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Language and Education

Our courses include English and Japanese from certificate to degree level. We also offer adult education and train teachers to teach at tertiary level.

Our Japanese language tutors understand the practices required to immerse yourself in another language and use a diverse set of techniques to ensure you meet your proficiency goals.

The Humanities facilities are located at our Madras Street Campus in Christchurch.

NB: If you’re still at high school, a Dual Enrolment programme at Ara can equip you with skills while you continue your education at school. Find out more here.

Adult education: Educators working in an adult learning environment can extend their ability to understand peoples' individual learning styles and boost their teaching skills. Gain a qualification in tertiary learning and teaching or develop a career in literacy and numeracy education and further your passion for working with and supporting others to achieve their goals.

English language teaching: For those learning to teach English in New Zealand or overseas, our tutors have a wide industry experience and access to the latest research and methods. At Ara Institute of Canterbury, we tailor our English language teaching programmes to suit individual situations and learning styles, incorporating practical learning options.

International languages: In addition to professional language programmes in Japanese at certificate and degree level. Our language tutors are native speakers and our multicultural campus provides further opportunities to talk with native speakers.

Learning English: For those intending to live, work or study in New Zealand, or simply wishing to learn or improve their English skills, we offer short courses, certificate and diploma level courses in English, designed to quickly improve your grasp of the English language.

We have up to date language laboratories and operate a modern Language Self Assessment Centre (LSAC) where you can come to practise and improve your English. Our language resources are considerable and include:

  • CD Roms and DVDs
  • Audio labs
  • Multimedia computer facilities

Our graduates succeed locally and globally, whether working with international hotels, restaurants or global businesses. An Ara Institute of Canterbury qualification gives employers a clear signal that you have the skills and practical experience to contribute to the workplace from day one.

Employers both here and overseas know that with an Ara Institute of Canterbury qualification highlighted on your CV you can successfully converse in social and business situations.

Workforce restrictions apply for those employed in sectors working with children. See the full workforce restrictions.

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