English as a Foreign Language.

The English as a Foreign Language (General English) course at AIS improves students’ English proficiency step by step.

Our topical, modern textbooks and an interactive classroom approach are used to support students’ learning throughout the courses.

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 run in the English Language Centre after the regular timetable finishes each day. These classes offer students the opportunity to develop specific skills, including speaking, pronunciation and listening.

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)

  2019 2020
48 wks or more: NZ$320 NZ$340
36 - 47 wks: NZ$330 NZ$350
24 - 35 wks: NZ$340 NZ$360
12 - 23 wks: NZ$350 NZ$370
1 - 11 wks: NZ$360 NZ$380

Part Time (15 hours per week)

  2019 2020
36 wks or more: NZ$215 NZ$230
24 - 35 wks: NZ$225 NZ$240
12 - 23 wks: NZ$235 NZ$250
1 - 11 wks: NZ$245 NZ$260

Part Time (8 hours 20 minutes per week)

  2019 2020
36 wks or more: NZ$145 NZ$155
12 - 35 wks: NZ$155 NZ$165
1 - 11 wks: NZ$165 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$180
Part Time (15 hours per week): NZ$155
Part Time (8 hours 20 minutes per week): NZ$115

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).

Download 2019 Prospectus