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ELA Summer Newsletter

As the new year commences complemented by a comfortable warm summer here in New Zealand, we would like to remind you that the first intake of the Academic English (AE) programme will be commencing on Monday, 4th February. We are still taking new applications for this programme and also new applications for our future intakes in April, July and September.
Please note that the English for Teaching -TESOL (TKT) programme commences on the same intake dates and we are offering a special promotion which will end on June 30, 2013. Apply now to secure this special promotion.

Please click here for more information about AE programme

For more information about TESOL programme and the TESOL+GEP promotion plan, please click here

Name change of Postgraduate Direct Entry Programme (PGDEP)

There is a name change for the Postgraduate Direct Entry Programme (PGDEP) and the new programme name is Postgraduate English for Academic Purposes (PGEAP). The programme aim and requirements remain the same.

Please click here for more information about this programme.

Updated Entry Requirements--English For Teaching TESOL (TKT)

Applicants do not have to be native speakers of English to apply for English For Teaching - TESOL (TKT), but must have an excellent all-round command of English. If applicants have a valid IELTS score of 5.0 overall with no less than 5.0 in the Writing band, they will receive a full offer of place in the programme. The IELTS test result must be no more than a year old from the programme commencement date.

If applicants haven’t got an IELTS test result to apply, they may have the option of taking the ELA Online level test. A direct link will be provided on the webpage for easy access.

For applicants who have met the level to proceed, they will be required to contact the Course Coordinator by email which will be provided on the Online Level Test result message. The Course Coordinator will send out an application form together with further instructions and a Writing test, which should be hand written and scanned for submission.

All applicants will take a placement test at the ELA prior to commencement as part of the orientation programme. Please note that this course can only be offered if there is a minimum number of applicants.

Please click here to find out more information about English for Teaching – TESOL (TKT)

Enhanced Report Card for Global English Plus

Following the recent introduction of the CEFR grading system for the Global English Plus programme, the academic team have extended the report to include and an overall grade. This will be particularly useful for crediting courses at their home university.

Supporting the Migrant Community of NZ

The University of Auckland English Language Academy is pleased to announce a new scholarship programme aimed at the migrant community of New Zealand. The ELA would like to show its support and contribute to the migrant community to help improve their daily lives through better usage and comprehension of the English language.

This is a 4-Week English language scholarship programme in our Global English Plus programme – Pre Intermediate and Intermediate levels. The programme includes 20 core hours of tuition per week. Please click here to find the programme information.

If you wish to enquire more about this programme, please email Jenny Dowling at jdowling@ela.auckland.ac.nz

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our group students who have just commenced their study at the ELA. They are from:

  • Andong University
  • Catholic University of Daegu
  • Daejeon University
  • JEI College
  • Keimyung University
  • Pukyong National University

Also we look forward to welcoming more group students soon from

  • Chuo Univeristy
  • Doshisha University
  • Gifu Shotoku Gakuin University
  • Kansai University
  • Kyoto Sangyo University
  • Hiroshima University of Economics
  • Osaka Shoin Women's University
  • Saga University
  • Seikei University
  • Seinan Gakuin University
  • Sophia University & Sophia Junior College
  • Tohokutohoku Tohoku Gakuin University
  • Ritsumeikan APU

ELA Holiday Closure

The ELA will be closed on Monday, 28th January 2013 for Auckland Anniversary Day and Wednesday, 6th February 2013 for Waitangi Day.