We offer a range of beginners courses as well as courses aimed at those who want to improve their employment opportunities.
For more information on a wide range of language courses, please scroll down.
This page has information on ESOL courses, Te Reo Maori, Sign Language as well as a wide range of other languages.
ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages
ESOL Courses are offered at the following levels:
Level 1 (Beginners) Those with little or no English
Level 2 (Elementary) Those who can understand and use simple English in everyday situations.
Level 3 (Intermediate) Those who can usually understand native speakers and can make themselves understood in familiar situations.
Level 4 (Upper Intermediate) Those who can generally speak with confidence and accuracy but need to develop fluency and the use of idiomatic language.
ESOL courses are for citizens/permanent residents of New Zealand and are subsidized by the government.
Languages are offered at the following levels:
Language for Travellers: Designed for those intending to travel or who just want a taste of the language.
Level 1 (Beginners) learning to speak a new language and building a new vocabulary. Introduction to basic rules of grammar and coming to grips with pronunciation. For beginners who have absolutely no prior knowledge of the language.
Level 2 (Elementary) For those who have completed Level 1 recently or have equivalent knowledge. Extend basic vocabulary and begin to build basic sentences. Construct and compile simple, useful sentences and phrases that will help you both to understand and be understood by others. Put your new language skills in context i.e. travel, business, communicating with New Zealanders or improving your understanding of another culture.
Level 3 (Intermediate) For those who have done Level 2 or equivalent. This level assumes confidence in using basic spoken language e.g. greetings. An opportunity to practice and extend the language skills you have acquired, by conversing and communicating with others at a similar level.
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