For Intermediate to Advanced level English learners.
Further classes will be scheduled when there is demand. If you wish to attend this course in the future, please notify the office of your interest.
The Part 2 workshop will run on the following dates for those who have completed this course:
This one day intensive course is for those with English as a second language. Improve your pronunciation skills in order to be more clearly understood in New Zealand. We welcome Intermediate to Advanced speakers of English to this workshop.
Learn the English sounds (phonemes):
Maximum class size 12 students.
NZ citizens and permanent migrants: $10. This course fee is subsidised by the Tertiary Education Commission and conditions apply.
Temporary migrants: $65. If you are awarded a resident visa while you are studying with us, please let us know. You may qualify for a fee rebate on your current course.
Refugees may qualify for a free course. Please contact the office for more information.
This applies to New Zealand citizens, permanent migrants and refugees
The Tertiary Education Commission offers a fee subsidy for this course to qualifying students.
NZ citizens, permanent migrants and refugees who are offered a place on this course will be offered the fee subsidy providing you agree to the following conditions:
If you are unable to agree to these conditions, please contact the office to discuss your situation.
NOTE: This course offers a course fee subsidy through funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for NZ citizen and permanent migrant adults, their partners on work visas, refugees, NZ citizen and permanent resident young people aged 16+ who are not currently enrolled in a secondary school. We need to collect extra information such as age, ethnicity, educational achievement and gender for statistical purposes. You must also provide evidence of NZ citizenship, residency or refugee status if requested. A condition of accepting a course fee subsidy is that you commit to at least 80% attendance of your course.
Permanent migrant: student holds NZ Resident Visa or NZ Permanent Resident Visa
Temporary migrant: student holds Guardian Visa, Work Visa, Student Visa, Visitor Visa or other visas
Refugee: student has been personally granted refugee status in NZ
Minimum of Intermediate level of English. Please contact the office if you need your level assessed.
I really enjoyed the Pronunciation Workshop with Cathie. It was a useful session where I could learn new things, such as phonemics, and get plenty of tips and tricks to help with our most common (English) challenges. Loved Cathie’s enthusiasm and how she kept everyone engaged through the day. Alexandre, Brazil
I highly recommend this workshop. Cathie is great! She has a lot experience as the teacher. (It) helped me with phonemes in English that do not exist in Spanish language. Gabriela, Mexico
The pronunciation course is intense but has a great quality. Cathie is very professional and makes the class enjoyable, fun and that we can all learn from it. I personally knew before attending the course that I had different problems with pronunciation, after this course helped me focus on what I should prioritise and work harder to improve my level of English. I recommend it and I am already registered and waiting for the second part of the course. Marcela, Colombia
From June 2019 workshop:
From May 2019 workshop:
From June 2018 course: "Linking and sound change is useful for me".