Worldwide School of English offers English language education for students at a great location in mid city Auckland. We offer 7 levels of General English. Our classes have a maximum of 14 students. We offer Cambridge BEC Business English classes as well as Cambridge FCE/CAE, IELTS and TOEIC Exam Preparation classes and TESOL with TKT. We arrange Homestays with New Zealand families and all of our families are carefully inspected and selected. In addition we offer single and share apartment accommodation at our own Worldwide House, located in Newmarket. Our school facilities include computer rooms (with FREE Email & Internet access), free wifi wireless connection, library with self-study areas, recreation areas, a movie theatre, kitchens and a student room. A full range of after school activities, social events and weekend trips are also organised through our activity and social programme. Worldwide is famous for its international mixture of students. We have many students from Europe, South America, Asia, The Middle East and French Polynesia. We have more than 30 different nationalities studying at Worldwide Schools. Native language counsellors, academic counselling/placement for further study and airport pick-up is all free for Worldwide Students.
From 9am – 12.15pm Monday to Friday.
From 1.30pm – 3.30pm Monday to Thursday.
Friday afternoon options
From 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
On your first day you will be interviewed, tested and placed at the right level for you.
On your first day you will also have an orientation session as well as meet your counsellor.
No class ever has more than 15 students (average of 11 students per class) and minimum age 18 years old.
There are fortnightly tests and monthly progress reports.
Students can start on any Monday. We offer 7 General English levels: Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency. Students are tested and placed carefully into their correct level on their first day at school. Students move up when they have passed the required skills tests. These tests are given on the first and third Wednesday of each month in two of the four skills: reading/speaking and writing/listening. In addition, teachers give regular grammar and vocabulary assessments. At each level we teach essential grammar, vocabulary, functions and we improve students' writing and reading skills. Students also receive a lot of listening and speaking practice and teachers encourage students to practise their speaking, give opinions and ask questions. 1 week is the minimum course length and 48 weeks is the maximum.
Summer Sports (from November to April):
Surf, Scuba Dive or Sail with our experienced partner companies.
Cambridge FCE and CAE Preparation Classes
From 9am – 3.30pm Monday to Friday. 4 times a year.
We prepare students to take the internationally recognised Cambridge English exams.
We guarantee FCE and CAE classes at set times during the year. They are available four times a year. CPE is not guaranteed. You have the option of joining the CAE class in the morning and receiving 1-1 assistance in the Library in the afternoon if CPE numbers are insufficient (MIN 6) to run a class.
Students are also required to have an Advanced English dictionary.
Offshore pretests are available.
From 9am – 3.30pm Monday to Thursday (with a practice test on Friday). 3 levels of IELTS classes are offered.
Students can do the IELTS test IN OUR BUILDING!
The IELTS course at Worldwide School is offered in 12 week cycles and it is strongly recommended that students enrol for the full 12 weeks but the minimum booking period is 4 weeks. Students must study full time.
From 1.30pm – 3.30pm Monday to Thursday (with a practice test on Friday).
Worldwide School offers TOEIC preparation classes as part of its afternoon options (all students study in General English classes in the morning). This class is open to intermediate to advanced level students.
We have a pretest available if students would like to know their level or suitability for this programme before arriving in New Zealand.
Business English is a General English AFTERNOON OPTION (10 hours per week) for higher level students who usually take it as part of a full-time intensive class. The fees are the same as full-time Intensive English. If students wish to take the BEC exam, they must sign up for the entire 10 weeks as well as be prepared to do extra self-study and exam practice in the library.
Our Business English course follows the BEC Vantage curriculum. However, BEC exam preparation takes place outside of classroom hours.
Subjects that the class covers include writing memos, emails, letters and faxes; business vocabulary, using the telephone and internet for business, and using business documents and forms. Speaking is an important part of the class. Students will learn how to introduce themselves, how to speak in front of a group, how to discuss a product or a business topic and how to write and deliver a business presentation.
Students will also learn how different kinds of businesses are organised and run. This class is highly recommended for anyone who wants to use English for their job or study for a business diploma/degree in the future.
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