English for Communication Part 2 (Thur/Fri) - Elementary

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Free for NZ Residents / Citizens / Partnership Visa of NZ Residents or Citizens - An Administration Fee of $10 Applies

Course Description

Learn some tips to help overcome the difficulties you might be experiencing, using some of the simplest methods to improve your English communication skills. 

The most important thing for you to improve the fluency of your speech is to learn English in phrases or chunks of language, instead of memorising grammar rules. This course is not designed to explain grammar rules, but to listen and take note of the many phrases used during your conversations. There might come a time when you can use one particular sentence with little, or no alteration at all. Unfortunately, many people learn words by heart but have no idea how to use them in a sentence. It is such a relief not to have to worry about whether the sentence is correct grammatically or not. When speaking in a foreign language, you might be so focused on what you are saying and whether it is correct or not, that you forget to listen to what others are saying. This is a big mistake as they might be using the exact words or grammar you will be needing later on. So pay attention to what is being said around you, it is your most important resource at the time of speaking to someone.

What Will You Gain?

  • select your words
  • form sentences quickly
  • understand and answer different types of questions
  • speak more clearly
  • sharpen your listening comprehension skills
  • Share stories
  • get better at small talk
  • use common expressions and idioms
  • understand Kiwi slang

Course Prerequisite Conditions

Students must complete a level placement test on enrolment. (A link to the test will be provided in the course instructions once payment is received.)

Course Fee Subsidy

This course is subsided by Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for NZ citizens and permanent migrant adults, their partners on work visas or visitor visas, and refugees. To qualify, registrants should be over the age of 16 years and not currently enrolled in a secondary school. You must provide evidence of NZ citizenship, residency, or refugee status to our staff for sighting purposes.

$145 for Work Visa / $240 for Non-Residents




Please note: All courses need a minimum number to go ahead. If your course does not have enough enrolments, we regret that we will have to cancel and will let you know either by email or text. Courses are usually cancelled, when necessary, 2-3 working days prior to the scheduled start date.