General English - Intensive and Part-Time
Our General English programme offers an exciting opportunity for people from
around the world to learn everyday English in an English-speaking
environment. This course is for people who wish to study English for social
or community purposes or as part of a holiday experience.
The General English course integrates listening, speaking, reading, writing,
grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation with aspects of New Zealand culture.
This programme will help you live comfortably in any English-speaking
country by strengthening your overall language skills.
Students in the General English course are able to choose between a
full-time or part-time programme. The part-time programme is 15 hours per
week (mornings only) and the full-time programme is 23 hours per week.
Students are able to start any Monday (except New Zealand public holidays)
and may enrol for a minimum of two weeks.
Students completing this programme will receive a Language Institute
Certificate of Attendance stating the period of study and progress reports
from their teacher if needed.
Morning - The General English programme is based around a carefully
selected textbook, which provides systematic vocabulary and skills
development as well as essential grammar points to aid quick progression.
Communicative activities are also used to practice and revise specific
language points, and to give variety to the lessons. New Zealand materials
are also integrated into the course to help students adapt to and enjoy life
in New Zealand.
Afternoon - Students studying full-time will also study for two hours
each afternoon from Monday to Thursday. At our Hamilton City campus this
will include two hours of supervised self-study in the Institute resource
centre. At our Auckland campus students will study in class for the full
eight hours. Students in Beginner to Pre-Intermediate levels will do fluency
work, with an emphasis on listening, speaking and pronunciation practice.
Students in Upper-intermediate levels and above will have a choice of
several options. Following are some of the options that may be available:
Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation
Reading, Writing and Grammar
News and Current Affairs
English through Information Technology
English for Tourism
All classes are normally kept to a maximum of 16 students to ensure
sufficient attention is given to individual students.