Further extend your knowledge of English grammar, vocabulary and usage to an advanced level, and achieve an IELTS score of 5.5

Programme Overview

This programme is designed to  equip students with advanced English language skills in listening, speaking and writing.

Programme Outline

Advanced English Language Skills consists of tutorials and exercises. Students should attend twenty-three hours per week. Attendance is compulsory and failure to attend may affect final grades.

There are two progress tests, one in week 4 and one in week 8, each worth 25% of the student’s final mark. There is a Level Test at the end of the term, worth 50% of the final mark.

By the completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • communicate using correct pronunciation, tonal quality, pauses and stress and correct grammar
  • write at least 300 words in neat, legible handwriting with text organized appropriately
  • sustain a conversation in English of 10 minutes duration
  • read independently, interpreting purpose and meaning
  • gain understanding from headings, text, pictures and diagrams
  • achieve a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to this level, students must:

  • Pass Whitireia Community Polytechnic Placement Test Band 5 or an equivalent approved by the Programme Manager
  • Possess English language skill to the level of IELTS 5.0
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