Course in English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Our General English Classes are designed for the students who want to improve their English skills. The classes focus on the fun and sociable English learning experience as well as exciting outdoor activities. Our Academic English classes are designed to prepare students for academic study at tertiary level. It also encourages the development of independent learning, where students will gain skills in academic research and work with complex English content.
All teachers have a language teaching qualification from universities and world recognised language institutes. They are native speakers who offer excellent teaching skills and demonstrate patience and understanding with all students who arrive from many parts of the world.
New Zealand Institute of Studies has a well stocked library, modern listening resources, computer hardware and software, as well as and mobile video players, all designed to provide a varied and meaningful English language programme at all levels. Modern up-to-date student books, special dictionaries and practice workbooks are used for day to day teaching in all classes.
Academic English Classes
Upon the completion of General English Level 3, students will be eligible to enrol in level 4 Academic English selection papers (AE).
Students can select the class they desire to enrol in, these options include:
FCE/ Intensive IELTS/ NZCEL (L4)
FCE = Cambridge English: First, also known as First Certificate in English (FCE), is an upper-intermediate level examination at Level B2 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It is accepted globally by thousands of educational organizations, employers, ministries, government bodies and professional organizations as evidence of the English language ability needed to deal confidentlywith a range of written and spoken communications.
Holders of Cambridge English: First will have the practical English skills to:
- study in English at Foundation or Pathway level
- work in an English-speaking environment
- live independently in an English-speaking country
Many of European and American education providers and universities use Cambridge English: First as proof of English language ability, allowing admission to the following levels of their programmes Foundation/Undergraduate/Postgraduate/MB.Our FCE class focuses on the essential skills needed to obtain this internationally recognised certificate. FCE is especially suitable for those NZ students who are seeking to enrol in the Diploma level courses.
Intensive IELTS = IELTS is the world’s proven English language test and it is commonly required by most employers and universities. Our IELTS class helps students to familiarise and prepare themselves to be ready and successful in the IELTS test. The IELTS class will be taught by an experienced IELTS Examiner who fully understands the Exam process and criteria required.More information on all of our IELTS preparation programmes can be found in the next section of the English Programmes description.
NZCEL = NZCEL is an NZQA approved level 4 programme (60 Credits), where students will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course. The NZCEL class focuses on developing students’ English language skills in order to communicate independently and effectively in both familiar and academic situations.