Pre-Purchased English Language Tuition.

Expand your world by developing your English language skill, AIS accepts Pre-purchased English Language Tuition (PELT) funded students. 

This course has flexible start dates and durations to suit your schedule as well as full-time and part-time study options. It is taught in small classes with students from all around the world, using textbooks and class communication to support students as they learn English. Students will have the opportunity to use skills learned in class, with topic-based learning, weekly vocabulary and speaking assessments.

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.

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

1-50 weeks

Start Dates in 2021
Starts every Monday

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

Entry Requirements

No English language level required
16 years and over

You will also need to provide:

  • Copy of Passport Photo Page
  • Copy of Current NZ Resident or PR Visa
  • Copy of your Immigration New Zealand Pre-purchased English Tuition Receipt
  • Completed TEC PELT Form


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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