Timaru, gateway to the lakes and mountains of the South island, is an ideal place to learn to speak fluent English. It is an attractive, safe coastal city situated on rolling hill country at the southern end of the Canterbury Plains. It has excellent sporting, cultural and recreational facilities and lies within two hours of Christchurch city and international airport.
Small classes and high quality teaching. The Institute is centrally located and is close to shops, cafés, restaurants, banks, bakeries, bars, post office, library, cinemas, theatres and sporting and recreational facilities. We use modern methods and materials and have comfortable classrooms. There is a student lounge with pool table, an equipped kitchen and coffee and tea making facilities. We offer recreational and social activities, provide a free counselling service for students, arrange weekend activities and assist with travel arrangements.
All teaching staff at the English language school in Timaru New Zealand are highly-qualified professionals, supported by experienced administrators. They provide a friendly and stimulating learning environment and achieve outstanding results. Textbooks and learning resources are carefully selected to ensure that students find their studies stimulating and enjoyable.
We offer General English, Examination Courses (TOEFL, IELTS etc), Business English, High School Preparation, One-to-One Tuition, English with Golf or Skiing and Combined English and 'Discover New Zealand' Travel Programmes.
While attending the English language school, you will be living in Timaru, a city ideally situated to visit some of the most beautiful places in New Zealand. Snow covered mountains, with plenty of opportunity for skiing or snowboarding, crystal clear lakes and rivers, bush walks, rafting, jet-boating or just relaxing. Timaru has two public swimming pools, three golf courses, tennis courts, rugby, soccer, hockey, basketball, badminton, table tennis, netball, yachting, softball, rifle-shooting, and ten-pin bowling.
In order to maintain linguistic and cultural continuity, students are placed with one of our local, carefully selected host families on a full-board (all meals) basis. They have their own room with a desk and all laundry is taken care of. Host families provide an excellent opportunity for students to practice their English with a New Zealand family. Other accommodation options are available, including bed and breakfast, motels, hotels or a private apartment.
There are daily bus and train services to Christchurch and Dunedin. Timaru airport has direct flights to Christchurch and Wellington, with connections to Auckland, all other New Zealand airports and internationally.