, restaurants, bars and cafés, movie theatre and events centre..... Everything is here!
  • Queenstown is a popular international destination and a great place to meet people from all over the world. Winter, Summer, Spring and Autumn Festivals are highlights on the community's calendar for both locals and international visitors.
  • Queenstown is a safe community with one of the lowest crime rates in New Zealand.

ABC College of English
 

Queenstown

Centrally located in downtown Queenstown ABC College of English is close to shops , banks, post office and a wide range of cafés and restaurants offering international cuisine.

  • ABC College of English overlooks Queenstown so students can enjoy panoramic views of the town, Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains from our large student common room and experience the beauty of New Zealand's Outdoor Mecca everyday.
  • ABC College is only a 20 minute drive from Coronet Peak ski area and an hour from Cardrona and The Remarkables ski areas.

Why study at ABC?

ABC College of English is special because of its size, location and high quality personalised tuition.

  • Small, friendly school ( 30-50 students ) with a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.
  • Highly qualified and experienced staff.
  • Small classes (Maximum of 10 students per class & average of 6 students per class).
  • A wide range of course options at different levels.
  • High quality premises and facilities with spectacular scenic views from the student common room and classrooms.
  • Personalised individual attention through regular on-going assessment, written progress reports and interviews.
  • Carefully screened and monitored Homestays.
  • Student Orientation Programme on arrival.
  • Weekly Social Activity Programme.
  • Student Welfare System with a 24 hour hot line for emergency assistance.
  • Student Counsellors available to help students in their own language.
  • Working Holiday Support Programme.

ABC College of English is registered with, and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and is a Member of FIELSNZ (Federation of Independent Language Schools). All FIELS NZ schools are registered by the New Zealand Government under the 1990 Education Amendment Act.

Queenstown

ABC's location in Queenstown

ABC College on Man Street

Taking a study break at ABC

Queenstown Mall
C O U R S E   I N F O R M A T I O N

 


GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES

FULL TIME: ( 9000 - 1200 / 1330 -1530 ) 25 HOURS / WEEK
PART TIME/ Mornings only: ( 9000 - 1200 ) 15 HOURS / WEEK
PART TIME/Afternoons only: ( 1330 - 1530 ) 10 HOURS / WEEK

 

Our General English Courses offer a programme of study for students who wish to improve their level of confidence, accuracy and fluency in Communicative English language skills.

Our General English morning classes offer a balanced and comprehensive programme in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, pronunciation, vocabulary development and grammar.

ABC classroom

For the Full time student or Part time/Afternoon student, our afternoon classes focus on the major communicative functions and language used in everyday spoken English and the development of conversational English skills.

All our General English Courses allow a high degree of flexibility to enable the programme to meet the needs of the students and our small classes ensure that each student has the optimum opportunity to improve their Communicative English skills.


BUSINESS ENGLISH COURSE

This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of those who wish to develop effective English skills in the area of business communication.

Students will learn English essential for working in an English speaking Business environment. eg Writing Business Letters, Producing and Evaluating Reports, Telephoning.

This course is offered on a 1- 1 basis and is designed so that it can also be taken in conjunction with a part time General English Course.


WORKING HOLIDAY ENGLISH COURSE

Queenstown is an ideal location for students on a working holiday visa. As New Zealand's premier holiday and tourist destination, Queenstown's many hotels, restaurants and shops provide the opportunity for seasonal, short-term work.

Our Working Holiday English course combines a programme of General English study in the morning class and Working Holiday English in the afternoon. In the afternoon class, students learn English essential for finding a job and working in an English speaking environment.

This course includes our free Working Holiday Support Programme.

The world famous Shotover Jet
GROUP HOLIDAY COURSES

Short courses of study for special groups are available by arrangement with the college. The hours of tuition and duration of the course are tailored to suit the needs of the group. These courses are suitable for special interest/holiday groups who wish to combine a group tour to New Zealand with an English language course.


EXAMINATION PREPARATION COURSES

ABC College of English offers a range of English Examination preparation courses for longer term students or students with examination goals. The following international examination preparation courses are currently offered at ABC College of English, Queenstown.

TOEFL ( Test of English as a Foreign Language )

A 10 week Preparation Course is offered for the TOEFL examination. Students undertake the GE morning Class and the afternoon class focuses on specific TOEFL examination skill development.
Please contact ABC College of English for course commencement dates.

IELTS ( International English Language Testing Systems )

This examination is currently used for entry to higher education courses offered by New Zealand, Australian and UK institutions. The IELTS examination is also used by the New Zealand Immigration Service. ABC College of English offers a 10 weeks preparation course for both the Academic and General English Modules of the IELTS Examination.

Students undertake the GE morning class to improve the essential Communicative English skills needed for this exam. In the afternoon class the focus is on the IELTS examination skill development.
Please contact ABC College of English for course commencement dates.

CAMBRIDGE Examinations

Preparation courses for the PET & FCE Cambridge exams are for a period of 10 weeks. Students undertake the GE morning class and the afternoon class focuses on specific examination skill development.
Please contact ABC College of English for course commencement dates.

PITMAN ESOL Examinations

ABC College is a Registered Pitman ESOL Examination Centre and examinations are held every 2nd month at the college. The examinations are offered at 5 levels and are open to students studying on any of our courses.
Examination Timetable: Pitman: 1st Saturday of every 2nd month.


ENGLISH + SKI/SNOWBOARDING (June - September)


Option 1:
English study
 
0900-1200 Monday - Friday
 
Ski/Snowboard
 
1300-1600 Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday
 
 
Option 2:
English study
 
0900-1200 Monday- Friday
 
Ski/Snowboard
 
1300-1600 Monday- Friday

Nightskiing at Coronet Peak Price Includes:
  • English Lessons
     
  • ABC College staff as a guide.
     
  • Start any Monday from 10 June to 13 September 2002
     
  • Lift Passes and return transport from ABC College of English to Coronet Peak Ski area.

Coronet Peak ski area is only a 20-25 minute drive from ABC College of English. 

ENGLISH FOR NZSBIA STAGE 1
SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS CERTIFICATE

Snowboarding at The Remarkables This is an English course specifically designed to prepare candidates for the Technical Snowboarding English component of the NZSIA (New Zealand Snowboard Instructors Alliance) Stage I Examination. The course focuses on the essential elements of English that candidates require for the Stage I Snowboard Instructors Examination.

For further details, please contact your agent or ABC College of English.

ENGLISH FOR NZSIA STAGE 1 SKI INSTRUCTORS CERTIFICATE
 
Course Duration: 5 weeks
Course Times: 1600-1800pm (Monday, Ednesday and Friday
Maximum Class Size: 8 Students
Minimum Class Size: 4 Students
Conditions: English Level - Pre Intermediate

Skiing at Coronet Peak

This is a course specifically designed to prepare candidates for the Technical Skiing English component of the NZSIA (New Zealand Ski Instructors Alliance) Stage 1 Examination. The course focuses on the essential elements of English that candidates require for the Stage 1 Ski Instructors Examination.

Please contact ABC College of English for course commencement date. ABC College of English can arrange Ski Lessons (Group or Private) with Coronet Peak Ski School as an optional extra.
 


ENGLISH + ACTIVITIES

0900 - 1200: English Class (15 Hours / Week )
Activities: 3 times a week

This course combines classroom and activity learning. The morning programme is 3 hours of English study in class and the afternoon involves students in a selected activity in which they can use their English in fun and interesting situations.

Activities are on Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday afternoons and are selected from the list below:

Jetboating Farm Visits Sightseeing Tours
Horse Riding Golf River Rafting *
Gondola Ride Kiwi Bird Park Visit Arrowtown Visit
Underwater world Sailing Museum Visit
Garden Tour Lake Cruise Mini Golf
Museum Visit Local Artist & Craft Tour Wilderness Tour
4WD (Skippers Canyon, Macetown, Seffertown) Historic Goldmining Settlement Visit Luge
Iceskating Paraflying * Bungy Jumping *
Mountain Biking Skiing / Snowboarding Wine Tour *
Nature Walks Tennis Parapenting *

Black = Winter only     Red = Summer only
* Special conditions apply. Please contact ABC for further information.

 


ENGLISH + GOLF
 
Golf at Kelvin Heights
0900-1200:
 
English Class Monday - Friday
(15 Hours / Week)
1300: Golf at Frankton or Kelvin Heights
Golf Course 3 times a week
Price Includes:
 
  • English Lessons
  • Transport from Queenstown to
        Frankton or Kelvin Heights G.C
  • Green Fees (3 Times a week)
  • Half Club set, Golfballs, Tees
  • Check in assistance on first day 

  • 50+ PROGRAMME

    Escape the winter and enjoy the summer in New Zealand!

    During the New Zealand summer (October to March), ABC College of English 50+ Programme offers the senior age group the opportunity to learn English and experience New Zealand's spectacular natural scenery and New Zealand's culture. Our special senior course combines a special English programme with a variety of scenic and cultural activities.

    For further course details, please contact your agent or ABC College of English. 


    F E E S   A R E   S H O W N   I N   N E W   Z E A L A N D   D O L L A R S


     

    COURSE FEES  (ALL PRICES shown in NZ$ INCLUDE GST 12.5% where applicable) VALID 01 January  - 31 December 2003

    GENERAL ENGLISH 
    (Start any Monday) Price per week
    @ 2-6weeks 7|12weeks 13 + weeks
    Full Timei0900-1200, 1330-1530 25hours/week) $360.00 $345.00 $325.00
    Full Time   ** Summer Time only $320.00 $310.00 $300.00
    Part Time-Morning only(0900-1200 15hours/week) $250.00 $235.00 $225.00
    Part Time-Afternoon onlyi1330-1530  10hours/week) $165.00 $155.00 $145.00

    ** Summer time Full time English Course. Fee valid for study between
    1st January - 31st May & 6th October - 31st December 2003 only

    EXAMINATION PREPARATION COURSES (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge & Pitman)  
    Full Time                           0900 - 1200, 1330 - 1530  (25 hours/week)
    Course Duration:             10 weeks.                                     
    Entry Level:                       Intermediate
    Course start Dates:
    IELTS: 13 January ( 9 weeks), 24 March, 22 September

    TOEFL: 3 March, 7 July, 11 August
    Cambridge FCE: 6 January (9 weeks), 24 March, 22 September
    Pitmans ESOL: 13 January, 24 March, 22 September
    $365.00/week
    WORKING HOLIDAY ENGLISH COURSE
    Full Time                           0900 - 1200, 1330 - 1530  (25 hours/ week)
    Course Duration:             2-4 weeks.

    Entry Level:                       Pre-Intermediate
    Course start dates:
    First Monday of every month
    $365.00/week
    ENGLISH PLUS
     
    ENGLISH + SKI/SNOWBOARDING  ( 9 June to 19 September 2003)
    Option 1 

    En
    glish Study             0900-1200 Monday - Friday

    Ski/Snowboarding    1300-1600 Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday
      $510.00/week
    Option 2 

    English Study             09:00-1200 Monday- Friday 

    Ski/Snowboarding    1300-1600 Monday- Friday
     $630.00/week
    Lift Passes and return transport from ABC College of English to Coronet Peak Ski area are included.
    Coronet Peak ski area is only a 20-25 minute drive from ABC College of English.
    ENGLISH +  ACTIVITIES
    English Study             0900-12:00 Monday- Friday 
    Activities                      3 afternoons per week
    Course Duration:      2-4 weeks.                                           Start any Monday
     
     $510.00/week
    ENGLISH +  GOLF (October - May) @
    English Study             0900-1200 Monday- Friday
    Golf                              3 afternoons per week:
    Course Duration:      1- 4 weeks.                                          Start any Monday

    Green fees, equipment hire and return transport from ABC to the golf course is included 

     
    $510.00/week

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    OTHER TUITION, COURSES AND FEES

    Private lessons $50.00/hour
    1-1 Business English $50.00/hour
    English Preparation Courses for Ski & Snowboard Instructor Certificates
    1600- 1800pm  (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
    Course Duration: 5 weeks  
    Course start Date: 28th July 2003
    Entry Level: Lower Intermediate

     
    $750.00/course
    Group Courses (October-May)

    ABC College of English offers special group courses for seniors, sports groups and secondary schools
    Please contact the ABC College of English for details of Group Courses offered

     
    ENROLMENT FEE ( paid once only)
    ACCOMMODATION FINDING FEE (paid once only)
    MEET & GREET FEE (Queenstown airport)

    HOMESTAY FEE ( 7 nights 8 days )@@
    (2 meals weekdays and 3 meals weekends and National holidays)@@
    $150.00
    $130.00
    $60.00
    $190.00/week

    Course fees cover a comprehensive placement test, orientation programme, the cost of English tuition, course materials, use of classroom equipment, our guidance and counselling service, coffee/ tea and student email access.
    We provide a free working holiday support programme for students enrolled at ABC College of English.
    Course fees are calculated in complete weeks and any part of a week is counted as a full week.
    No compensation is given for national holidays when the college is closed.
    The cost of the Examination fees is not included in the course fees.
    Examination fees for 2003 are: IELTS NZ$245, Cambridge FCE NZ$260 Pitman ESOL NZ$90 TOEFL US$130.
    Cost of living in Queenstown. On average, students coming to Queenstown should budget between $100-$150 per week for entertainment, lunches and bus fares etc. This amount is over and above the cost of their homestay accommodation.

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