New Zealand Certificate in English Language General - Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in English Language General - Level 3

This qualification is intended for learners of English as an additional language, who wish to increase their English language ability for general communication.

The course will focus on improving the students speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will learn through a variety of educational techniques and learning experiences that are intended to address the distinct learning needs and cultural backgrounds of students. 

Students are also required to be ‘self-directed learners’ taking responsibility for their own learning and engagement in discovery and enquiry.

English Language New Plymouth

 

What English Language skills will I gain from this course?

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Speaking Learning Outcomes 

1. Identify both the main points and some key supporting details in a spoken conversation in an everyday situation.
2. Follow and identify the main points and some specific details of extended spoken information on a familiar topic.
3. Understand and identify the speaker’s viewpoints in spoken information on a familiar topic.
4. Understand the main points and some details of recorded audio material on familiar topics.

Listening Learning Outcomes

1. Identify both the main points and some key supporting details in a spoken conversation in an everyday situation.
2. Follow and identify the main points and some specific details of extended spoken information on a familiar topic.
3. Understand and identify the speaker’s viewpoints in spoken information on a familiar topic.
4. Understand the main points and some details of recorded audio material on familiar topics.

Writing Learning Outcomes

1. Write texts with some accuracy using a limited range of grammatical structures.
2. Write a brief summary and personal reaction to a range of texts.
3. Write opinion with adequate supporting detail on a familiar topic.
4. Write a coherent connected essay on a topical issue.

Reading Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Scan and locate main ideas and some supporting details in different text types.
2. Distinguish main ideas from supporting ideas in a text.
3. Utilise high frequency reading vocabulary in context.
4. Use comprehension strategies to read a range of written texts independently.

 

Accommodation

PIHMS offers English language students an on campus or off campus (home-stay) option. Students choosing the home-stay option are provided with a room on campus before being moved into a carefully selected English speaking home-stay family. Living in a home-stay is an excellent way of increasing language fluency and learning about the New Zealand lifestyle and culture. Home-stay families provide transportation for their students to and from PIHMS every day. All home-stay students are provided with daily lunches in the PIHMS restaurants.

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PIHMS Intake Dates

 

Enrolment Dates 2021

  • 25 January 2021
  • 19 April 2021
  • 5 July 2021
  • 27 September 2021

Enrolment Dates 2022

  • 24 January 2022
  • 18 April 2022
  • 4 July 2022
  • 26 September 2022

 

Vacation Dates 2020/2021

  • 19 December 2020 - 31 January 2021
  • 10 April 2021 - 25 April 2021
  • 3 July 2021 - 11 July 2021
  • 18 September 2021 - 3 October 2021
  • 11 December 2021 - 30 January 2022

 

 

 

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