Two modules are included within the 24-hours per week lesson schedule:
This module works on skills development with a strong focus on examination skills. Students spend 16 hours each week developing their English language usage, language structure, vocabulary, reading, listening and writing skills using a set topic. The module includes:
– Receptive skills: Listening and Reading
– Productive skills: Writing and Speaking
– Core language skills: Vocabulary, Grammar and Pronunciation
Students spend eight hours each week using the skills they learned in the above module to develop a weekly presentation, which may include:
Available to students at Academic Level 2 or higher, the Elective module develops English proficiency in a variety of contexts. Students spend an additional six hours a week practising their English skills on a broad range of topics. This is useful for students planning to continue their academic studies after reaching the required English level.
|UP International College
English Studies Academic Level
|Level 1||IELTS 4.0|
|Level 2||IELTS 4.5|
|Level 3||IELTS 5.0|
|Level 4||IELTS 5.5|
|Level 5||IELST 6.0|
Subject to sufficient enrolment
Entry dates: Every Monday* (the school operates year round)
Course length: 1–48 weeks
Hours of tuition: 24 hours per week
Age: Minimum age of 12
*or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday
All new students take a 90-minute placement test as part of our Orientation programme to determine which level you start in.
This tests covers listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, speaking and writing, and is given twice each cycle. If you gain high marks in all skill areas, you may be promoted to the next curriculum level.
Held in the final week of each cycle, this test covers listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and writing. If you successfully complete all skill areas, you may be promoted to the next curriculum level.
UP International College English Language Test
Available to students throughout the year, this test assesses language proficiency using content independent of the course. Successful students are guaranteed entry to the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies, the AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies and Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme.
The test has three parts: