Courses

Certificate in English (General English)

Description

The Certificate in English will help you in improving your English grammar along with reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. This course provides non-English speaking students with a structured language learning opportunity to develop all the language skills necessary to communicate in an English-speaking environment.
The Certificate in English is developed to provide students with all the necessary language skills to communicate in an English-speaking environment.  Certificate in English is an approved course by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Why study at Imperial

At Imperial, the Certificate in English is taught by our experienced and well-qualified teachers. We understand that students have a variety of needs. Our experienced and well-qualified teaching team uses a variety of teaching strategies to provide constructive and interesting learning. Our experienced and friendly student support staff provides students with any required support. Our classes are small, so that teacher can give each student individual attention. We check your progress regularly.

Course Details
  • Course length: Minimum of 12 weeks
  • Course hours: Monday to Friday (Four hours per day)
  • Entry Level: Any
  • Start date: Please contact College administration
Course Levels

We offer various levels of this course in order to meet student’s needs. These levels are:

  • Beginner
  • Elementary
  • Pre-intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper intermediate
  • Advanced

Please contact administration for more detail and the availability of these classes.

Summary of courses

The summary of course levels are as below:

Course Level – Beginner

  

AIM

The aim of the beginner course is to teach you to:

·       Understand simple English

·       Introduce yourself

·       Be able to shop or travel with basic English

·       The fundamentals and English pronunciation’s

  

Course Level – Elementary

 

  

AIM

The aim of the elementary course is to teach you to:

  • Understand and use simple vocabulary, sentences and basic phrases which are useful for day to day life
  • Introduce yourself and describe a variety of everyday topics and activities including your personal details (your living, your family, your work, shopping etc)
  • Read and understand simple information and texts
  • Speak and write short texts
  • Be able to complete forms and write short texts related to personal information

  

Course Level – Pre-intermediate

 

  

AIM

 

The aim of the pre-intermediate course is to teach you to: 

  • Understand and communicate in familiar situations, using sentences
  • Introduce yourself with greater confidence and ask and answer questions about personal details, daily needs, interests, hobbies etc
  • Manage most of the situations related to day to day life, for example living and travelling, to describe or express your views on topics of different topics such as hobbies, experiences, events, dreams and express viewpoint with reasons
  • Write simple formal letters and text on familiar matter
Summary of courses

The summary of course levels are as below:

Course Level – Intermediate

  

AIM

The aim of the intermediate course is to teach you to: 

  • New and more challenging vocabulary and sentence structure
  • Speak more fluent and spontaneously with English-speaking people
  • Explain your opinions and advantages and disadvantages of a situation
  • Understand the purpose and type of text when reading
  • Read and understand the routine information and articles and the meaning of information in a familiar area
  • Produce a variety of written tasks

  

Course Level – Upper-intermediate

  

AIM

The aim of the upper-intermediate course is to teach you to: 

·       English for work or study, and to communicate more effectively with native speakers

·       Understand people speaking English on the radio, television and/or any other discussions

·       Understand the main points of complex writing

·       Express your views and hold discussions with native speakers on a variety of topics

·       Understand and write, clear and detailed text on a wide range of topics

 

  

Course Level – Advanced

  

AIM

The aim of the advanced course is to teach you to: 

·       Speak with native speakers fluently, spontaneously, and confidently in social, academic, and business situations.

·       Understand, read and write text on complex subjects

·       Take notes and write formatted and logical text’s for professional purposes

Certificate in English (Advanced) – Level 3 (IELTS Preparation)

Description

This course will help you in preparing for the IELTS examination. This course includes intensive IELTS preparation and practice. Students will be trained in all the four modules reading, writing, listening and speaking.
This course can be either taken as a stand-alone course or in conjunction with General English classes if these are required. The Certificate in English (Advanced) is an approved course by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
The IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) is a test to check English language ability. Students appear in Academic IELTS with the purpose of studying at tertiary level, which is one of the entry requirements at PTE’s, Universities and Polytechnics.
People who are looking for registration in their areas of specialisation; for examples Nurses, Doctors, Teachers etc they also appear in Academic IELTS. Some people appear in General IELTS as per their immigration category requirements.
Certificate in English (Advanced) will help you in preparing for IELTS (both General and Academic) examination. This course includes intensive IELTS preparation and practice. Students will be trained in all the four modules:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
Why study at Imperial

At Imperial, the Certificate in English is taught by our experienced and well-qualified teachers. We understand that students have a variety of needs. Our experienced and well-qualified teaching team uses a variety of teaching strategies to provide constructive and interesting learning. Our experienced and friendly student support staff provides students with any required support. Our classes are small, so that teacher can give each student individual attention. We check your progress regularly.

Course Details
  • Course length: Minimum of 12 weeks
  • Course hours: Monday to Friday (Four hours per day)
  • Entry Level: Any
  • Start date: Please contact College administration

Please contact administration for more detail and the availability of these classes.

Summary of course

Course Level – IELTS Preparation 

 
AIM
The aim of the IELTS preparation course is to teach you to:

 

  • Listen, understand and write about what is said in audio conversations
  • Speak and discuss your opinions with native speakers with a level of fluency and spontaneity
  • Read and understand the main points of complex academic writing
  • Understand, and write, clear formal academic texts on a wide range of topics
  • Develop IELTS test-taking strategies

Interpreter Course – Level 5

Description

Interpreter Course aims to develop interpreting skills to work in community settings such as health, community work, the courts, tenancy services. etc. Students will learn the skills required for interpreting mostly in a classroom environment where the theoretical skills will be taught and practical application of the skills will be held using role-play situations. All theoretical and practical work will include assessment activities on an ongoing basis throughout the course.
The interpreter Course is an approved course by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. This course is designed for local and international students.

Summary of course
  Interpreter Course
  AIM On completion of the Interpreter course, Graduate will have
  • Communication skills needed for interpreting
  • Interpreting skills; speech, memory, listening
  • Skills required for preparation for and participation in an interpreting session
  • Techniques to enhance the interpreting process; cross-cultural communication, signpost words, note-taking and summarising skills
  • Ability of the role of the liaison interpreter

TESOL Course – Level 4

Certificate in Teaching English to speakers of other Languages
Description

TESOL Course is suitable to non-native speakers of English. This Course provides the trainee with the necessary teaching skills required to teach. The course offers a mix of classroom theoretical learning and practical learning. This course can be either taken as a stand-alone course or in conjunction with General English classes if these are required.
TESOL Course is an approved training scheme by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Summary of course
  TESOL Course
  AIM On completion of the TESOL course, Graduate will be able
  • To and have experience of current, educationally sound understandings of English language teaching techniques.
  • To resources and activities that will keep them abreast of ongoing English language-teaching developments throughout their teaching careers.
  • To techniques that will improve their ability to be continuously competent practitioners of the subject they will be teaching: English.
Course Details
  • Course length: 6 weeks
  • Course hours: Monday to Friday (30hours includes 20hours classroom and 10hours unsupervised study)
  • Entry requirements:
  • Student must be 18 years of age at the time of Application
  • Suitable entry permit (Visa/immigration status) to study
  • Applicants who do not have English as a first language will need to meet one of the English language requirements outlined by NZQA under “English Language entry requirements for international students’ (www.nzqa.govt.nz) Please contact Imperial administration to obtain the latest English Language entry requirements for the course
  • An Interview
  • Start date: Please contact College administration

Please contact administration for more detail and the availability of these classes.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4)

Strategic Purpose Statement

This qualification is intended for learners of English as an additional language, who wish to pursue further English language study in an academic context. 

Graduates will have the language skills required to communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some less familiar situations with fluency and flexibility in everyday/social/community, workplace and/or academic English language contexts. This qualification is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2.

This qualification allows Aotearoa New Zealand community, employers and educational institutions to recognize the level at which the graduate can use English for general, workplace or academic purposes.

Course Details
  • Course length: 6 weeks
  • Course hours: Monday to Friday (35hours includes 20hours classroom and 15hours unsupervised study)
  • Entry requirements:
  • Student must be 18 years of age at the time of Application
  • Suitable entry permit (Visa/immigration status) to study
  • Applicants who do not have English as a first language will need to meet one of the English language requirements outlined by NZQA under “English Language entry requirements for international students’ (www.nzqa.govt.nz) Please contact Imperial administration to obtain the latest English Language entry requirements for the course
  • Statement of Purpose (Statement of interest in working as an interpreter in community contexts)

Please contact administration for more detail and the availability of these classes.

Summary of Course

NZCEL Level 4

 

AIM

The purpose of this programme is to develop learners’ language skills so that they can communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some less familiar situations with fluency and flexibility in academic settings at CEFR mid B2 level. The programme advances learners’ development of key academic skills, including reading academic texts, listening, academic writing, and speaking skills that will enable them to undertake independent learning at the tertiary level. 

The target learner group are students with English as their second language, who plan to study in New Zealand and gain an English Language qualification and/or apply for a vocational or undergraduate programme at a New Zealand Tertiary Education Organization.

Programme Outcomes: 

At the end of the programme learners should be able to:

  • Understand the main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions related to a field of specialisation.
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity in spoken academic discourse.
  • Understand verbal academic information, identifying both main ideas and specific details.
  • Produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of moderately complex academic subjects.
Further Details

Please contact administration for more detail and the availability of these classes.

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Commerce)

Description

The programme provides a pathway and qualification for international students interested in furthering their studies in New Zealand, with a focus on career pathway in commerce or business.

The contexts of the programme have been carefully chosen after extensive consultation with Imperial’s education agents, Prof. Christopher Gan from Lincoln University, overseas high school principals, potential learners and our marketing team. It is anticipated that our learners will come from India, China and other Asian countries who are graduates from high schools and who plan to study in New Zealand but do not have any background knowledge or proficiency for their chosen field of academic tertiary study.

This programme will enable learners to pathway to higher level studies in commerce, marketing, finance, management, accounting and related study at an undergraduate or diploma level.

Summary of course

 

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Commerce)

 

AIM

This programme has been designed to provide learning experiences that enable students to develop the core knowledge, skills and personal attributes required for academic tertiary study in New Zealand, and for entry-level positions in commerce industries. 

Graduates of this programme will be able to progress to further study or training at NZQF Level 5 and above (degree, diploma or certificate) related to the context of this programme.

Programme Outcomes:

At the end of the programme learners should be able to:

  • Find and analyze context-relevant information and evaluate its reliability.
  • Work independently and collaboratively to solve problems.
  • Formulate arguments and communicate findings via visual displays and written essays.
  • Plan effectively to achieve study and career goals and recognise and overcome barriers to successful time management.

Graduates of the programme will be awarded the Zealand Certificate in Study and Employment Pathways (Level 4), [NZQF Reference: 2860].

Course delivery
  • Onshore
  • Offshore
Further Details

Please contact administration for more detail and the availability of these classes.

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Science)

Description

This programme will enable learners to pathway to higher level studies in science and related study at an undergraduate or diploma level.

Courses cover core topics and key principles in chemistry, calculus, physics but they also provide enough depth for learners to gain foundations specialisation and credible vocational skills from skilled tutors.

The programme provides a pathway and qualification for international students interested in furthering their studies in New Zealand, with a focus on career pathway in science.

Summary of course

 

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Commerce)

 

AIM

This programme has been designed to provide learning experiences that enable students to develop the core knowledge, skills and personal attributes required for academic tertiary study in New Zealand, and for entry-level positions in science related industries including laboratory assistant or trainee roles.

Graduates of this programme will be able to progress to further study or training at NZQF Level 5 and above (degree, diploma or certificate) related to the context of this programme.

Programme outcomes:

At the end of the programme learners should be able to:

  • Find and analyse context-relevant information and evaluate its reliability.
  • Work independently and collaboratively to solve problems.
  • Formulate arguments and communicate findings via visual displays and written essays.
  • Plan effectively to achieve study and career goals and recognise and overcome barriers to successful time management.

Graduates of the programme will be awarded the Zealand Certificate in Study and Employment Pathways (Level 4), [NZQF Reference: 2860].

Further Details

Please contact administration for more detail and the availability of these classes.