Speak better English

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This course is for intermediate level English language students. It aims to improve your English conversation skills as well as confidence and fluency.

The emphasis is on speaking and listening. You’ll participate in language activities which develop and enhance your listening and speaking skills. There is little writing or homework but you’ll be asked to practise the skills you’ve learned in class.

This course is offered at our Christchurch - Madras Street campus.

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$84.00 (domestic)
TBC (international)

Please note: You may be charged a portion of the Compulsory Student Services Fee that supports our services available to students. For full information on the Compulsory Student Services Fee, visit fees and finance.

How to apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a paper copy of our application form, available here, then either drop it in to your nearest campus or mail it to us at Enrolment Centre, Tamesa Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre.

Learning outcomes

  • Increase their knowledge of vocabulary and use vocabulary appropriately in spoken contexts
  • Improve pronunciation and clarity of speech
  • Increase their confidence in spoken communication
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