ACG English School

One of New Zealand’s leading language schools, ACG English School delivers Intensive English courses designed to meet the needs of our students. We aim to maximise student progress and achievement by equipping students with the English skills that best prepare them for further study.


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ACG English School is located at 345 Queen Street in central Auckland, near the University of Auckland, AUT University, ACG Senior College, ACG Yoobee School of Design, New Zealand School of Tourism, NZMA, Animation College and AMES. The central location means easy access to public transport and a number of nearby accommodation options. The campus is fully equipped with modern air-conditioned classrooms, computer rooms, a student common room, a library and a cafeteria.

On campus, friendly and experienced staff are at hand to provide information to our students on further study at ACG or beyond.

  • ACG English School runs all year round and offers weekly intakes
  • Successful ACG English School students have guaranteed entry to all programmes offered by ACG
  • The minimum age is 12
  • All ACG English School students receive an iPad free of charge for the duration of their course. Students have access to course materials via the iPad.
  • Courses consist of 24 or 30 hours of lessons per week
  • The tutor system ensures that each student is given close individual attention
  • All teachers are fully qualified and registered with the Education Council of New Zealand, which means they are approved by the Council to teach in New Zealand schools
  • Full written reports are issued each 12-week cycle in addition to tutor feedback and progress reporting to students
  • A range of optional activities is offered outside of the school day to expand the experiences of ACG English School students in New Zealand.

Intensive English 

  • Two modules are included in the 24-hour per week lesson option: The Core & IELTS Academic English Module and the Project-based English Module.
  • Three modules are included in the 30-hour per week lesson option: The Core & IELTS Academic English Module, the Project-based English Module and the Elective Module.

The Core & IELTS Academic English Module consists of skills development along with a focus on examination skills. The module aims to develop English within a variety of contexts. consists of skills development along with a focus on examination skills. The module aims to develop English within a variety of contexts.

The module includes:

  • Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
  • Productive Skills: Writing and Speaking
  • Core Language Skills: Vocabulary, Grammar and Pronunciation

The Core & IELTS Academic English Module consists of approximately 16 hours per week and is designed to develop English language usage, language structure, vocabulary, reading, listening and writing using a set topic.

The Project-based English Module consists of approximately 8 hours per week and takes the skills learned in the Core & IELTS Academic English Module and translates them into a weekly presentation using a variety of media.

Presentations may include:

  • The production of a weekly newspaper
  • Student video creations
  • Design and Fine Art
  • Debating
  • Podcast creation
  • Public speaking

The Elective Module: 6 hours per week.*

The purpose of the Elective Module is to practise English skills through academic subjects, such as Mathematics, Business and Science as well as creative storytelling.  The Elective Module is particularly useful to students planning to continue their academic studies after reaching the required English level. 

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The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies


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AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies

Pathways to further study 

Students who successfully complete the following ACG English School levels and who meet stated academic entry requirements have guaranteed entry into all ACG schools and programmes as follows:

ACG Parnell College, ACG Strathallan, ACG Sunderland and ACG Tauranga          
Years 7 to 10 Academic Level 2
Years 11 to 13 Academic Level 3 **

  

ACG Senior College         
Years 11 to 13 Academic Level 3

 

AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies                                                                                  
Fast-track 6 months (2 terms) Academic Level 5  
Standard 8/9 months (3 terms)   Academic Level 4
Standard Plus 1 year (4 terms) Academic Level 3
Academic English for Foundation
3 month (1 term)
Academic Level 2     

 

ACG Yoobee School of Design, Animation College, AMES, South Seas Film & Television School, NZMA and  New Zealand School of Tourism***
Level 3 and 4 Certificates Academic Level 3
Level 5 Diplomas Academic Level 4
Level 6, 7 Diplomas and Bachelor Degree Academic Level 5

 

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies                                                              
Fast-track 8/9 months (3 terms) Academic Level 4
Standard 1 year (4 terms) Academic Level 3          
Extended 18 months (6 terms) Academic Level 2   

 

Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme                                                        
Fast-track 6 months (2 terms) Academic Level 5         
Standard 8/9 months (3 terms) Academic Level 4 
Standard Plus 1 year (4 terms) Academic Level 3         

 

 * Only available when students are in Academic Level 2 or above.     
** ACG Parnell College Academic Level 4
*** Some diploma programmes have different IELTS requirements.


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pdfACG International Student Prospectus 2017

 

 

 

 

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Address: 345 Queen Street

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