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General English

Fun and practical lessons that strengthen all English language skills.

General English Courses are available at the following 6 levels:

  • Beginner
  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-Intermediate
  • Advanced

Fun and practical lessons that strengthen speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Class work is theme-based: activities are focused on a weekly or bi-weekly topic, usually following the English course book syllabus, so that students can develop useful vocabulary and share ideas in group discussions. English grammar and structure are introduced progressively and used in class communication activities. Students also receive cross-cultural training to help them become accustomed to New Zealand life quickly and easily. The English curriculum uses multimedia and online resources for the delivery of special interest topics and uses a mix of Kiwi and bilingual teaching at the lower levels.

Course Outcomes:

  • Participate in conversations on familiar and unfamiliar topics
  • Describe and talk about different topics, both familiar and unfamiliar
  • Understand the gist of the spoken conversation and identify specific details
  • Understand spoken information
  • Read and process information
  • Read texts and apply the information
  • Write texts for practical purposes
  • Write under test conditions

Curriculum Time

  • Full-time Course: 9 am-3 pm Mon-Fri
  • Part-time Morning Course: 9 am -12 pm Mon - Fri
  • Part-time Afternoon Course: 1 pm - 3 pm Mon - Fri
  • Part-time Evening Course: 6 pm - 7:30 pm Tue and Thur

You can start your new term every Monday.

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