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Learning English can open doors.  Our English Language Centre has an enthusiastic team of teachers, spacious, well-equipped classrooms, a Language Laboratory and a student common room with internet suite.  We aim to help our students “Live the Language” with practical English skills and a range of programmes.

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General English

The General English Programme is designed for students who wish to improve their English communication and/or prepare for later certificate, diploma or degree level study. Classroom work is based on a communicative approach using the latest international theories and research.

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Simon Brieger, IELTS Preparation Programme

“ I have chosen to study the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) at EIT and will begin in 2011. To gain entry I needed to achieve an IELTS score of 7.0 Academic in every band and so I joined the IELTS Preparation course at EIT for 12 weeks. This was excellent and really helped prepare me for the IELTS exam as well as study in a mainstream programme. I had many opportunities to practice my English and I passed the exam with flying colours! I can say the teachers are great and willing to go the extra mile to help students.

Featured Staff


Robin Heath

Robin’s love of languages and travel prompted the start of her teaching career in Paris in 1987, followed by work in England and Italy. Soon after her return to NZ in 1993, she started teaching at the newly-opened English Language Centre at EIT. In more recent years, Robin has taken time away from NZ to teach on shorter programmes in China and Thailand.

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IELTS, the International English Language Testing System

IELTS is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.

EIT is a registered British Council IELTS Centre.

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Live the Language 

We believe there is more to learning English than just spending time in the classroom.  To encourage students to practise speaking English and to expose them to native speakers in the community, we organise activities within the curriculum to encourage learning in everyday situations.  The activities may include trips to businesses and sites of cultural and historical interest.  Students will bring back information and experiences to share in the classroom.

Because we believe your experiences outside the classroom are also important, we encourage you to join one of the 8 day trips offered by Little Brown Kiwi.  EIT has worked with Little Brown Kiwi to design two trips which we know our students would enjoy – one in the North Island  and one in the South Island. For more general information about Little Brown Kiwi, click here.  (Note that EIT does not organise these trips and you need to contact Little Brown Kiwi yourself.  They will organise a trip for you with some of your new EIT friends.)


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