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English for Academic and General Purposes – High School Preparation strand

Up to 40 weeks per year (25 hours contact per week)

Any Monday – available in Auckland and Christchurch Campuses

$440 per week plus a one off $200 Registration Fee

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This strand is targeted at students wishing to prepare for entry into a NZ High School.  This strand focuses on preparation for high school and will typically include the additional strand of Language into Mathematics, Science and Social Studies as well as a practical component of activities including Art, Craft, Cooking and Sport. These are woven into the course through the topics described for each level.

Entry Requirement : 

Open to all. Placement level determined by prior learning, placement test, interview and needs analysis.

Programme Structure

Caters for all ESL levels — especially Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate and offers a strong foundation for the NZ education system

  • The morning programme has an English Language focus.

  • The afternoon programme has a subject language focus for Mathematics, Science and Social Studies

  • There is a half-day activity once per week.

AEI’s Partnership High Schools

AEI has a strong and long established relationship with many high schools in Christchurch and Canterbury. We have worked together as partners with them for many years now.

At AEI, we have qualified secondary school teachers on our staff who understand the language challenges of New Zealand high schools. Our staff are also highly trained and skilled in teaching English so we can make a strong programme with both intensive English and the language for mathematics, science and social studies. We also teach the skills needed to succeed in the New Zealand classroom environment.

Some students come to AEI first for intensive English study and then choose their high school. Other students choose their high school first and then come to AEI for intensive English study first. Both of these ways make a strong pathway for good English language knowledge and then academic success at high school.

At present, AEI runs a joint programme with the following high schools, and 2018 will see this list grow to include Auckland-based High Schools:

  • Burnside High School

  • Cashmere High School

  • Christchurch Girls’ High School

  • Darfield High School

  • Lincoln High School

  • Middleton Grange School

  • Papanui High School

  • Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

  • St Andrews’ College

  • St Bede’s College

  • St Margaret’s College

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