Extend your knowledge of English grammar, vocabulary and usage, and achieve an IELTS score of 5.0

Programme Overview

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

Programme Outline

Upper-Intermediate 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 in the four communication modes at an elementary academic level.
  • use grammar and sentence structure confidently.
  • produce written texts of 150 – 200 words in the form of letters, essays etc.
  • read text independently and competently.
  • be familiar with IELTS strategies.
  • achieve a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.0

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to this level, students must:

  • Pass Whitireia Community Polytechnic Placement Test Band 3 or an equivalent approved by the Programme Manager
  • Possess English language skill to the level of IELTS 4.0
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