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

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 recognise the level at which the graduate can use English for general, workplace or academic purposes.

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 Organisation.
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.
Course Details
  • Course length: 17 weeks
  • Course hours: Monday to Friday (Refer to the programme handbook)
Entry requirements:
Applicants must:
Please contact administration for more detail and the availability of these classes.

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
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.

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.

Prospective students
Admission process:
  • Fill out the Enrolment Form and submit it to the College administration.
  • Include all the supporting documents. The supporting documents include but are not limited to a copy of passport, copy of certificates (for the course that leads to a qualification), English Language proficiency (as per course requirements) 
  • Admission staff will assess your application.
  • When the admission staff is satisfied that the application and supporting documents meet the requirements for enrolment for the course requested, offer of a place will be given to the student.
Please note that admission staff can request more documentation. 

On Day 1, you will have student orientation. You will receive a student ID (identification) card and information about your course. You will learn about the College and how it operates. You get to know the campus and key staff members. We also help you to find your way around Auckland.
We discuss the Student Handbook so you know your rights and responsibilities as a student. In addition, international students are reminded what they must do to meet the requirements of Immigration New Zealand.

Accommodation:

Imperial College of New Zealand provides support to our students in finding homestays for them.

Accommodation Agent

The College uses an accommodation agent for the placement of students into accommodation. Bookings for accommodation can be made through the College at the time of enrolment. Students who book accommodation and make payment and then withdraw at the time of arrival are subject to the rules of the accommodation provider, and their refund policy applies.

Booking Fee

There is a booking fee for accommodation, which varies between $240.00 to $300.00
Students seeking accommodation will be required to complete the appropriate sections to indicate any special requests to assist in their placement
Students who have medical conditions or allergies MUST indicate these at the time of enrolment.

Airport Pick-up

Students who require airport pickup must tick the appropriate section in the enrolment form. Airport fee is $NZ95

Weekly Fee

An average homestay fee is approximately $NZ240 per week. The minimum period of three weeks applies for accommodation bookings, and payments are made in advance.

Homestay Expectations

Students in Homestay usually become part of the family and are welcome to participate in family activities and social occasions. In NZ, all family members usually participate in home duties such as keeping their rooms tidy and helping with preparing meals and cleaning up afterward.

Moving into Homestay

Most of the Homestay families chosen have a great deal of experience in having international students in their homes. The family welcomes the student in their home but expects the student to understand and comply with some of the basic family rules The date and time of your move into a Homestay is agreed to before the student arrives.

Moving out of Homestay

Students who wish to change Homestay should consult with the College staff, and these arrangements can be made quickly. It is usual in New Zealand to give at least three weeks’ notice that you are moving. If a student moves out within the three weeks’ notice period the Homestay fee for that period is NOT refunded.

Holidays

If the Homestay family goes on holiday, they may opt to go with them subject to their course timetable. However, the costs involved are additional to the usual Homestay fee. If the student selects to stay at home, this may require seeking alternative accommodation at that time

Complaints

Students who have complaints about their Homestay must speak to the administration staff at the College, who will then deal with the Accommodation Agent.

Refunds

The Accommodation Agent has different refund policies for the College. These can be given to students on request.

Pre-departure:
Money: 

You must bring enough New Zealand currency in cash to meet your initial expenses and have access to funds in case of an emergency.

Bringing others’ bags: 

Never bring other’s items or bags as they may contain something illegal. If you do so, you will be held accountable for it. Keep your enrolment letter, and contact details of the College administration with you at all times once you have boarded your flight.

Imperial Difference:

At ICNZ, we understand our students’ aspirations and have focused our philosophy on imparting premium quality education. In addition, the College caters to the needs of students in the field of vocational education. We are committed to provide a warm and caring educational environment and make our student’s top-notch leaders in their chosen profession. We are confident that our students will have an enjoyable and enriching experience by choosing ICNZ as their pathway to success.

Living in New Zealand:
About New Zealand

New Zealand (or Aotearoa – the land of the long white cloud) is a welcoming, diverse country with a history of Māori, European, Pacific Island, and Asian immigration. This rich blend of cultures, combined with geologically fascinating landscapes and unique flora and fauna, makes New Zealand an exciting country to explore. As a result, many international students choose New Zealand for their studies. A small island nation of just over 4.5 million people, New Zealand, comprises two major landmasses, North Island and South Island. New Zealand is located approximately 1,500km east of Australia and about 1,000km from the Pacific Islands. For more information about New Zealand, visit the website  https://www.newzealand.com/.

About Auckland

Auckland is known as “The City of Sails”. Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, with a population of 1.4 million, and is a beautiful place to study, live and work. Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf to the east, the Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west. Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have a harbour on each of two separate major bodies of water.

Important Policies:
Student withdrawals and Refund policy 
Fee Protection

Imperial College of New Zealand has an arrangement with the Public trust, which acts as a trustee to protect student’s fee by holding the fee amount in a trust account. This protects all students fee against the withdrawal of accreditation of the College, any unlikely event of insolvency or the regulatory closure. This is a NZQA approved arrangement for fee protection.

Student Withdrawals and Refunds Policy
Purpose of the Policy

Imperial College of New Zealand ensures that students and other stakeholders receive clear information about the student withdrawals and refund requirements. ICNZ ensures that the fee refund procedure fully meets the requirements of the regulators (NZQA and MoE) and the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016.

PROCEDURES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Students wishing to withdraw from any of the courses must complete the course withdrawal request form with the reasons for withdrawal from the College
  • The Principal or nominee makes decision (either approves or declines) on the application. Refund requests are approved or declined by the Principal or nominee based on the withdrawals and Refunds schedule as below
  • When the refund applications are approved, Public Trust refund forms are generated by the administration and are given to the students for their signature and any relevant information. When the refund applications are declined, students are given opportunity to have meeting with Principal to discuss the reasons for decline
  • Completed Public trust refund forms are then sent to Public Trust for authorisation and processing of fees held by Public Trust.
  • In instances where a course is being cancelled, the College shall arrange for a full refund of fees paid by the students. In the event that a course is cancelled part way through due to unforeseen circumstances (including course closure or regulatory closure), a proportional refund of fees paid will be given.
  • Students whose attendance is below the accepted percentage, or has failed to make contact with the College, despite warning letters being sent or phone calls made will be withdrawn from the course and Immigration New Zealand will be notified immediately, and no refund

Refund Schedule

The amount of refund depends on the period of enrolment and period between the course start date and the application for withdrawal.

 

1

 

a.

Course length less than 5 weeks

 

i)

Student withdrawing on or before the 2nd working day from the commencement of the course, the College will retain up to 50% of the course fee based on actual expenses incurred.

 

ii)

Student withdrawing after the 2nd working day, there will be no refund

 

 

 

b.

Course length greater than 5 weeks and less than 3 months

 

 

i)

 

Student withdrawing on or before the 5th working day from the commencement of the course, the College will retain up to 25% of the course fee based on actual expenses incurred.

 

ii)

Student withdrawing after the 5th working day, there will be no refund

 

 

 

c.

Course length of 3 months or greater 

 

 

i)

 

Student withdrawing on or before the 10th working day from the commencement of the course, the College will retain up to 25% of the course fee based on actual expenses incurred.

 

ii)

Student withdrawing after the 10th working day, there will be no refund

 

 

 

2

Students withdrawing before the course starts will also be subject to the above criteria, i.e they will be entitled to a refund less any amounts (such as Insurance fees if already applied by the provider, the homestay placement if already confirmed by the student) allowed to be retained.

 

 

 

3

A full refund of any and all course-related fees paid by students will automatically be given for courses which are cancelled by Imperial College of New Zealand, or which did not start due to an insufficient number of enrolments.

 

 

 

4

Imperial College of New Zealand reserves the right to cancel any course for which there are insufficient enrolments.