COURSES

Pre-Paid English Course For Migrants

Learn English language skills you need to participate in all aspects of life in NZ

The Pre-purchased English Language Tuition (PELT) programme enables eligible new migrants to participate in English language courses, helping them to settle into communities and work. 

NZIE is a TEC-approved training provider for PELT and we have been successfully delivering PELT courses to Migrant learners for over 7 years to hundreds of learners! We offer a range of different English courses to suit your time commitments.

Levels

All levels

duration

3-48 weeks

Delivery

In Groups
One to one

Pre-Paid English Course For Migrants

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To be eligible to enrol in Pre-purchased English Language Tuition (PELT) courses you must be a migrant who has paid money for English language tuition to Immigration New Zealand (INZ) before you arrived in New Zealand.

Parents, Partners and dependent children aged 16 and over who do not meet the minimum standard of English have paid INZ for ESOL tuition before they granted residence. Then, when they arrive in New Zealand, they can take the English language classes that they have paid for. If you have paid INZ for English language tuition, we strongly encourage you to take up English language classes soon after you arrive.

If you’re not eligible then please click here to find out about our other English courses available.

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 over 7 years experience in delivering English courses and have created a range of courses and teaching methods to help you improve your English. 

Two delivery options: 

  1. Group study in class
  2. One to one tutorial on flexible

Small Groups

Tutor and student interaction in a classroom environment

New Zealand context and includes 

  •         Social English
  •         Everyday English
  •         Basic Business English  
  •         Common “Kiwi” words and phrases
  •         Vocabulary and Grammar
  •         Listening and Speaking

·         Role Plays, One to One and Group Interactions

English classes

One-on-one tuition

Tutor and student interaction in a classroom environment

New Zealand context and includes: 

  •         Social English
  •         Everyday English
  •         Basic Business English  
  •         Common “Kiwi” words and phrases
  •         Vocabulary and Grammar
  •         Listening and Speaking

·         Role Plays, One to One and Group Interactions

learn English

The aim of this programme is to provide a supportive environment for learners of English as an additional language to acquire the English language skills to communicate in most situations with some independence and fluency in order to participate in everyday/social/community, workplace and/or academic English language contexts.

The primary aim of this programme is to equip learners with a solid foundation of academic English in the four macro skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and the micro skills of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation in order to pathway successfully to higher level academic programmes.  Students who complete this programme will have the English Proficiency to enter a Diploma L5-L7 programme.

The funding amount you are entitled to receive to purchase tuition is referred to as your ‘balance of entitlement’.

Your balance of entitlement depends on what your level of English was at time of your visa application and how much money you paid to Immigration New Zealand. It will be between NZ$1,531.82 and NZ$6,131.82.

For example, if you gained residency under the Parent Category, your balance of entitlement will be NZ$1,531.82.

We can help you to get the confirmation of your balance of entitlement if you are not sure if you have paid or how much you have paid.*

*Please refer to TEC website for more information: https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/pelt/migrant-learners/

We offer different English language courses to suit different learning needs. You don’t have to spend your entire entitlement on one course, or pass a test at the end of the course.

Follow these two easy steps to enrol l in a PELT course.

  1. Contact us one of our friendly course advisors by email at [email protected] or [email protected], or by phone on mobile: +(64) 21 99 8838, WeChat: nzie-1994 or F1285683437 to find out your balance of entitlement.
  2. When contacting us, please have your passport and visa available.

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

Amy Wu

[email protected], +(64) 9 4896205–613; 021 998838, WeChat: nzie-1994 or F1285683437 

Lauren Chen 

[email protected]021 185 5992, Wechat ID: Lauren_chenn

 

Key information for students

The easy way to see qualification info

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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