Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology - CPIT

130 Madras Street - Christchurch

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With over 100 years’ experience, CPIT is one of New Zealand’s largest government guaranteed tertiary providers. Located in Christchurch, we have a reputation for providing high quality degree, diploma, foundation and English language programmes. Our programmes are all NZQA quality assured and our degrees are equal in status to university degrees. Our students graduate with work-ready professional skills that lead to employment. Our School of English Located in the heart of our city campus, we offer a good selection of English language courses from Intensive English, English Plus Electives, TESOL, as well as IELTS and Cambridge exam preparation courses. We are also the IELTS testing Centre in Christchurch. Summary of qualifications we offer at CPIT Graduate Diplomas: ICT, Event Management; Project Management, HR Management, Business Information Systems, Sales & Marketing, Applied Accounting, and Laboratory Technology Bachelor Degrees: Applied Management, Adventure Recreation & Outdoor Education; Applied Science; Languages (Japanese); Design; Computing & ICT; Medical Imaging; Midwifery; Nursing; Architectural Studies, Social Work Diplomas: Accounting; Marketing, Human Resources, Computing & ICT, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Architectural Technology, Electrical Electronics, Civil & Mechanical Engineering; Professional Cookery & Hospitality Management; Interior Décor; Professional Photography, and many more. We look forward to welcoming you to CPIT!

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  • Volleyball
  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support
  • Host family accommodation
  • Own apartment
  • Shared Apartment
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
New Zealand Certificate in English Language :

Full or part time studies over 6 months.
The New Zealand Certificates in English comprise of six English language programmes from foundation beginner through to advanced level.
These programmes give you the language skills and knowledge useful for living and working in New Zealand.
This programme enables you to communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some unfamiliar situations, with fluency and flexibility in academic English, workplace or everyday/social/community English language contexts.

There is no specific English language entry requirement as English level will be assessed through placement testing. Applicants who present current and valid evidence of previous English language study will have this taken into account in placement decisions. Examples of current, valid evidence includes completed the New Zealand Certificates in English Language, English language achievement and unit standards, and recognised international English exams.

Intensive English:

Minimum 4 weeks.
Intensive English is a full-time course that focuses on speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar. Your tutors will help you to improve your fluency and accuracy, and increase your vocabulary. You will be able to hear different accents from each tutor.

English plus core skills (reading and writing):

Minimum 4 weeks.
Improve your reading and writing skills using magazines, newspapers and the internet. You will develop a range of reading skills like scanning, skimming and reading for detail. You will also learn how to plan and write with structure and cohesion.

English plus core skills (speaking and listening):

Minimum 4 weeks.
This course will help you to develop and practise your listening skills and improve your vocabulary using textbooks, TV, radio and online resources.

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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Exams and Prep offered: Cambridge CAE, Cambridge BEC, Cambridge PET, Cambridge KET, Cambridge FCE, Cambridge CPE
Intensive IELTS:

This intensive exam preparation course includes reading, writing, speaking and listening. 4 or 6 week option available.

Evening IELTS:

This course is held on two evenings a week for nine weeks. Your tutor will help you with the areas you need the most help with, and ensure that you are prepared for the IELTS test.

Cambridge Examination Preparation:

The Cambridge exam is recognised around the world by employers, universities and government ministries as proof of your ability to use English. This course will prepare you for the exam, which results in a certificate that never expires.
12 weeks duration.
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