For those who generally speak with confidence and accuracy but need to develop fluency and the use of idiomatic English. Course fee includes Student's Book and Workbook. Maximum class size 14 students. NZ citizens and those with residency class visas: A government-subsidised course fee of $240 will apply. A minimum of 80% attendance is required. Those with Visitor, Work, Student or other visas: A course fee of $387 will apply. Please continue reading below the course dates for more information.
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New Zealand citizens, those with residency class visas and refugees are given priority for places on this course. We welcome other students when there are places available.
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New Zealand citizens and those with residency class visas
The course fee for NZ citizens and those with residency class visas is $240 (including Student's Book and Workbook). This course is subsidised by the New Zealand Government via the Tertiary Education Commission. Conditions for enrolling in this course:
If you are unable to agree to all these conditions, please contact the office to discuss your situation.
Note: if you are enrolling in this general English course as a New Zealand citizen or resident, you may also qualify for a free conversation class. Conditions apply. Please contact the office for more information. Enrolments for conversation courses close two weeks before courses start.
If you have refugee status, you may qualify for a free course. You will need to buy a Student's Book ($55) and Workbook ($40). Please contact the office for more information. Enrolments close two weeks before courses start.
Non-Residents (Visitor Visa, Student Visa, Work Visa)
We welcome those with other types of visa where there are spaces available. The unsubsidised course fee is $387.00 (including Student's Book and Workbook). Two weeks before courses start we will confirm whether or not your application is successful.
Change of Residency Status
If you are awarded a residency visa while you are studying with us, please let us know. You may qualify for a fee rebate.
The books provided for this course are English File Third edition Student Upper Intermediate Student's Book and English File Third Edition Upper Intermediate Workbook. The cost of these books is included in your course fee. If you already have these books, we can reduce your course fee.
Level 1 Elementary (not Beginners): For those who know a little English. Learn basic grammar, commonly used English words and phrases, practise pronunciation, learn to listen better, increase your confidence dealing with English speakers.
Level 2 Pre-Intermediate: For those who can understand and use simple English in everyday situations. Increase your confidence in understanding and being understood in English.
Level 3 Intermediate: For those who can usually understand native English speakers and can make themselves understood in familiar situations. Develop your confidence, increase your vocabulary and correct any common mistakes.
Level 4 Upper Intermediate: For those who generally speak with confidence and accuracy but need to develop fluency and the use of idiomatic English.
Level 5 Advanced: For those who are fluent in most contexts, but would like support in more specific or challenging areas of English.
English: general English - reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar and vocabulary.
Conversation: focus on speaking and listening to gain fluency.
Academic IELTS Preparation: review academic vocabulary, practise answering examination questions.
General IELTS: Preparation for the General IELTS examination
Business English: learn the vocabulary of business in English through common business tasks.