English as a Foreign Language.

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.

Student work rights

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.

Class sizes

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. 

Programme Structure/Courses

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
Extra classes are available after regular class times for students who want to develop their speaking, pronunciation and listening skills.

Student work rights
As a NZQA Category 1 provider, English language students of AIS who have a valid student visa, are studying full-time and their course is 14 weeks or longer in duration are entitled to work up to 20 hours per week.

Maximum Class Size
The maximum class size in the ELC is 15 students. This number may occasionally be exceeded on the roll when students are on extended breaks etc. This maximum number is strictly applied to General and Skills English classes. Academic classes may have up to 20 students in keeping with the tertiary nature of these preparation courses.

Duration & Start Dates

Duration
1-50 weeks

Hours
General English: 9.00am - 12.00pm
Skills English: 12.30pm - 2.10pm

Entry Requirements

No English language level required
16 years and over

Fees

International Students
Fees show the per week rate.

Full Time (23 hours 20 minutes per week)

    2021
48 wks or more:   NZ$340
36 - 47 wks:   NZ$350
24 - 35 wks:   NZ$360
12 - 23 wks:   NZ$370
1 - 11 wks:   NZ$380

Part Time (15 hours per week)

    2021
36 wks or more:   NZ$230
24 - 35 wks:   NZ$240
12 - 23 wks:   NZ$250
1 - 11 wks:   NZ$260

Part Time (8 hours 20 minutes per week)

    2021
36 wks or more:   NZ$155
12 - 35 wks:   NZ$165
1 - 11 wks:   NZ$175

Disclaimer: Students should check the conditions of their visa to ensure they’re allowed to study part time

Resource Fees for the above English language courses are NZ$20 per half module (6 weeks)

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

Domestic Students
Fees show the per week rate.

Full Time (23 hours 20 minutes per week): NZ$183
Part Time (15 hours per week): NZ$158
Part Time (8 hours 20 minutes per week): NZ$117

Resource Fees for the above English language courses are NZ$20 per half module (6 weeks)

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

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