The best way to learn any language is to immerse yourself into a culture which speaks it, and it is for this reason that many international students are taking the opportunity to enrol on the fantastic English courses available in New Zealand.
If you have decided to study the English language in New Zealand it is important you choose the right qualification. IEC Abroad has links with many different language courses which are designed to meet the needs of second language speakers (ESL). Whether you would like to achieve a formal qualification in English for university purposes, or you would simply like to learn English for your own enjoyment, we can help you every step of the way.
These courses teach skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing in the English language, in addition to developing your vocabulary, pronunciation, grammatical and conversational skills. There are various levels of study available from beginner to advanced, and intensive courses with more contact hours allow you to improve your fluency within a short amount of time.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) are programs of study designed to help prepare students for a University education in English. Once again there are different levels of course available depending on your proficiency, and some of them even offer cultural elements to help you settle in to your new home.
IELTS and TOEFL are the internationally recognised English language tests which most English-speaking universities ask for as part of their entry requirements. Both of these qualifications are effective ways to demonstrate your English proficiency to both academic institutions and businesses, and can be taken at various levels of difficulty.
If you are preparing to work in an English-speaking business environment then specific courses tailored to this requirement are available. Business English courses focus on corporate language, technical terms, negotiation skills, and cultural studies to help you become fully integrated into the New Zealand business world.
The Cambridge English courses help learners of various levels with general English through to professional English and teaching qualifications. Additionally there are CELTA courses specifically designed for those who wish to teach English to others. Both CELTA and Cambridge are internationally recognised qualifications which demonstrate your mastery of the English language, and are recognised by universities, employers, and governments around the world.
The length of an English language course in New Zealand can range from one week to a year, depending on your specific requirements. For more information on English language courses in New Zealand contact IEC Abroad today.