ABC College

By: Nzsc  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: English Language, English Courses, Reading and Writing

ABC College of English

ABC College of English is a boutique English language school in Queenstown, New Zealand.
We provide first class English language tuition in General English, Business English, Cambridge and IELTS Examination preparation, English + Work Placement, English + Activities, English + Golf and English + Ski/Snowboarding programmes.
With its spectacular natural scenery, year round outdoor adventure activities, safe, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, ABC College of English, Queenstown is the place to study English and enjoy the best that New Zealand has to offer.

GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES
GENERAL ENGLISH FULL TIME:

Full Time : 9:00 – 12:00 / 13:30 -15:30 (25 hours / week)
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks
Start Date: Any Monday
GENERAL ENGLISH PART TIME/ Mornings only:
Part Time: 9:00 – 12:00 (15 hours / week)
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks
Start Date: Any Monday
GENERAL ENGLISH PART TIME/ Afternoons only:
Part Time: 1:30 – 3:30 (10 hours / week)
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks
Start Date: Any Monday
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.
Our General English Afternoon classes focus on the major communicative functions and language used in everyday spoken English and the development of English language 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 (average 6 students per class) ensure that each student has the optimum opportunity to improve their Communicative English Skills.

Sample Timetable: General English Full Time Course (9:00-12:00 & 1:30-3:30)

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EXAMINATION PREPARATION COURSES
TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Students undertake the General English morning class and the afternoon class focuses on specific TOEFL examination skill development.

Full Time : 9:00 – 12:00 / 13:30 -15:30 (25 hours / week)
Course Duration: 12 weeks
Class size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 8 students per class
English entry level: Intermediate.
IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems)

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Full Time : 9:00 – 12:00 / 13:30 -15:30 (25 hours / week)
Course Duration: 12 week preparation courses for both the Academic and General English Modules of the IELTS Examination.
Class size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 8 students per class
English entry Level : Intermediate.
CAMBRIDGE Examination: First Certificate in English (FCE)

Students undertake the General English morning class and the afternoon class focuses on specific examination skill development for the Cambridge FCE Exam.

Full Time : 9:00 – 12:00 / 13:30 -15:30 (25 hours / week)
Course Duration: 12 weeks
Class size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 8 students per class
English entry Level : Intermediate.
City + Guilds ESOL Examinations
(Basic, Elementary, Intermediate, Higher Intermediate, Advanced)

ABC College is a registered City + Guilds Examination Centre.

Examinations are open to students studying on any of our courses.

Exam Timetable: 1st Saturday of every 2nd month

BUSINESS ENGLISH COURSE

This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of those who wish to develop effective English skills in the areas of business communication.
This course is offered on a 1 : 1 basis and can be taken in conjunction with a Part Time General English Course.

Course Duration: Tailor Made
Course Start Date: Any Monday
English Entry Level: Intermediate
Sample of Course Content

Informal vs Formal letters (layout / use of elided forms / phraseology)

Writing Business Letters – Letters of Complaint / Application / Confirmation / Request

Effective Writing Skills (Organisation / Cohesion etc.)

Producing and Evaluating Long & Short Reports

Presentations

Telephoning

Attending Meetings / Participating in Discussions

Reporting Information

Job Interviews

Social English in a Business context

ENGLISH PLUS

“Queenstown is a great place for students to study English and to find work”

Our English + Work Placement Programme offers students a full time course in General English and the assistance they need to find work.

As New Zealand ‘s premier holiday and tourist destination, Queenstown’s many hotels, restaurants and shops provide the opportunity for seasonal, short – term work within the hospitality and tourism industries.
Full Time : 9:00 – 12:00 / 13:30 -15:30 (25 hours / week)
Course Duration: 4 – 12 weeks
Course Start Date: Any Monday
English entry level: Pre Intermediate
Requirements: Valid Working Holiday visa

English Classes

General English Full Time course: 0900 – 1200 / 1330 – 1530 Monday – Friday
(25 hours per week)

Plus Work Placement

The following services are offered:
• CV preparation
• Job availability information
• Job Interview skill workshop
• IRD Tax number applications
• Arrangement of job interviews (maximum 3)

*Please note that although the ABC COLLEGE OF ENGLISH offers assistance with work placements, we are unable to guarantee work.

ENROLMENT FEE for all courses (paid once only) $200.00
GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES (start any Monday)
Full Time
Monday — Friday 0900 — 1200, 1300 — 1500 (25 hours / week)
2—5 weeks: $370.00/week
6—12 weeks: $360.00/week
13+ weeks: $330.00/week
Part Time — Morning only
Monday — Friday 0900 — 1200 (15 hours / week)
$260.00/week
Part Time — Afternoon only
Monday — Friday 1300 — 1500 (10 hours / week)
$200.00/week
EXAMINATION PREPARATION COURSES (IELTS, TOEFL & Cambridge FCE) $370.00/week
Full Time 0900 — 1200, 1300 — 1500 (25 hours / week)
Course Duration: 12 weeks
Entry Level: Intermediate
Course Start Dates:
Cambridge FCE: 5 January (9 weeks), 23 March, 14 September
IELTS: 5 January (9 weeks), 23 March, 14 September
TOEFL: 5 January (9 weeks), 23 March, 14 September
Exam Fees: IELTS $295.00, Cambridge FCE $280.00. Course material fee: $80.00
ENGLISH PLUS
ENGLISH + Work Placement $370.00/week
Full Time 0900 — 1200, 1300 — 1500 (25 hours / week)
Course Duration: 4 — 12 weeks
Course Start Dates: Any Monday
Entry Requirements: Valid Working Holiday Visa
Work Placement Fee: $200.00 (maximum 3 job interviews)
ENGLISH + ACTIVITIES $570.00/week
English Study 0900 — 1200 Monday — Friday
Activities 3 afternoons per week
Course Duration: 2 — 4 weeks
Course Start Dates: Any Monday
ENGLISH + GOLF (October — May) $570.00/week
English Study 0900 — 1200 Monday — Friday
Golf 3 afternoons per week
Course Duration: 2 — 4 weeks
Course Start Dates: Any Monday
Fee includes:— Green fees, equipment hire and return transport from ABC to the golf course
ENGLISH + SKI/SNOWBOARDING (15th June to 4th September 2009)
Course Duration: 2 — 12 weeks
Option 1 $570.00/week
English Study 0900 — 1200 Monday — Friday
Ski/Snowboarding 1300 — 1600 Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Option 2 $695.00/week
English Study 0900 — 1200 Monday — Friday
Ski/Snowboarding 1300 — 1600 Monday — Friday
• Fees include:— Lift Passes and return transport from ABC College of English to Coronet Peak Ski area.
• Rental Equipment and Ski/Snowboard lessons are available at an extra cost.
• Coronet Peak ski area is only a 20—25 minute drive from ABC College of English.

Private lessons

$60.00/hour
1—1 Business English
$60.00/hour
English Preparation Courses for Ski & Snowboard Instructor Examinations $950.00/course
Evenings 1700 — 1900pm Monday — Friday
Course Duration: 3 weeks
Course Start Date: 3 August 2008
Entry Level: Pre Intermediate
The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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