Preparation for exams

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Prepare for your exams with our intensive English courses and Cambridge Examination Preparation classes.

IELTS Preparation (intensive) - available in Christchurch only

Course Duration Course dates Tuition fees

In this course, you will prepare for either the Academic or the General Training IELTS exam. You will study reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary and you will learn effective test-taking strategies to succeed in the exam.

4 or 6 week blocks

Monday to Thursday 9am - 3:15pm

and Friday 9am - 11am (22 hours/week)

Start any Monday throughout the year

Domestic students: $450 for 4 weeks (course code SSEN101)

$675 for 6 weeks (course code SSEN102).

Pre-paid PELT funds can be used.

International students: $395 per week (programme code G21062)

IELTS Preparation (short courses) - available in Timaru and Oamaru only

Timaru

Course Duration Course dates Tuition fees

This course will help you learn how to approach each section of the IELTS test. You will get feedback on your writing and speaking and learn how to improve your reading and listening skills.

Entry Level

Intermediate and above

Textbook

All materials are provided

6 weeks

Mondays 6pm - 9pm

9 April to 14 May

21 May to 2 July
(no class on public holiday)

9 July to 13 August

20 August to 1 October
(no class on public holiday)

8 October to 19 November

Domestic students: $84

International students: $270

Migrants can use their PELT pre-paid funds for this course.

Oamaru

Course Duration Course dates Tuition fees

This course will help you learn how to approach each section of the IELTS test. You will get feedback on your writing and speaking and learn how to improve your reading and listening skills.

Please note that a minimum class size is needed to open a class.

Entry Level

Intermediate and above

Textbook

All materials are provided

8 weeks

Thursdays 12.45pm - 2.45pm

3 May - 28 June

26 July - 20 September

18 October - 13 December

Domestic students: $84

International students: $270

Migrants can use their PELT pre-paid funds for this course.

Cambridge Preparation (intensive) - available in Christchurch only

Course Duration Course dates Tuition fees

In this course, you will prepare for the First Certificate Cambridge exam. You will study reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary and you will learn effective test-taking strategies to succeed in the exam.

The First Certificate exam is held at Tamesa. The exam fee is separate from the preparation course fee. Gaining a Grade B pass in First Certificate is equivalent to an IELTS result of Band 6 and is accepted by Tamesa and the New Zealand Immigration Service for applications.

Entry Level

Intermediate and above

Textbook

All materials are provided

12 weeks

Monday to Thursday 9am - 3:15pm

and Friday 9am - 11am (22 hours/week)

3 January - 16 March

19 March - 8 June

5 June - 24 August

10 September - 30 November

Domestic students: $1350 for 12 weeks (course code SSEN102 – two occurrences).

Pre-paid PELT funds can be used.

International students: $395 per week (programme code G21062)

Please see our Cambridge examination centre dates.