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Canterbury College

Canterbury College

Welcome to Canterbury College: Transformative English Language Education Since 1988.

Canterbury College is a distinguished English Language School with a rich history of providing high-quality education. We take pride in our two multicultural campuses, each offering a unique learning experience.

Our Campuses:

City Campus (Mainly for High School Aged ESOL/NESB Students)

Location: Situated in the heart of the Central City.

Accessibility: Just a one-minute walk from the Christchurch Bus Interchange.

Focus: Primarily caters to high school-aged students.

Riccarton Campus (For TEC Migrant Programmes and Mature International Students)

Location: Conveniently located on the second floor of Westfield Mall on Riccarton Road.

Focus: Tailored for students in our TEC migrant programs and mature international students.

Canterbury College Students

Our Courses and Programmes:

Specialised Courses for ESOL (English for speakers of other language) and NESB (Non-English-Speaking Background)

General English for Best Start and Best Success Courses Tailored for young ESOL and NESB students.

General English - Best Start: Designed for students before entering high school or those with low English skills.

General English - Best Success: Catering to students already enrolled in high school, with classes held during high school term breaks or after school hours.

Preparation for IELTS Course: to empower students for future challenges.

Cultural Exchange Programmes - Custom-Designed. Specialised programs crafted for large and small international groups to facilitate cultural experience.

Canterbury College




  • Intensive Literacy and Numeracy – ESOL
  • Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WLN)
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 (Applied)
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 (Academic)
  • Cultural Exchange Programme for international student groups
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Pre-purchased English Language Tuition (PELT)
  • High School Preparation English Language Support
  • Barista Training + English



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