7 Best language schools in Christchurch (ranked based on student reviews)

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

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.7/5.0


Rating: 3.3/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 3.7/5.0


Rating: 4.7/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0

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Interesting 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!
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Key Facts about Christchurch

Population:   364,000
Time zone: +22h. (GMT +12)
Region: Canterbury, Christchurch City
Currency: NZD (1 NZD = 0.6446 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA can travel and study a language course up to 18 hours a week and for a maximum of 90 days without a full visa. It is just necessary to apply online for an ESTA card (Electronic System for Travel Authorization). Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (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
  • Student price index excluding rent:80* (20% cheaper than New York)
  • Student 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): 6.87 NZD
    (14% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type I
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Weather in Christchurch

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What to do in Christchurch

Canterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum
International Antarctic Centre
International Antarctic Centre
Cathedral Square
Cathedral Square
Christchurch Gondola & Tramway
Christchurch Gondola & Tramway
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Public transportation in Christchurch

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FAQ about schools in Christchurch

  • Christchurch College of English has received the best overall rating in Christchurch.
  • Christchurch College of English, located in Solway Avenue 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 Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency, IELTS, CELTA.
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