32 hours (16 classes).
Each course runs over eight weeks. Each course has classes on Monday AND Wednesdays 7 - 9 PM
The English Advanced course has a strong focus on spoken fluency. The course book is New English File Advanced which contains meaningful and motivating contexts and topics. Advanced grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation are covered, as well as listening, reading and writing skills, NZ slang and culture.
Maximum class size 16 students. Average class size is 12 students.
NZ citizens and permanent migrants: $20 plus course books $95. This course fee is subsidised by the Tertiary Education Commission and conditions apply.
Temporary migrants: $280 plus course books $95. If you are awarded a residency 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 fully subsidised course fees but will need to buy course books. Please contact the office for more information.
To enrol, please contact the office:
Please tell us the following information:
Note: if you are enrolling in this general English course as a New Zealand citizen or permanent migrant, you may also qualify for a free conversation class. Conditions apply. 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 can agree to the following conditions:
If you are unable to agree to all these conditions, please contact the office to discuss your situation.
The books used on this course are English File Third Edition Advanced Student's Book and English File Third Edition Advanced Workbook. You must have these books to participate in the class. The price of these books is $95.
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
English for Business and English Conversation Club Intermediate to Upper Intermediate
From May 2019:
My teacher for the advance(d) course was Cathie. She was very professional and friendly. I truly enjoyed to be a part of her English classes. There was actually a certain point where I felt that the advance(d) course was too intensive for me, but Cathie helped me to concentrate and then take my English to the next stage. Her type of teaching helps a lot to improve my English. She was given me a significant boost, allowing me to develop a more native English convers(at)ion as well as make much softer my “really Russian accent” I’m not shy any more to talk to people and demonstrate my English knowledge.
I have already referred a couple friends of mine to Selwyn College and Cathie’s classes.
Thank you very much Cathie I’m appreciate all of your help.
All the best and I will see you soon at the term 3
Warm regards, Natalia G