Ara Institute of Canterbury is the largest institute of technology in the South Island. Established in 1906 the Institute is one of NZ’s most diverse government tertiary institutions. Ara offers a wide variety of quality qualifications, including post graduate diplomas, graduate diplomas, bachelor degrees, diplomas, foundation and English Language programmes. The School of English at Ara is highly regarded and offers a wide range of English language courses and is a centre for English Language examinations including IELTS, OET, and Cambridge. Our excellent student support services include advisors who speak Korean.