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4 English Language Schools in Christchurch - Ranking 2023


Christchurch language school ranking based on student ratings - 4 schools

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Christchurch ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Christchurch


Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Christchurch
22 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Christchurch

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.7/5.0


Rating: 3.5/5.0


Rating: 4.5/5.0


Rating: 3.5/5.0


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Rating: 4.5/5.0

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Christchurch

Christchurch College of English

Very professional, good covered, friendly, open-minded teacher.

11 April 2023
Course: General English Day (full time) - 4 weeks
Student age: 60 years


Rating: 5

| 5 reviews

Information about Christchurch

Why Christchurch? Christchurch is the biggest city in the South island and often described as New Zealand´s garden city. With the largest International airport on the island, it is an excellent entry point as well as a great base to explore all the island has to offer. The city is easy to explore by foot or bike, with lots of restaurants, shopping malls and bars to keep you entertained. It is hard to miss Hagley Park, a huge piece of land to the west of the city, which is used for a variety of activities throughout the year and boasts a fascinating botanical garden. Don't forget to make time for a trip up the Port Hills for breathtaking views of the city - perfect for a sunset selfie!
Population:   364,000
Time zone: +22h. (GMT +12)
Region: Canterbury, Christchurch City
Currency: NZD (1 NZD = 0.6141 USD)
Visa: You can travel and study a language course for a limited number of hours a week just applying for the visa waiver programme online. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions. Fees will be applicable to enter the country. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of New Zealand in your country. List of embassies and consulates of New Zealand on the official website - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand.
High season: October
Low season: May
Average course price per week (High season): 312 NZD
Average course price per week (Low season): 355 NZD
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 80* (20% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index including rent: 55* (45% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:74* (26% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (New Zealand average): 7.21 NZD
    (14% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type I
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
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Best time to take a language course in Christchurch
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Canterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum
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FAQ about courses in Christchurch

  • Christchurch College of English has received the best overall rating in Christchurch.
  • Christchurch College of English, located in Solway Avenue, Ilam has been voted as the school with the best location in Christchurch.
  • Students rated Christchurch with 4.3 stars out of 5.
  • In Christchurch the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business English Private.
  • Schools in Christchurch offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TOEFL, Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced, IELTS, CELTA, TELC.
  • We work with private language schools, which usually don't require students to provide specific documents or meet specific requirements.
    Some courses usually require a higher level of language, as you can see from the course description.
    Susan Wang, Language Travel Consultant Chinese from LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 03, 2023

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