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English for Aotearoa New Zealand Migrants

Grow your confidence with our English courses designed for new migrants

Our courses are designed for new migrants in Aotearoa New Zealand to increase their confidence in English language and Communications. The goals to help you settle well into life in New Zealand 

NZIE has successfully delivered English courses to Migrant learners for 14 years to hundreds of students. We offer a range of different English courses and levels to suit your needs.  

Study face-to-face in a classroom or online to fit around your busy schedule.  NZIE is a TEC-approved training provider for PELT (Pre-purchased English Language Tuition) 

Levels

Level 1 to 2

duration

5 - 22 weeks

Delivery

Group and One to one

English for Aotearoa New Zealand Migrants

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We offer a range of different English courses to suit your time commitments. Our English courses focus on skills for everyday living in New Zealand. We have 14 years experience in delivering English courses and have created a range of courses and teaching methods to help you improve your English.  

Course Description

The purpose of this training scheme is to provide an on-line learning environment for Aotearoa New Zealand migrants for whom English language competency is at a lower beginner level to improve their confidence across all four English language macro skills with some independence and fluency in order to participate in very familiar social, community, or workplace situations in New Zealand.  

Each week you’ll learn how to listen, speak, read and write with on new subject ranging from Health and Wellbeing, Work, Housing, Family and Friends. All our courses are specific for those living or planning to live in Aotearoa New Zealand.  

 This course is suitable for:  

  •  Students who, due to work, family, or community commitments, find attending in-class and on-campus classes difficult. 
  •  Students who have pre-purchased English language tuition (PELT) with the Immigration New Zealand.  
  •  Students for whom English language skills and controls are low and who have identified a need to improve their skills for their social, community or employment requirements. 

Entry Criteria 

Entry is open. Preferences will be given to those who meet the General Entry Requirements.  

General Entry Criteria 

  1. a) Be a speaker of other languages, and 
  2. b) Demonstrate an English language skill and control level equivalent to the CEFR A1 or below.

Course Length and Credits

22 weeks part-time includes 10 hours of group lessons plus 2 hours of self-directed activities OR 11 weeks full-time includes 20 hours of group lessons plus 4 hours of self-directed activities.

26 credits.

Graduate Profile 

Upon completing the training scheme and the associated assessments, the learner will have attained the English language skills and controls in a New Zealand context as described below.  

  • Reading: The graduate understands very short and simple texts that are associated with very familiar New Zealand situations or events. Understanding is supported through visual clues and prompts. 
  • Writing: The graduate can write a very short passage that expresses very familiar New Zealand experience or situation with minimal control of formulaic expressions. The learner can spell very simple and familiar words, sometimes correctly. 
  • Speaking: The graduate’s speaking is very slow with many pauses. Rephrasing for clarity to amend mistakes will naturally occur. Vocabulary is limited to very simple and familiar words and phrases in a New Zealand context. Pronunciation may be poor but is understood by an understanding listener with context and visual clues.  
  • Listening: The graduate understands the meaning of very simple and familiar words and short and simple phrases in a New Zealand context when the speech they are listening to is slow, well-articulated and presented with clear diction. Visual and non-visual clues may be used. 

The graduate will be able to recognise and pronounce very simple te reo Māori words in the context of living in New Zealand. Pronunciation of very simple and routine te reo Māori words may be heavily accentuated in the learner’s native language constructs. 

Course Description

The purpose of this training scheme is to provide an on-line learning environment for Aotearoa New Zealand migrants for whom English language competency is at a lower beginner level to improve their confidence across all four English language macro skills with some independence and fluency in order to participate in very familiar social, community, or workplace situations in New Zealand.  

 Each week you’ll learn how to listen, speak, read and write with on new subject ranging from Health and Wellbeing, Work, Housing, Family and Friends. All our courses are specific for those living or planning to live in Aotearoa New Zealand.   

This course is suitable for:  

  • Students who, due to work, family, or community commitments, find attending in-class and on-campus classes difficult.
  • Students who have pre-purchased English language tuition (PELT) with the Immigration New Zealand.
  • Students for whom English language skills and controls are low and who have identified a need to improve their skills for their social, community or employment requirements.

Entry Criteria

Entry is open. Preferences will be given to those who meet the General Entry Requirements.  

 General Entry Criteria 

  1. a) Be a speaker of other languages, and 
  2. b) Demonstrate an English language skill and control level equivalent to the CEFR A1 and A2.

Course Length and Credits 

22 weeks part-time includes 10 hours of group lessons plus 2 hours of self-directed activities OR 11 weeks full-time includes 20 hours of group lessons plus 4 hours of self-directed activities.

26 credits.

Graduate Profile

Upon completing the training scheme and the associated assessments, the learner will have attained the English language skills and controls in a New Zealand context as described below.  

  • Reading: The graduate understands very short and simple texts that are associated with very familiar New Zealand situations or events. Understanding is supported through visual clues and prompts.  
  • Writing: The graduate can write a very short passage that expresses very familiar New Zealand experience or situation with minimal control of formulaic expressions. The learner can spell very simple and familiar words, sometimes correctly. 
  • Speaking: The graduate’s speaking is very slow with many pauses. Rephrasing for clarity to amend mistakes will naturally occur. Vocabulary is limited to very simple and familiar words and phrases in a New Zealand context. Pronunciation may be poor but is understood by an understanding listener with context and visual clues.  
  • Listening: The graduate understands the meaning of very simple and familiar words and short and simple phrases in a New Zealand context when the speech they are listening to is slow, well-articulated and presented with clear diction. Visual and non-visual clues may be used. 

The graduate will be able to recognise and pronounce very simple te reo Māori words in the context of living in New Zealand. Pronunciation of very simple and routine te reo Māori words may be heavily accentuated in the learner’s native language constructs. 

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide a one-to-one on-line learning environment for Aotearoa New Zealand migrants who identify that their speaking and listening English language skills require development to enable them to participate in their social, community, or workplace situations in New Zealand.  

Each week you’ll learn how to listen, speak, read and write with on new subject ranging from Health and Wellbeing, Work, Housing, Family and Friends. All our courses are specific for those living or planning to live in Aotearoa New Zealand.  

Students  entering this training scheme will have a limited command of very simple to familiar speaking and listening English language confidence that may be hindering their engagement in their social, community, or workplace situations. 

 This course is suitable for:  

  •  Students learners who, due to work, family, or community commitments, find attending in-class and on-campus classes difficult. 
  •  Students who have pre-purchased English language tuition (PELT) with the Immigration New Zealand.  
  •  Students who have a general command of English in familiar situations and who have identified a need to improve their skills for their social, community or employment requirements. 

Entry Criteria

Entry is open. Preferences will be given to those who meet the General Entry Requirements.  

 General Entry Criteria 

  1. a) Be a speaker of other languages, and 
  2. b) Demonstrate an English language skill and control level between CEFR A1 to lower B1.

All applicants will complete an English language diagnostic exercise in the first week of the training scheme. 

Course Length and Credits 

22 weeks part-time includes 10 hours of group lessons plus 2 hours of self-directed activities OR 11 weeks full-time includes 20 hours of group lessons plus 4 hours of self-directed activities.

26 credits.

Graduate Profile 

Upon completing the training scheme and the associated assessments, the learner will have attained the English language skills and controls in a New Zealand context as described below.  

  • Reading: The graduate can read and understand two short and simple text of a minimum of 350 words that are associated with familiar New Zealand situations or events. Understanding is supported through visual clues and prompts. 
  • Writing: The graduate can write two short passages of a minimum of 150 words that expresses familiar New Zealand experience or situations. The texts include compound and some complex sentence structures and simple cohesive devices grammar and punctuation and can spell familiar words correctly. 
  • Speaking: The graduate can present two speeches or conversations that are a minimum of 2 minutes long that are presented slowly with pauses for corrections or for thought construction. Rephrasing for clarity to amend mistakes will naturally occur. Vocabulary is limited to simple and familiar words and phrases in a New Zealand context. Pronunciation is clear and understood.  
  • Listening: The graduate can listen to and understand very simple and familiar conversations or speeches that are a minimum of 90 seconds long in a New Zealand context when the speech they are listening to is well-articulated and presented with clear pronunciation. Visual and non-visual clues may be used. 

The graduate will be able to read, write, listen and pronounce very simple te reo Māori phrases in the context of living in New Zealand. Pronunciation of simple and routine te reo Māori phrases are clear and easily recognisable. 

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide a one-to-one on-line learning environment for Aotearoa New Zealand migrants who identify that their speaking and listening English language skills require development to enable them to participate in their social, community, or workplace situations in New Zealand.  

Each week you’ll learn how to listen and speak on new subjects ranging from Health and Wellbeing, Work, Housing, Family and Friends. All our courses are specific for those living or planning to live in Aotearoa New Zealand.  

Students  entering this training scheme will have a limited command of very simple to familiar speaking and listening English language confidence that may be hindering their engagement in their social, community, or workplace situations. 

This course is suitable for:  

  • Students who want to develop their communication skills to participate in a parent-teacher conversation, communicate with their children and grandchildren or neighbours; everyday shopping; asking for directions; catching public transport; communicate with service and trades people; visit a GP or a hospital. 
  • Students who need to further develop their communication skills for work-related activities, such as construction workers, hospitality workers, service industry workers. 
  • Students who are business people, entrepreneurial people, or people who operate in a professional profession who require additional communication skills to enable them to communicate more effectively in their working environment. 
  • Students who, due to business, professional, family, community, or isolation barriers, find attending in-class or group environments difficult. 
  • Migrant learners who have pre-purchased English language tuition (PELT) with the Immigration New Zealand.  

Entry Criteria 

Entry is open. Preferences will be given to those who meet the General Entry Requirements.  

 General Entry Criteria 

  1. a) Be a speaker of other languages, and 
  2. b) Demonstrate an English language skill and control level between CEFR A1 to lower B1.

All applicants will complete an English language diagnostic exercise in the first week of the training scheme. 

Course Length and Credits

10 weeks part-time includes 7 hours of individual lessons plus 3 hours of self-directed activities OR 5 weeks full-time includes 14 hours of individual lessons plus 6 hours of self-directed activities.

10 credits.

Graduate Profile

Upon completing the training scheme and the associated assessments, the learner will have attained the English language skills and controls in a New Zealand context as described below.  

  •  Speaking: The graduate can speak or converse with someone in a social, community, or workplace environment when that someone speaks slowly and clearly.  
  • Listening: The graduate can listen to and understand simple and familiar conversations in a New Zealand social, community, or workplace environment. 

 The graduate will be able to understand simple and routine te reo Māori words or phrases.   

We offer different English language courses to suit different learning needs.

To find out what is the best course for you please contact our friendly course advisors by email at [email protected] or [email protected]nz, or by phone on mobile: +(64) 21 99 8838, WeChat: nzie-1994 or F1285683437 

To find out more about fees, start dates and your eligibility please contact our Course Advisors 

Key information for students

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NZIE is accredited and approved by:

New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA)

This is a government department that sets the standards for courses and quality. https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/. NZIE is a Category 2 Provider. You can find the last EER report here.

Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)

This government department funds institutes to accept local domestic students. This means that New Zealanders can study at NZIE and also access the Student Loan and Allowance scheme to support them through their studies. https://www.tec.govt.nz/

Improve your career prospects with an English Language Programme at NZIE

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 Academic, all applicants must meet the following requirements:  

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and
 
b) Hold a NZCEL Applied Level 3 [3667] or the NZCEL General Level 4) [1882]) qualification; or 
 
c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR B2 requirements or equivalent; and
 
d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and
 
e) Be a New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency OR Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment; OR Have a student visa

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Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Applied Level 3 [3667] qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR B2 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency OR Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment.

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 3 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Level 2 qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR mid B1 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizen or resident; or have Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment.

Fees 2020

Student loans available through Study Link. Check if you are eligible here. 

Fees-Free Study.  

You are only eligible for Fees-Free if you haven’t previously undertaken more than 60 credits (half a year of equivalent full-time tertiary education, 0.5 EFTS) at Level 3 or above on the NZQF – New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

To check if you meet the requirements, visit the New Zealand Government’s Fees-Free website and enter your National Student Number (NSN)

If you do not have an NSN, contact your Student Support Advisor.

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