About Us

Why Choose Canterbury College?

Canterbury College

Canterbury College is a private training establishment founded in 1988 that provides education of the highest quality in a supportive and professional environment. Our two multi-cultural, international campuses are located in Christchurch; one in Westfield Riccarton Mall and the other in the Central City.

We Teach English

Why Canterbury College?

Learn English online and face-to-face

Over 30 years experience

Learn in Small groups

Very experienced Trainers

Free for New Zealand Residents & Citizens

Support for learners with refugee or Migrant Backgrounds

Domestic Students

Traditionally, international students have come to New Zealand to study at our friendly campuses and reach their goals with help from qualified and experienced staff, in student-centred classes. 

However, we have recently recalibrated our focus towards providing quality education, valuable skills, and opportunities to the domestic market, especially people of a refugee or migrant background.

Experienced Teachers

Our teachers and support staff are highly qualified, and many hold internationally-recognised qualifications in teaching English as a foreign language and our business diploma tutors offer expert knowledge in their fields.

Our members of staff are culturally diverse and have a wealth of experience internationally in a wide variety of disciplines. With these skills and experience, our team has created a safe and supportive learning environment, ensuring students receive ample emotional, spiritual, and physical welfare, while progressing in their studies.

Your Dream. Our Vision.

We Believe In Success of Our Students

Canterbury College’s vision is: “To be recognised as a professional provider of education and training, which actively promotes quality in education, enhances multi-cultural harmony amongst students and staff within the bi-cultural kaupapa of New Zealand.”

Canterbury College

Our Mission is:

“Whaia te matauranga he orange me koutou”

Seek after learning for the sake of your wellbeing

Canterbury College:
Free Study is Available for NZ Residents

Meet Our Partners

we Work Closely With The Following

Canterbury College is closely working with a number of government and non-profit organisations.