These free classes are taught by New Zealand Certificate in Language Teaching students in small group settings and start at Elementary level (please note, there are no classes for beginners).

What is Elementary level English?

Elementary level describes a speaker of English who can understand and use basic conversational and transactional English and may or may not have studied English grammar.

You may have very good written and grammatical English but lack confidence and fluency in spoken English, or you may be relatively fluent at speaking English but have little grammatical awareness or written English ability.

Placement tests

Before you start, you will need to sit a Placement Test to determine your level of English-speaking ability, so we can put you in a suitable class. 

Next placement test: 1-2pm on Thursday 20th February 2020

In the meantime, you can sit this test before class at 9.15am on Saturdays, or 5.15pm on Thursdays (see the 'Upcoming Classes' table below for class dates). Once you've sat the Placement Test, the free English classes start on the first Saturday of every semester. Please come to reception at Building 170, Mt Albert Campus, and ask for a course tutor.

Upcoming Classes (click to expand)

Date Session Day Time
August 17 Lecture Saturday 9.30-11.30 AM
August 24 Lecture Saturday 9.30-11.30 AM
August 31 Lecture Saturday 9.30-11.30 AM
September 7 Lecture Saturday 9.30-11.30 AM
September 14 Lecture Saturday 9.30-11.30 AM
September 21 Lecture Saturday 9.30-11.30 AM
September 28 Lecture Saturday 9.30-11.30 AM
October 17 Lecture Thursday 5.30-7.30 PM
October 19 Lecture Saturday 9.30-11.30 AM
October 24 Lecture Thursday 5.30-7.30 PM
October 26 Lecture Saturday 9.30-11.30 AM
October 31 Lecture Thursday 5.30-7.30 PM
November 2 Lecture Saturday 9.30-11.30 AM
November 7 Lecture Thursday 5.30-7.30 PM
November 9 Lecture Saturday 9.30-11.30 AM
November 14 Lecture Thursday 5.30-7.30 PM
November 16 Lecture Saturday 9.30-11.30 AM

Location

Building 170, Mt Albert campus, Carrington Road, Mt Albert.

More information

If you would like to find out more, please contact Student Central on 0800 10 95 10 or email study@unitec.ac.nz.