THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACADEMY (ELA)

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     The ELA is the only English language school of the world-ranked University of Auckland. The ELA provides English language programmes for students interested in pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as customised group and teacher-training courses.

     Located on the University of Auckland’s city campus in downtown Auckland, the ELA provides a modern, spacious and multi-cultural learning environment.

The University of Auckland – Overview

     Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities*, the University of Auckland offers you the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification through a research-led university

Range of programmes

The University offers 160 programmes from Bachelor’s level to PhD, including both research and course-work based Master’s programmes, and short-term Study Abroad programmes.

Careers and English language support

     The University provides a comprehensive range of support services, including a dedicated team of international student support advisers and an award-winning career development and employment service to help you prepare for your future career. You can also continue to work on your English skills through the University’s English Language Enrichment service, with free access to online and on-campus English language resources, advice, and language learning groups.

Quick facts

 

Established: 1883

Ranking: 82nd in the world*

Students: Approximately 40,000

International Students: Approximately 6,000

Faculties:

• Arts (Humanities and Social Sciences)
• Business
• Creative Arts and Industries
• Education and Social Work
• Engineering
• Law
• Medical and Health Sciences
• Science

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* QS World University Rankings 2015

** www.timeshighereducation.com

Why study at the ELA?

     The ELA provides a wide range of English language programmes, including academic English, general English courses, direct university pathways, customised group programmes, and teacher-training courses. There are a number of advantages to learning English at a world class university in a top ranked city.*

GLOBAL REPUTATION TEACHING EXCELLENCE
The ELA is part of the University of Auckland, which is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities and the highest-ranked university in New Zealand.** Learn from highly qualified and experienced teachers.
• The ELA employs experienced teachers with degrees and TESOL qualifications, who are all dedicated to helping you reach your goals.
• Teachers at the ELA have experience in teaching students from different countries and are able to tailor their support to the specific learning needs of their students.
FACILITIES AND SUPPORT DIRECT PATHWAYS INTO NEW ZEALAND’S TOP TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS
Get the support you need to learn and have fun including:
• Dedicated student services team offering pastoral care;
• Study Centre, open 7 days a week and manned by a qualified English language teacher on weekdays;
• Computing facilities equipped with learning technology;
• Help with arriving in Auckland and finding accommodation;
• Exciting social, sporting, and cultural activities.
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Meet the English language requirements for entry to programmes at the University of Auckland and some other New Zealand tertiary institutions. Our pathway programmes include:
• Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP)
• English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS)
• English Pathway for Undergraduate Studies (EPUS)
INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS
Meet, make friends and learn English with people from around the world.
• Each year the ELA welcomes students from over 35 countries into our English language courses.

* Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Survey 2015..

** QS World University Rankings 2015.

Your English Language Pathway

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TGeneral English
     General English will help you improve your ability to communicate in English in social and work situations and progress to other ELA courses. The course focuses on the development of communication skills with a balance of speaking, listening, reading and writing tasks. You will learn through class activities, individual, pair and small group work. General English includes elective classes which allow you to tailor your course to meet your learning goals, as you can choose an elective class to focus on a particular subject or skills. The elective classes are dependent on level and student demand. They may include: Communication Skills, Business English and IELTS preparation.*  q
Entry requirements

 

Students are tested on their first day to determine their class level. Students are tested every 5-6 weeks and are required to achieve the required level of proficiency in order to progress to the next level.
Levels Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced
Class hours per week 20 hours
Course length 2 – 40+ weeks (students usually study 11 weeks at each level)
Cost 2-11 weeks: 430 NZ$

12+ weeks: 415 NZ$

Academic English & IELTS
     Academic English will help you improve your English language skills to prepare you for study success at university. This programme provides you with opportunities to develop your independent learning strategies and individual needs in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Depending on your preference, the programme can focus on university preparation or IELTS preparation. You will develop the language and academic skills to help you progress to the next level of English, move to one of our pathway programmes, or transition to your destination programme. A study programme for students interested in studying General English prior to their Academic English programme can be arranged..  4
Entry requirements Students are tested on their first day to determine their class level. For progression to another level, students need to achieve the required grade in the end of course test.
Levels Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced
Duration 1 block = 10 weeks (Summer School = 7 weeks)
Students can take more than one block depending on their level and needs.
Total hours 1 block = 200 hours
(January – November)
Course length 10+ weeks (students usually study 10 weeks at each level and can do more than one block of 10 weeks)
Cost Academic English – 10 weeks (200 hours): 4750 NZ$

Summer Module 1 & 2 (Accelerated) – 7 weeks (140 hours): 3325 NZ$

Summer Module 3 & 4 (Accelerated) – 7 weeks (200 hours): 4750 NZ$

 

IELTS Testing and Preparation Courses

    The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of the most widely recognised English tests in the world. IELTS preparation courses at the ELA will thoroughly prepare you in examination techniques and the particular language and study skills you need for success in the IELTS test.

IELTS Testing

     IELTS provides a reliable and consistent measure of English language proficiency. The test is designed by world leaders in language assessment and test delivery. IELTS is accepted by all universities in New Zealand and Australia as a measure of English proficiency to enter academic study programmes. Immigration authorities and professional organisations also accept IELTS as the benchmark language proficiency test. By sitting your IELTS test you will gain access to the widest range of opportunities to pursue your future career.

IELTS Testing in New Zealand

     The IELTS Centre at the ELA is New Zealand’s largest and most established test centre. This award winning IELTS administration centre offers candidates the flexibility of 36 test dates per year. Candidates have the comfort of taking the test in a well-equipped environment. The IELTS team strive to provide candidates with the best possible organisational support.

IELTS Testing in the Pacific

     The IELTS Centre at the ELA conducts ten off-site tests in seven countries in the Pacific and partners with aid organisations as part of scholarship programmes leading to university entry.

IELTS Preparation Courses

     The IELTS Preparation Courses are designed to help develop your language and test preparation skills. An IELTS preparation course is available as an elective option within the General English and Academic English courses (minimum student and level requirements apply). Part-time IELTS preparation courses are available in the evenings and on weekends. All of these courses are taught by experienced IELTS tutors.

Duration 4 weeks (32 hours) – 5 weeks (20 hours)
Cost IELTS Evening Preparation Course – 4 weeks (32 hours): 540 NZ$

IELTS Evening Preparation Course & IELTS Test – 4 weeks (32 hours): 895 NZ$

IELTS Saturday Preparation Course – 5 weeks (20 hours): 360 NZ$

IELTS Saturday Preparation Course & IELTS Test – 5 weeks (20 hours): 715 NZ$

IELTS Test: 385 NZ$

Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP)
     FCertEAP is ideal if you have met the academic requirements for the University of Auckland or some other New Zealand tertiary institutions, but have not reached the English language requirements. This programme ensures you gain the English proficiency and academic literacy needed for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses. Successfully completing the FCertEAP programme with the required grade for your academic study programme will meet the English language requirements for entry to a number of New Zealand tertiary institutions, without the need for any further testing.*  5
Entry requirements
To be eligible for FCertEAP, students must:

• Hold a conditional offer of place from a New Zealand tertiary institution that recognises FCertEAP*
• Meet the following FCertEAP English language entry requirements:
– ELA: Academic Upper Intermediate level as determined by an ELA test or
– IELTS: An overall and writing Academic IELTS band score that is no more than 1.0 away from the Academic IELTS score required for entry to university.**
Usually:
+ Postgraduates minimum overall 5.5, writing 5.5, and no band less than 5.0
+ Undergraduates minimum overall 5.0, writing 5.0, and no band less than 4.5
(Notable exceptions include Engineering and Nursing)

Levels Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Duration 21 weeks
Total hours 2 blocks = 400 hours
(January – November)
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Course length 21 weeks, including one week study break (17-week courses commence in September and November)
Cost 21 weeks: 9750 NZ$

* A list of all New Zealand tertiary institutions that recognise the FCertEAP is available on request.

** The Academic IELTS score must have been issued within 12 months of the FCertEAP commencement date.

EPUS (English Pathway for Undergraduate Studies)
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EPUS is ideal if you have met the academic requirements for undergraduate study at the University of Auckland, but have narrowly missed the English language requirements.

This programme ensures you gain the English proficiency and academic literacy needed for undergraduate courses. Successfully completing the EPUS programme with the required grade for your academic study programme will meet the English language requirements for entry to the University of Auckland, without the need for any further testing.

Entry requirements To be eligible for EPUS, students must:

• Hold a conditional offer of place from the University of Auckland
• Meet the following EPUS English language entry requirements:
– IELTS: An overall and writing Academic IELTS test result that is 0.5 away from the IELTS band score required for entry to the University of Auckland. An undergraduate course requiring 6.0 would need no less than 5.5 overall, 5.5 in the Writing band, and no less than 5.0 in the other bands (unless stated otherwise by the University).*

Levels Advanced
Duration 10 weeks
Total hours 1 blocks = 200 hours
(January – November)
Course length 10 weeks (an accelerated 7-week EPUS is available in November)
Cost 10 weeks (200 hours): 4950 NZ$

* The Academic IELTS score must have been issued within 12 months of the EPUS commencement date.

EPPS (English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies)
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EPPS is suitable if you have met the academic requirements for postgraduate study at the University of Auckland, but have narrowly missed the English language requirements.

This programme ensures you gain the English proficiency and academic literacy needed for postgraduate and doctoral courses. Successfully completing the EPPS programme with the required grade for your academic study programme will meet the English language requirements for entry to the University of Auckland, without the need for any further testing.

Entry requirements To be eligible for EPPS, students must:

• Hold a conditional offer of place from the University of Auckland
• Meet the following EPPS English language entry requirements:
– IELTS: An overall and writing Academic IELTS test result that is 0.5 away from the IELTS band score required for entry to the University of Auckland. A postgraduate course requiring 6.5 would need no less than 6.0 overall, 6.0 in the Writing band, and no less than 5.5 in the other bands (unless stated otherwise by the University).*

Levels Advanced
Duration 10 weeks
Total hours 1 block = 200 hours
(January – November)
Course length 10 weeks (an accelerated 7-week EPPS is available in November, and the accelerated 7-week EPPS for Business Masters runs in February)
Cost EPPS (English Pathway for Undergraduate Studies) – 10 weeks (200 hours): 4950 NZ$

EPPS for Business Coursework Masters (Accelerated) – 7 weeks (200 hours): 4950 NZ$

* The Academic IELTS score must have been issued within 12 months of the EPPS commencement date.

Cambridge CELTA Course
 8      The Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) is the most widely recognised qualification for those entering the field of teaching English as a foreign language. It is recognised by language schools around the world. This qualification provides the skills needed to begin a career teaching English as a foreign language and makes finding work in a language school easier.
Entry requirements A native or near-native level of English is required for entry onto this programme.
Applicants need to successfully complete a language awareness task and interview.
Levels Native or near-native level of English required
Duration 4 weeks (full-time)
10 weeks (part-time)
Total hours
Course length 4 weeks (full-time)
10 weeks (part-time)
Cost 3300 NZ$
English for Teaching – TESOL (TKT)
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     English for Teaching – TESOL (TKT) is designed to enhance students’ English language ability and provide the teaching skills required to become a communicative teacher of English. No prior teaching experience is required.
Our 10-week course offers numerous advantages over more traditional shorter 4 or 5-week TKT TESOL programmes:
• More focus on your own language development in grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the four skills of speaking, reading, listening and speaking
• More time to prepare for the TKT exams and greater chance of success

Entry requirements To be eligible for English for Teaching – TESOL (TKT), students need to meet the following English language entry requirements:
• ELA:
Upper Intermediate level as determined by an ELA test or
• IELTS:
An Academic IELTS test result with the following band score: 5.0 overall, with no less than 5.0 in writing
Levels Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Duration 10 weeks
Total hours 200 hours
Course length 10 weeks
Cost 4970 NZ$

Essential information

Student visas

     You must apply for your student visa before entering New Zealand. Full details on the necessary reporting requirements are available through Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed at www.immigration.govt.nz

Eligibility for health services

     Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full cost of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to public funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at www.moh.govt.nz

Accident insurance

    The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz

Medical and travel insurance

     All international students are required to have appropriate medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. The ELA offers a scheme that meets requirements. You will receive details of the scheme with your Offer of Place from the ELA.

Employment

    Employment

Living costs

Generally you should allow approximately NZ$400 – $550 per week for living costs, including accommodation, food and transport.

APPROXIMATE WEEKLY COSTS ($NZ) * *

EXPENSES PER WEEK

HOMESTAY

ROOM IN RENTAL ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation

269,50 NZ$

230 – 390 NZ$

Accommodation

50 NZ$
(weekday lunches only)

100 – 200 NZ$

Transport
(2 – 3 zones) **

30 NZ$

Generally walking distance from ELA

Recreation/

Entertainment

50 – 200 NZ$

50 – 200 NZ$

* Approximate cost at time of publication (January 2016)

** Based on student bus or train concession fares for a “three-stage” (approximately 12km) return journey, 5 days per week

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