Course in General English (GE)
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.
General English Classes
At NZIoS we offer 3 levels of General English Class (GE), where students are allocated to a suitable level according to the placement test result. The levels we offer are as described below:
GE 1 = General English level 1 is the equivalent to Elementary English level, which is focused on the introduction to reading and writing with intensive listening and speaking such as pronunciation and conversational skills.
GE 2 = General English level 2 is the equivalent to Pre-Intermediate English Level. This level focuses on strengthening students’ vocabulary skills and grammar.
GE 3 = General English level 3 is the equivalent to Intermediate English level, which aims at consolidating and practicing all major language skills.