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Speaking with NZers - A Chance to Talk [ESOL Upper Intermediate/Advanced]

Develop your ability to listen, ask questions and discuss topics with visiting native speakers and other learners. [Level 3+] [Discounted fee of $69 for NZ citizens and residents - if you're a resident/citizen and the course is full, please contact us!]


Develop your ability to listen, take notes, ask questions and discuss topics with other high-level learners and visiting native speakers of English.

For those at level 3 (intermediate). There will be a speaker from the community giving a short talk each night and we will develop your ability to listen and take notes, ask appropriate questions, discuss the topics, and do other activities around the topic to develop your English.   There may also be other native speakers of English to assist and help develop more ‘kiwi’ communication.

Topics and speakers will depend on the interests of the group and availability of speakers.

By the end of the course, you'll be more confident conversing in English and will:
• Understand more “Kiwi “English
• Be better equipped to make conversation in the workplace
• Be better able to make conversation in your everyday life
• Have met and conversed with more English-speaking people 

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

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 at least 80% of the sessions.  You must also provide evidence of NZ citizenship or residency, if applicable.

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