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NTA English Academy

Co-Ed / Tertiary

The National Trade Academy (NTA) has offered vocational training since 2000, and from 2004 we have offered courses to international students in the agricultural and equine fields. As many of our international students do not speak English as their first language, we now provide English language courses for the benefit of current and future students.

All NTA English Academy courses are taught by experienced, highly-skilled teachers with both tertiary and internationally-recognised TESOL qualifications. The school offers programmes including: English for General and Academic purposes, after-school and school holiday programmes, high school preparation for school-aged students, and English for exam purposes. All of our English programmes will assist students who wish to maximise their English potential and/or prepare for any one of a number of international examinations in English.

In addition, our unique “English Plus” programmes make us stand out from other English schools. We offer a variety of courses combining English study with training in land-based skills, including horticulture, agriculture, viticulture and horse riding. Students receive focussed language instruction at our new city campus part of the week and enjoy practical training in their chosen field at our parent school, The National Trade Academy, on McLeans Island Road, only 30 minutes’ drive from the city. Clearly, in these courses you enjoy the best of both worlds.

NTA English Academy is dedicated to providing a positive, warm, and friendly environment in which students can learn English quickly and feel safe.




English for general and academic purposes for both young and mature learners, aged from 11 – 40 and over.

Highly experienced, qualified, and friendly teachers assist students to maximise their English learning potential and upgrade their English to enable them to communicate effectively

Our unique “English Plus” programmes, including English plus Horse Riding, English plus Horticulture and English plus viticulture

Small class sizes enable students to have good engagement with teachers

Modern interior designed classrooms and facilities

Walking distance to popular places in Christchurch, such as City Library, Museum, cafes and shops

A supportive environment and friendly staff

Competitive fee structure

Free Wi-Fi Internet access at the language school

We can provide a smooth transition between a student’s former schooling and the New Zealand Education system

We will introduce students to specialised vocabulary used in high school and assist students to adapt to the expectation and culture of New Zealand

Student Numbers

International Students: 55

Total Number Students: 55


Eric Wang
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