Best language schools in Queenstown (ranked based on student reviews)

Find the best English school in Queenstown at the lowest price


Rating: 4.3

4.310 reviews

Rating: 4.4

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.5

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School accredited by English New Zealand School accredited by NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority)

The school is located on the top floor of the shopping building in central Queenstown. There are shops and a food court in the same building and the bus stop is right outside the entrance.... More

Course Categories (7)Accommodation (2)Facilities (15)
General English (Morning/Part Time) - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
930NZD 896NZD
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Rating: 5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 5.0

Leisure program
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School accredited by Education NZ (Education New Zealand) School accredited by English New Zealand

ABC College of English is located in the heart of Queenstown, a great place to have an unforgettable learning experience. It's only a couple of minutes walk from the bus station and main... More

Course Categories (13)Accommodation (2)Facilities (17)
Part-Time Course Morning - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
910NZD 877NZD
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Queenstown

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 10 reviews

The location because I lived at a friend's house next to the school
I am retired 60 years old and when I arrived I was the only one and I was accepted it was my apprehension in the second week of other retired women arrived so the integration went very well

12 February 2018
Course: General English (Morning/Part Time) - 4 weeks
Student age: 108 years

Marie Claire
New Caledonia

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 10 reviews

Central location.
Just ok school. At least for the time being, the school has no ability to provide the student with individual teaching based on individual needs, for example writing or listening comprehension training, but the studies progress according to the level of placement the student has placed

26 December 2017
Course: General English (Full Time) - 1 week
Student age: 29 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 10 reviews

It is a small school and therefore there is a family atmosphere. Excellent teachers and very enjoyable classes. Probably the best school I've ever known, and I have known a few ...

8 September 2014
Course: Combo - Full Time - 4 weeks
Student age: 38 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 10 reviews

Very nice people and excellent location.

29 October 2012
Course: General English (Full Time) - 3 weeks
Student age: 30 years

Pablo Isidoro

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 10 reviews

People and kindness
The city, the people, I liked it so much that I will return in the future, is an activity a life, a relaxation that I love!

1 December 2009
Course: Combo - Full Time - 3 weeks
Student age: 26 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 10 reviews

the relationship between teachers and students.

5 May 2009
Course: General English (Morning/Part Time) - 8 weeks
Student age: 28 years


Key Facts about Queenstown

Queenstown: Queenstown is known for its stunning scenery, wide range of activities and renowned warm welcome. The city is surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu. The natural beauty and the unique energy of the region create the perfect backdrop for visitors that crave adventure, discovery and rejuvenation.

Population: 11,000

Time zone: +22h. (GMT +12)

Region: Otago, Queenstown-Lakes District

Currency: NZD (1 NZD = 0.6580 USD)

Queenstown quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5

4.5 (11 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: January

Low season: December

Average course price per week: 352 NZD

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (New Zealand average):6.43 NZD (26% cheaper than in USA)
    Mains electricity:
    • Plug Type I
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

    Arrival Airport

    Queenstown (ZQN) - 6 km. from Queenstown city center

    Public transportation to city center:

    Every 15 minutes, 8,00 NZD, 15 minutes.

    Main stops: Queenstown Airport, Garden Court

    Taxi: 34 NZD, 10 minutes drive to city center of Queenstown

    Direct international flights from:
    • Australia: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne Tullamarine, Sydney Kingsford Smith

    Events in QueenstownBest time to take a language course in Queenstown

    International Marathon
    International Marathon

    21 November 2020This marathon event has options for everybody! Ranging from 3 to 42 km, people can enjoy a nice workout exploring one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth.

    What to do in Queenstown

    Queenstown Gardens
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    Skyline Gondola
    Skyline Gondola
    St Peter's Anglican Church
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      FAQ about schools in Queenstown

    • 877NZD for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Queenstown. The average cost of a language course in Queenstown is 395NZD per week.
    • Students rated the activity program at ABC College of English as the best.
    • ABC College of English has received the best overall rating in Queenstown.
    • Language Schools New Zealand, located in Level 2, Dart House, Remarkables Park Centre has been voted as the school with the best location in Queenstown.
    • ABC College of English was rated highest for quality of teaching.
    • 'Homestay (18+)' at Language Schools New Zealand is the best rated accommodation in Queenstown.
    • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for New Zealand is 9 weeks.
    • Students rated Queenstown with 4.5 stars out of 5.
    • In Queenstown electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type I.
    • Best airport to arrive to in Queenstown is Queenstown (6.2 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Queenstown.
    • In Queenstown the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business Group.

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