Certificate in Intermediate Intensive English

Massey University

Subject area

English for Speakers of Other Languages


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Entry requirements

Admission to the Certificate in Intermediate Intensive English requires that that the candidate will have: 1. an ability to read and write in any language; 2. been placed into the qualification on the basis of an assessment of their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English 3. completed education to the equivalent of at least NCEA Level 1 Candidates who are not permanent residents or citizens of New Zealand must hold the required visa or permit.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Successful students should be able to: * Recognise the need to extend and transfer prior skills within English speaking contexts. * Apply knowledge of high frequency words and multi-word units in the second thousand most frequent English words and other appropriate level frequency lists, as well as personal interest words, to the generation of original utterances and written texts. * Access, retrieve and understand information from spoken and written texts from a range of sources. * Employ linguistic devices to organise information in written and spoken form. * Structure interactions according to the sociolinguistic conventions of the English speaking environment. * Make use of feedback processes to identify gaps in knowledge and to self-correct their use of English. * Identify possible causes of communication problems and employ relevant strategies to overcome these problems. * Display effective skills in making appropriate grammatical and lexical choices to convey intended meaning in rehearsed and unrehearsed contexts. * Apply word processing, lexico-syntactic, discourse and process writing knowledge to produce and edit original documents. * Work independently using self-access materials to suit their individual learning styles.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 356 9099
Fax: (06) 350 2263
Email: contact@massey.ac.nz
Web: http://www.massey.ac.nz

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