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English for Academic Success [ESOL Upper Intermediate/Advanced]

Planning to use your English to study? Gain confidence with academic vocabulary, learn how to read critically, and practise academic writing techniques to prepare yourself for tertiary education. [Level 4+] [Discounted fee of $65 for NZ citizens and residents - if you're a resident/citizen and the course is full, please contact us!]


This eight-session course will help you gain the skills you need to succeed in your academic studies.


NOTE: if the course is full, but you are a NZ citizen or resident, please add your name to the waiting list and also contact us on 04 385 8919 or

By the end of the course, you’ll:

  • Be able to recognise and use academic vocabulary appropriately
  • Be able to construct an academic piece of writing
  • Gain strategies for reading and understanding academic texts
  • Have developed your study skills further

Note: Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".


For ESOL students at level 4 (Upper Intermediate/Advanced). If you are enrolling with us for the first time, please contact the CEC office (04 385 8919) before enrolling so that we can check the level of your English to make sure that you are in the correct class.

NOTE: This course is subsidised with funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and for statistical purposes, some additional information is required as part of the enrolment process. A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend all sessions.  You must also provide evidence of NZ citizenship or residency, if applicable.

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