English Language Courses

English Language Courses

At TII we offer English language courses suited to students of all skill levels. These are run by experienced and qualified teachers who are enthusiastic about helping you develop your knowledge of the English Language. Our Prospectus can be found here

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Elementary

Certificate of English Proficiency for Academic Purposes

In this course, students will be introduced to elementary English. Students enrolled at this level take a combination of courses addressing the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. By the end of this course, students will have a basic knowledge of English grammar structures will be able to produce simple English discourse and would be ready to sit the Cambridge KET EXAM. This course will form the basis for further study in either a secondary or tertiary context.

Level 1

Intermediate

Certificate of English Proficiency for Academic Purposes

Students will build on the grammatical and vocabulary of the Elementary course. Students enrolled at this level take a combination of courses addressing the four skill areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. By the end of this course students will have expanded their passive and active knowledge of grammar and will be able to produce discursive work with a greater level of complication and confidence. They would be ready to sit the Cambridge PET EXAM and we would expect them to achieve an IELTS overall band score of 5.

Level 2

Upper Intermediate

Certificate of English Proficiency for Academic Purposes

This course brings in higher academic writing/speaking/reading/listening skills and requires students to increase their active vocabulary in a more formal context. At the end of this course students would be able to sit the Cambridge FCE EXAM and we would expect them to achieve an IELTS overall band score of between 6 and 7.

Level 2

Advanced

Certificate of English Proficiency for Academic Purposes

In this course students will build on the grammar and vocabulary of the Intermediate Course. Students enrolled in the Advanced level address the four skills areas of listening in academic contexts, speaking in formal settings, reading academic and daily discursive text and writing in academic contexts. By completing this course students will have the skills necessary for negotiating academic discourse in tertiary settings. They would be ready to sit the Cambridge CAE EXAM and we would expect them to achieve an IELTS overall band score of 7.

Level 3

Level 4

Certificate in Academic Critical Discourses

This Course is designed for students wishing to gain Band Scores into the 8 Range of IELTS or those who require critical thinking and academic skills for university or higher learning.

PELT

Pre-Paid English Language Tuition for migrants who have paid money for their Tuition to Immigration at the time of their visa application, before they arrived in NZ. This course is Migrant-Focused, and these students will improve their English in order to be able to settle into New Zealand life and work.