AEI wants to wish all our students and agents and their families a Wonderful Holiday season and a safe and Happy New Years. Please be advised that our Auckland and Christchurch Campuses will be closed from 5pm on the 22nd December and will re-open again on the 8th January 2018. In the event of an emergency for either the Auckland or Christchurch Campus please contact 021 303 133. Thank you for all your support over the last year and we look forward to welcoming our students back to study with us in 2018
Alpha Educational Institute (AEI) was started 1995, in Christchurch city. We have a proud history of 21 years! A lot of changes have happened in Alpha. One of the biggest changes is that we have moved just from our old Bishopdale campus to a wonderful new Campus at 19 Sheffield Crescent.
Our new campus is positioned on the corner of Sir William Pickering Drive and Sheffield Crescent, in the Canterbury Technology Park, Burnside. We are very close to the Christchurch International Airport, which only lies two kilometres to our west. We also have lots of “Great Neighbours”, such as Jade World, The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, The Airways Corporation, Vodafone, Fulton Hogan, ECan, The Bank of New Zealand, MYOB and BDO. The Residential suburb of Burnside has many new homes and wonderful homestays and Nunweek Park is only a few minutes away. Our campsite is well-serviced by good bus routes. This location is very convenient for students!
Our new campus is much more spacious and bright; every classroom has very good natural lighting and the sun stream into all the classrooms. Our aim is always to provide students with a great environment and make they feel comfortable and able to study well to reach their goals!
Nina has been our wonderful Administration Manager for nearly two years. We all love her.
Now Nina is leaving because she is pregnant! Her first baby is due to be born any day now! The lovely Kathryn, our principal, is making a farewell speech and the staff and students are also saying ‘Thank you’ to Nina and joining the farewell party!
I am very happy that I choose AEI to study my Diploma programme. I have the opportunity to study with various and very supportive teachers. The environment here is sociable and many of my friends have become brothers and sisters. Besides to have the opportunity to be part of the staff that always are willing to help.
I am pleased with the learning atmosphere and professional teachers here at AEI, which is a great help for in-depth language learning. The active classroom atmosphere is certainly the biggest highlight, and the personalized education concept that makes AEI become outstanding.
I spent 17 weeks at AEI attending the High School Preparation course. It was a great experience and I learnt some high school subjects and New Zealand culture, as well as English. The lessons were very various and useful for my next step, which is to attend a local high school. All the staff and teachers are kind, friendly and supportive. I highly recommend AEI to all who are thinking to come to New Zealand for study.
Alpha Educational Institute is a place with friendly atmosphere and good combination of studies and leisure. Facilitators are quite enthusiastic and are ready to help and to give advice. Administrative staff always come up with new ideas and organise free-time activities for students really well. It’s a pleasure to study in a place with such a nice team!
I am really enjoying the school time here at AEI, the teachers are amazing, they explain very well, and they make it simple to the students to learn and enjoy. the building as the facilities are great as well. I do recommend the school to everyone who wants to learn English.
Studying at AEI was one of the best experiences that I have had in my life: a year full of learning, new friends and discipline. The school has an excellent academic level, its teachers and equipment make it a good environment, friendly to all.