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Focus On English

A flexible full-time English language short course for international students. 


Focus on English is a full-time short course delivered at our Mt. Albert campus and designed for international students, who are able to complete the course while on a visitor or student visa. 

The course is shared with our New Zealand Certificate in English Language programmes, though Focus on English students complete this short course without being enrolled into a full 16-week programme. 

Focus on English prepares students for a career in many different industries, or for study on certificate level programmes including Construction Trade Skills, Business and Electrical Engineering. Students will improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening English skills.

The course is very flexible, allowing students to choose how long they would like to study for, from between 2 and 12 weeks. Please note: Individual study periods must begin within the first 4 weeks of our four terms.

2019 Study Dates

Term 1A: Students can start anytime between 25 Feb 19 and 25 Mar 19
Term 1B: Students can start anytime between 29 Apr 19 and 27 May 19
Term 2A: Students can start anytime between 22 Jul 19 and 19 Aug 19
Term 2B: Students can start anytime between 23 Sep 19 and 21 Oct 19


Indicative fees for Focus on English are $500 per week, therefore the total fee for the course will depend on how long a student decides to study for. 

Application Process

Please note, this programme is only open to international students aged 16 and above, who are on a visitor or student visa.

You can apply via our Enrolment Portal and select Professional Development Courses, majoring in 'Focus on English'.

You will need to sit a Language Studies English Language Placement Test so that we can ensure that you study at the appropriate English Language Level. Details of this will be sent to you by our Enrolment Manager once you’ve applied. 

Please note: Your individual timetable will be discussed and determined during your placement test.  

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