Once students have reached Upper Intermediate level, those who intend to continue their studies in a university either in New Zealand or another English-speaking country, join our Academic English classes.
There are two levels of Academic class: Upper Intermediate and Advanced. One major objective in these classes is to prepare for IELTS (International English Language Testing System) which is a pre-requisite for entry to university.
Students are taught test-taking techniques, academic vocabulary, speed reading, and academic writing skills. They regularly sit practice tests to measure their progress. Academic Class teaching resources include regularly updated IELTS preparation course-books, audio tapes and CDs, recorded interviews and examples of actual tests supplemented by a large selection of test preparation materials developed here at Royal Business College.
The effectiveness of our approach is borne out by the large number of our graduates who have gone on to successfully complete degree and post-graduate courses at universities in New Zealand or elsewhere.
Once a student has reached 5.5 IELTS they are able to enter the Diploma course programmes.
Holiday Course for Groups
The popular Active English Programme gives participants expert English language tuition, an inside look at New Zealand’s culture and scenery, and also an exciting range of fun activities. Programmes can be made to suit your group’s requirements. Free placement on the Active English Programme is given to the accompanying teacher/guardian.
All students are welcome to join the English language programme.