Yeah. Nah. Sweet! Eh. It's raining cats and dogs. She'll be right! Join Cathie for a fun weekend course (over two days) to understand idiomatic Kiwi English. Suitable for Intermediate level English learners and higher.
2023 course date 25 - 26 November 2023 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM both days. Bring your lunch. (September course was cancelled).
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.
This two day intensive course is for those with English as a second language. We welcome Intermediate to Advanced speakers of English to this workshop. Yeah. Nah. Eh. Marmite and jandals. She'll be right! Join Cathie for a fun session to understand idiomatic Kiwi English. General English slang and expressions will also be included e.g. 'it’s raining cats and dogs'.
Maximum class size 12 students.
NZ citizens and permanent migrants: $25. This course fee is subsidised by the Tertiary Education Commission and conditions apply.
Temporary migrants: $140. 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 or visitor visas, and refugees. To qualify, registrants should be over the age of 16 years and 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 visa
Refugee: student has been personally granted refugee status in NZ.
From August 2022:
The course have been a beauty. A lot of new idioms and Kiwi slang with visual and verbal expression and lovely friendly atmosphere. Cathie is a real treasure in Kiwi speak. In my 8 years experience with English teachers in NZ Cathie is the best. Thank you very much! Svetla, Bulgaria.
I had a great time from your class … If you want me to score … the class from 1 to 10. I will put it on 10. Thanks for your teaching and time with us. Regards Vivian, China.
I enjoyed learning from you. I am learning keen as kiwi slang. Thank you. Young Un, Korea.
I am glad I have taken the 2 days course. The course is sweet as, good as gold, beauty, and definitely, choice! Best regards Yu, China.