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Alpha Educational Institute
Christchurch, New Zealand


School Profile
Alpha Educational Institute (Alpha) is a smaller, specialist English Language School, located in suburban Christchurch. Alpha opened in 1995. Alpha specialises in quality programmes for adults and teenagers and younger learners. Our courses are taught by experienced, highly-skilled teachers with both tertiary and internationally-recognised TESOL qualifications. We can enrol students from the age of 8 – 80, and we offer personalised pastoral care! We have short-term group programmes, longer-term school preparation programmes, general courses, academic and exam preparation programmes and also teacher training courses. We have something for everybody!
Kathryn Thorne, B.Sc., PG Dip. Tchg., Trinity CertTESOL, PG Dip. SLT
Director, Director of Studies

Adult Programmes
Full-time Intensive English –General Focus
Part-time Intensive English – General Focus
Full-time Intensive English – Academic Focus
Part-time Intensive English – Academic Focus
Exam preparation classes – IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL
TESOL Teacher Training together with CLTi
One-to-One Private tuition
Short-term group programmes

Teenage Programmes
Full-time School Preparation Programmes
Short-term full-time Intensive English
School Holiday Theme Programmes
After-School-Tuition Programmes
One-to-One Private Tuition
Short-term English plus Activity Group Programmes



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Alpha Educational Institute
8 Bishopdale Court PO Box 20211 Bishopdale
Christchurch 8543 New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 359 1525
Fax: +64 3 359 1535
Contact via E-mail
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