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Learn English

To apply for our programmes, please phone the office on 377 3141 or email us to make an appointment.
You must bring your passport or travel document to your appointment.

English Language Groups

Learn Kiwi English in a group for a few hours each week. All English levels.
Learn more about English Language Groups.
Contact us by email or phone 377 3141.

2018 term dates

Term 1  09/02/18 – 13/04/18 (Please note there will be no classes in Riccarton on Friday 16/02)
Term 2   30/04/18 – 29/06/18
Term 3   23/07/18 – 21/09/18
Term 4  15/10/18 – 14/12/18

Elementary – Lower Intermediate 
Monday 10am-12 noon, Riccarton

Lower Intermediate
Tuesday 10am -12 noon, Riccarton

English Writing Skills
Tuesday 9.30am-2pm, Phillipstown (30 minute lunch break)

Wednesday 10 am-12 noon, Phillipstown

Higher Intermediate
Thursday 10am-12 noon, Riccarton

Friday 10am-12 noon, Riccarton

Bilingual Beginner (Mandarin/English)
Friday 10am-12 noon, Riccarton

Mother and Child
Friday 10am-12 noon, Addington

ESOL Home Tutoring

Free lessons in your home with a trained volunteer tutor. 1-2 hours each week. Learn English for your daily life in New Zealand. For residents.
Learn more about ESOL Home Tutoring.
Contact us by email or phone 377 3141. 

English for Employees

Free classes for people who have a job (full-time, part-time, casually/seasonally or self-employed). Improve your workplace English. 2-3 hours per week at a time that suits your working life. All English levels.
Learn more about English for Employees.
Contact us by email or phone 377 3141.

Work Talk

Looking for work in New Zealand? 

  • Intensive, four-week course (12 hours per week) 
  • Learn how to approach employers
  • Learn to tailor your CV for specific job applications
  • Prepare and practise for job interviews 
  • Develop your professional networking skills
  • English level - Intermediate and above (confident users of English) 
  • Qualified teachers, small classes

Contact us by email or phone 377 3141.

'Living Well in Christchurch' Literacy Classes

(Christchurch centre's name for the "ESOL Literacy" Programme)

We run three, free literacy classes in partnership with Christchurch Resettlement Services.  These classes are for learners who went to school in their home country for fewer than 6 years.  The classes are held in Riccarton Avenue.  All learners must be residents and registered with the centre.  Learners need to visit our centre to register.

Term 1 07/02/18 – 12/04/18  (No classes Monday 02/04 and Tuesday 03/04)

Term 2 30/04/18 – 05/07/17 (No classes Monday 04/06 and Thursday 14/06)

Term 3 23/07/18 – 20/09/18

Term 4 15/10/18 – 06/12/18

Connecting Cultures issue 15, article on our programme: Action-based partnerships 
Learners featured for New Zealand Sign Language Week: Press article May 2010 
Contact us by email or phone 377 3141. 

ESOL Intensive

Learn English fast. Free for residents. Study up to 18 hours a week. Learn English for work and everyday life.
Courses from Beginner level
Learn more about ESOL Intensive

English for Migrants

For adults who paid for English language tuition through the New Zealand Immigration Service. Lessons in your home with a qualified English teacher.
Learn more about English for Migrants.
Contact us by email or phone 377 3141. 


Just moved to Christchurch? Here's the City Council's Migrants Guide to Christchurch