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English as a Foreign Language (General English)

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Level of Study

English Language Course



Next start date

Expected Mar 2024


St Helens Campus


This is a general English course for students aged 16 years and over. No English language level is required. This course is taught in small classes and uses textbooks and class communication to support students as they learn English. Students are also given the opportunity to use the skills they have learned in class, with topic-based learning, weekly vocabulary and speaking assessments. AIS is an NZQA Category 1 provider. This means English Language students studying 14 weeks or more, full-time, are entitled to work up to 20 hours per week. The maximum class size for an English Language Course is 15 students. This number is strictly applied to General and Skills English classes. Academic classes may have up to 20 students. Students are assigned to one of the following classes to ensure they are at the optimum level for progress: Elementary, Upper Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced, Skills classes. Students are given the opportunity to use the skills they have learned in general classes. There is a focus on “real day-to-day” English with topic-based learning and weekly vocabulary and speaking assessments. Extra classes are available after regular class times for students who want to develop their speaking, pronunciation and listening skills.

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