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General English

General English – Pre Intermediate Course

Course Details

Duration:
60 hours

Days and times:

  • 6 hours per week over 10 weeks
  • Friday 9:30 AM – 12:45PM
  • Saturday 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Cost:

  • Cost: NZD $1550 Including GST.

Starting date(s):
Every Friday

 

General English

Topics and Skills Covered:

GrammarVocabulary & Speaking themesPronounciation
  • Question forms and auxiliaries
  • Past simple and continuous
  • Present simple and continuous
  • Going to
  • Present perfect + (ever/never)
  • Present perfect + (for/since)
  • Present perfect + (just /yet/already)
  • Modals of obligation
  • Modals of prediction
  • Used to
  • Relative clauses
  • Too much/many, enough, very
  • Comparatives and superlatives

Articles:

  • Uses of ‘like’
  • Passives (present & past)
  • Reported speech
  • First conditional+when
  • Second conditional
Topics Covered:

  • Free time
  • Relationships
  • Work
  • Jobs
  • Interests
  • The arts
  • Education
  • Language learning
  • Transport
  • Travel items
  • Tourism
  • Health
  • Food
  • Illness
  • Facilities
  • Money
  • Shopping
  • Nature
  • Outdoors
  • Animals
  • Crime & punishment
  • Communication & internet
  • Films
Skills Covered:

  • Starting a conversation
  • Likes/Dislikes
  • Making a phone call
  • Giving advice
  • Asking for/Giving directions
  • Seeing the doctor
  • Talk about purpose, cause and result.
  • Finding out information
  • Buying things
  • Speculating
  • Complaining
  • Giving opinions
  • Requests and offers
  • Describing a city
  • Talk about feelings
  • Discuss problems

Word Building:

  • Expressions with make & do
  • Verbs + prepositions
  • Suffixes
  • Collocations
Sounds (Phonemes):

  • Learning(IPA) phonemic symbols
  • Consonants
  • Short vowel sounds
  • Long vowel sounds
  • Diphthongs

Intonation patterns :

  • Questions
  • Polite requests

Stress:

  • Stressed syllables
  • Word stress
  • Sentence stress
  • Multi-word verbs

Connected speech

  • Linking words
  • Have and have to
  • Was and were
  • Used to
  • Do you..? Can I ..?

Strong and weak forms:

  • The present perfect
  • will and would have
  • to, for and that
Grammar
  • Question forms and auxiliaries
  • Past simple and continuous
  • Present simple and continuous
  • Going to
  • Present perfect + (ever/never)
  • Present perfect + (for/since)
  • Present perfect + (just /yet/already)
  • Modals of obligation
  • Modals of prediction
  • Used to
  • Relative clauses
  • Too much/many, enough, very
  • Comparatives and superlatives

Articles:
  • Uses of 'like'
  • Passives (present & past)
  • Reported speech
  • First conditional+when
  • Second conditional
Vocabulary & Speaking themes
Topics Covered:
  • Free time
  • Relationships
  • Work
  • Jobs
  • Interests
  • The arts
  • Education
  • Language learning
  • Transport
  • Travel items
  • Tourism
  • Health
  • Food
  • Illness
  • Facilities
  • Money
  • Shopping
  • Nature
  • Outdoors
  • Animals
  • Crime & punishment
  • Communication & internet
  • Films

Skills Covered:
  • Starting a conversation
  • Likes/Dislikes
  • Making a phone call
  • Giving advice
  • Asking for/Giving directions
  • Seeing the doctor
  • Talk about purpose, cause and result.
  • Finding out information
  • Buying things
  • Speculating
  • Complaining
  • Giving opinions
  • Requests and offers
  • Describing a city
  • Talk about feelings
  • Discuss problems

Word Building:
  • Expressions with make & do
  • Verbs + prepositions
  • Suffixes
  • Collocations
Pronounciation
Sounds (Phonemes):
  • Learning(IPA) phonemic symbols
  • Consonants
  • Short vowel sounds
  • Long vowel sounds
  • Diphthongs

Intonation patterns :
  • Questions
  • Polite requests

Stress:
  • Stressed syllables
  • Word stress
  • Sentence stress
  • Multi-word verbs

Connected speech
  • Linking words
  • Have and have to
  • Was and were
  • Used to
  • Do you..? Can I ..?

Strong and weak forms:
  • The present perfect
  • will and would have
  • to, for and that

Course Content

Reading and ListeningWriting 
Skills Covered:

  • Reading/Listening for gist
  • Reading / Listening for specific information
  • Reading/Listening for detail
  • Authentic texts (i.e. what native speakers would read / listen)
Writing different types of texts:

  • Emails
  • Blogs/diaries
  • Essays
  • Newspaper articles
  • Product descriptions
  • Letters
  • Web comments
Writing skills:

  • Linkers and sentence structure
  • Paragraphing & structuring
  • Using discourse markers
  • Formal and informal styles
Reading and Listening
Skills Covered:
  • Reading/Listening for gist
  • Reading / Listening for specific information
  • Reading/Listening for detail
  • Authentic texts (i.e. what native speakers would read / listen)
Writing
Writing different types of texts:
  • Emails
  • Blogs/diaries
  • Essays
  • Newspaper articles
  • Product descriptions
  • Letters
  • Web comments
Writing skills:
  • Linkers and sentence structure
  • Paragraphing & structuring
  • Using discourse markers
  • Formal and informal styles

Special Features of the Course Content:

  • A very comprehensive language course
  • Covers the most important aspects of grammar and pronunciation
  • Exposure to the most commonly used language and functions
  • Integrated speaking and writing activities to put the grammar and vocabulary in use
  • All the reading and listening texts are authentic materials
  • Introduces the basic writing skills which are essential for IELTS
  • The weekly themes (such as technology, travel and fitness) help in learning the commonly used vocabulary of IELTS

Special Features of the Centre:

  • Teachers specialised in English language teaching
  • Technology used in the classroom to enhance the learning environment
  • Expert feedback on each aspect of the language

 


 

General English

General English – Intermediate Course

Course Details

Duration:
60 hours

Days and times:

  • 6 hours per week over 10 weeks
  • Friday 9:30 AM – 12:45PM
  • Saturday 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Cost:

  • Placement test: NZD $50 includes GST
  • Course fee: NZD $1500 includes GST

Starting date(s):
Every Friday

Topics and Skills Covered:

GrammarVocabulary & Speaking themesPronounciation
  • Present/past simple vs. continuous
  • Past simple vs. Present perfect
  • Tenses used for narratives & stories
  • Modals of obligations
  • Used to and would
  • Comparatives & Superlatives
  • Question tags+
  • Polite requests
  • First and second conditionals
  • Present perfect simple vs. continuous
  • Present and past modals of ability
  • Articles and quantifiers
  • Relative clauses
  • Third conditionals
  • Active and passive voice
  • Reported speech
  • Verb patterns
Topics Covered:

  • Family
  • Relationships
  • News
  • Crime
  • Misunderstandings
  • Internet communication
  • Workplace & office
  • Technology
  • Life events
  • Success
  • Communities
  • History
  • Environment
Skills Covered:

  • Talking about yourself
  • Introducing questions
  • Telling a story
  • Describe routines
  • Making future plans
  • Make predictions
  • Describing good/bad experience
  • Dealing with misunderstandings
  • Reaching agreement
  • Making requests
  • Sharing good or bad news
  • Giving/ responding to and clarifying opinions
  • Being hospitable
  • Expressing uncertainty
  • Giving advice/warnings
  • Talk about qualifications, abilities and achievements

Word Building:

  • Collocations with take, get, do and go
  • Collocations with say and tell
  • Collocations with come, give, have and make
  • Sequence words
  • Future time markers
  • Idioms
  • Strong adjectives
  • Verb-noun collocations
  • Prefixes
Sounds (Phonemes):

  • Learning(IPA) phonemic symbols
  • Consonants
  • Short vowel sounds
  • Long vowel sounds
  • Diphthongs

Intonation patterns :

  • Questions
  • Polite requests
  • Dealing with misunderstandings
  • Falling and rising intonations in question tags
  • Exaggerated intonations to show emotions
  • Showing interest

Stress:

  • Word stress in multisyllabic words
  • Sentence stress
  • Stress patterns in compound nouns

Connected speech

  • Had and would have
  • Forms of be
  • Stress patterns in compound nouns

Strong and weak forms:

  • The present perfect
  • will and would
  • have
  • to, for and that
Grammar
  • Present/past simple vs. continuous
  • Past simple vs. Present perfect
  • Tenses used for narratives & stories
  • Modals of obligations
  • Used to and would
  • Comparatives & Superlatives
  • Question tags+
  • Polite requests
  • First and second conditionals
  • Present perfect simple vs. continuous
  • Present and past modals of ability
  • Articles and quantifiers
  • Relative clauses
  • Third conditionals
  • Active and passive voice
  • Reported speech
  • Verb patterns
Vocabulary & Speaking themes
Topics Covered:
  • Family
  • Relationships
  • News
  • Crime
  • Misunderstandings
  • Internet communication
  • Workplace & office
  • Technology
  • Life events
  • Success
  • Communities
  • History
  • Environment

Skills Covered:
  • Talking about yourself
  • Introducing questions
  • Telling a story
  • Describe routines
  • Making future plans
  • Make predictions
  • Describing good/bad experience
  • Dealing with misunderstandings
  • Reaching agreement
  • Making requests
  • Sharing good or bad news
  • Giving/ responding to and clarifying opinions
  • Being hospitable
  • Expressing uncertainty
  • Giving advice/warnings
  • Talk about qualifications, abilities and achievements

Word Building:
  • Collocations with take, get, do and go
  • Collocations with say and tell
  • Collocations with come, give, have and make
  • Sequence words
  • Future time markers
  • Idioms
  • Strong adjectives
  • Verb-noun collocations
  • Prefixes
Pronounciation
Sounds (Phonemes):
  • Learning(IPA) phonemic symbols
  • Consonants
  • Short vowel sounds
  • Long vowel sounds
  • Diphthongs

Intonation patterns :
  • Questions
  • Polite requests
  • Dealing with misunderstandings
  • Falling and rising intonations in question tags
  • Exaggerated intonations to show emotions
  • Showing interest

Stress:
  • Word stress in multisyllabic words
  • Sentence stress
  • Stress patterns in compound nouns

Connected speech
  • Had and would have
  • Forms of be
  • Stress patterns in compound nouns

Strong and weak forms:
  • The present perfect
  • will and would
  • have
  • to, for and that

Course Content:

Reading and ListeningWriting 
Skills Covered:

  • Reading/Listening for gist
  • Reading / Listening for specific information
  • Reading/Listening for detail
  • Authentic texts (i.e. what native speakers would read / listen)
Writing different types of texts:

  • Letters
  • Essays
  • Summaries
  • Reviews
  • Adverts
  • Newspaper articles
  • Memos
Writing skills:

  • Paragraphing & structuring
  • Using complex sentences
  • Linking ideas
  • Using discourse markers
  • Formal and informal styles
Reading and Listening
Skills Covered:
  • Reading/Listening for gist
  • Reading / Listening for specific information
  • Reading/Listening for detail
  • Authentic texts (i.e. what native speakers would read / listen)
Writing
Writing different types of texts:
  • Letters
  • Essays
  • Summaries
  • Reviews
  • Adverts
  • Newspaper articles
  • Memos
Writing skills:
  • Paragraphing & structuring
  • Using complex sentences
  • Linking ideas
  • Using discourse markers
  • Formal and informal styles

Special Features of the Course Content:

  • A very comprehensive language course
  • Covers the most important aspects of grammar and pronunciation
  • Exposure to the most commonly used language and functions
  • Integrated speaking and writing activities to put the grammar and vocabulary in use
  • All the reading and listening texts are authentic materials
  • Introduces the basic writing skills which are essential for IELTS
  • The weekly themes (such as technology, travel and fitness) help in learning the commonly used vocabulary of IELTS

Special Features of the Centre:

  • Teachers specialised in English language teaching
  • Technology used in the classroom to enhance the learning environment
  • Expert feedback on each aspect of the language