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English language training

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Teaching English as an International Language

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King’s Education Study Options General English Programme

Specialist Courses

General English (1-48 Weeks)

Child Care Training

• Beginner to advanced (5 levels).

• Early childhood teaching for qualified teachers (ECO) • Child care and maternity course (nannying - HCC)

• Concentrates on reading, listening, speaking and writing.

IELTS Preparation (eg for university, migration, high school, etc.) • Exam technique training. • Practice of key study skills.

TEIL (TESOL) • Become an English teacher in your own country

Teacher Aiding

Working Holiday Courses - Internship (12 Weeks)

• Become a trained specialist for helping disabled students in classrooms

• For students with working holiday visas. • This course includes General English (concentrating on speaking) and one of the following: Job Training, Hospitality, Early Childhood Care, Aged Care, Cheffing and Tour Guiding.

Study Tour Courses

School English Programme High School Preparation (1-48 Weeks) • For students 13 - 18 years • Designed as a transition course to a New Zealand high school, including a specialist literacy programme in mathematics, science and social studies.

Homework Help • Runs twice a week after school or at other times - as required • Helps with improving English, maths, science and social studies homework

Healthcare Programme OET or IELTS Preparation for Nursing • Exam technique training. • Develop 4 skill areas for nursing.

• 2 - 8 week courses • Individually designed to combine English learning with New Zealand (kiwi) style activities • Special interest activities can be included such as: visits to high schools, universities, College of Education, etc., as well as skiing, kayaking, horse trekking, jet boat riding etc. For more details on Study Tour Courses visit

Daily Hours Full time:

9.00am - 3.00pm 22.5 hours per week

Part time (am):

9.00am - 12.30pm 17 hours per week

Part time (pm):

1.30pm - 3.00pm

6 hours per week

Note: General English classes finish at 12.30 on Fridays and free activities run in the afternoon. Free after school clubs Monday -Thursday.

English for Nursing Registration (ENR) • Become a Registered Nurse in NZ

Aged Care Education (ACE) • Be trained as a caregiver for elderly care. • Become a qualified caregiver for the elderly • This course is designed for non-medical people

Start Dates General English, School English and Healthcare programmes start every Monday. Please enquire about start dates for Specialist and Study Tour courses.

“Studying at King’s has been a great experience. I have improved my English and now I’m working in New Zealand ” - Valentin Gerig from Switzerland General English student

English Training Pathways Become a:


You need:


Go to university or polytech

Go to high school

Become a Registered Nurse in New Zealand ✝

Gain work experience

• Child Care Giver • Early Childhood Teacher • Teacher Aide

Become an English language teacher

• Care Giver for Elderly







IELTS Preparation

High School Preparation

Internship (Working Holiday)

English for Nursing Registration

Other Specialist Courses

Teacher Training Course

IELTS 4.5*

IELTS 4.5*

IELTS 4.5*

IELTS 6.0*

IELTS 4.5*

IELTS 4.5*

General English Intermediate *

Entry: IELTS 4.0

Exit: IELTS 4.0

Study Pathways at King’s

Regular English Preintermediate *

Entry: IELTS 3.0

Exit: IELTS 3.0

Regular English Beginner/ Elementary Entry: open

* Equivalent KEA(King’s English Assessment Score) Subject to approval to approval by Immigration New Zealand

King’s Education Internship

Working Holiday Courses 12 week course for people wanting to gain work experience Castle Recruitments

After completion of the course Castle Recruitments will assist you in finding a job in one of the vocational options below. Castle Recruitments will guarantee that you will be provided with paid work for one month to the value of $1500 NZD (certain criteria apply).

Job Training (CV, interviewing skills, succeeding in the NZ workplace, etc.)

Vocational Options: Hospitality


- Barista -Waitressing -Kitchen Hand -Wine Waiter

Early Childhood Care

Aged Care Education

Farm Work

Tour Guiding

Vocational Training 6 weeks - afternoons (in one of the above areas)

Vocational English 6 weeks - mornings

General English 6 weeks Entry: at least IELTS 3.5*

Students who have Working Holiday Visas

* Or equivalent King’s English Assessment Score.

Junior Campus

High School Preparation Programme 1 - 48 week course for people aged 13 - 18 years King’s High School Preparation Programme is for young people wanting to go to high school in New Zealand. It incorporates a specialist literacy course, Comprehension Strategy Instruction (CSI), designed specifically to improve literacy in maths, science and social studies as well as English. CSI is a digitally-enhanced course which uses colourful workbooks, movies and photos, where students can understand word meanings very quickly. The methods of teaching are whole group instruction and cooperative practice designed to develop a high level of research ability as well as develop speed for note taking and summarising skills.

English Writing & Reading Improve your communication English for: • reading, spelling & vocabulary • speaking for making presentations • comprehension skills • grammar and writing (including note taking) • research ability (online, library, etc.)

Science Improve your literacy and understanding in: • biology • chemistry • physics • earth science • technology

Social Studies

Mathematics Improve your literacy and word understanding: • for maths-based vocabulary • in maths for doing measurement of area, volume, calculations, statistics, probablity, etc. • for multiplication, division, subtraction and addition

Improve your literacy and understanding of: • New Zealand culture (eg. Treaty of Waitangi and history) • social interaction • current events • urban & rural living • history and geography

A Typical Day at King’s Junior Campus 9.00 am 9.10 am 10.30 am 11.00 am 12.30 pm 1.30 pm 3.00 pm

Identifying the day’s objectives General English communication exercises Interval Improving English literacy Lunch break Comprehension Strategy Instruction to improve literacy for maths, science and social studies Home time

Homework: Diary writing, spelling and reading

One of our teachers, Tetaki, with a group of young students

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in free Friday afternoon activities to help their learning outside the classroom.

English for Nursing Registration (ENR) 26 week course for Registered Nurses This course is designed for foreign registered nurses who would like to work* as a registered nurse in New Zealand or overseas (e.g. Australia, USA, United Kingdom). Primarily the course is an intensive IELTS or Occuptational English Test (OET) course designed to assist foreign nurses to meet the New Zealand Nursing Council’s English language requirements for registration. (7.0 in all skill areas; speaking, listening, writing and reading for IELTS or a B band in all skill areas for OET). There is an opportunity to gain part-time work, as a variation of conditions on your student visa, of up to 20 hours per week as a Healthcare Assistant while studying.*

Aged Care Education (ACE) 12 week course for non-medically trained people This is a 12 week training course designed for people (not necessarily nurses), who wish to work as caregivers for the elderly. Entry requirement: IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) • Stage one course covering essential caregiving knowledge and clinical skills (eg. physical care of the elderly, infection control, safety, nutrition, basic first aid and medication, etc.) • There is an opportunity to do the extended course to gain a New Zealand National Certificate in care of the older person.

Healthcare Pathways to Nursing in New Zealand Work* as a Registered Nurse in New Zealand or Overseas Gain Work Permit and New Zealand Permanent Residency status (PR) (Assisted by Castle Recruitments)

ENR Pathway

ACE Pathway


Competency Assessment Programme 8 weeks Entry IELTS 7.0 or OET B band


King’s English for Nursing Registration (Intensive IELTS and OET training) 26 weeks Entry IELTS 6.0

Must be a Registered Nurse in home country and have clinical work experience IELTS 5.0 within the last three years

Learn English while working (Registered Nurses only) Part time work* in the New Zealand Healthcare Industry

Full time work* in aged care facility in New Zealand

Castle Recruitments

Castle Recruitments

Entry IELTS 6.0 (Nurses Only)


Part time work* in the New Zealand Healthcare Industry

Apply to Immigration New Zealand for full-time temporary work* permit

Castle Recruitments

Castle Recruitments

Entry IELTS 5.0 (Nurses Only) Can study ACE if not Registered Nurse

Less than IELTS 5.0

King’s English Language Training

Entry IELTS 5.0

IELTS 5.5 Aged Care Education (ACE) 12 weeks ✝ * Subject to approval by Immigration New Zealand ✝ It is possible to gain a National Certificate

King’s Education Certificate in

Early Childhood Education Orientation (ECO) Entry Requirements

12 week course for qualified teachers

NZQA Approved Level 4 Certificate This course is an intensive twelve-week orientation programme for people wanting to receive New Zealand based training or work as early childhood teachers in New Zealand. With a focus on practical experience, it is designed to orientate teachers to New Zealand culture and lifestyle, the expectations of the New Zealand early childhood education workplace and to Te Whariki – the New Zealand Early Childhood Education Curriculum. This course is designed to provide students with skills about teaching preschool learners in New Zealand. It will provide real experiences for students to learn about the particular early childhood environment in New Zealand and students will have opportunities to put your training into practice. It will help students to create successful relationships with New Zealand teaching colleagues. On completion of this course, students will be able to the demonstrate professional knowledge, skills and attitudes required of an early childhood teacher working in New Zealand.

Applicants who wish to migrate to NZ must have: • An education qualification from overseas with sufficient early childhood courses to be accepted by NZQA • Relevant teaching experience to be accepted by the Teacher’s Council • A minimum English language level of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent across all four skill areas. Note: For non-migrants just wishing to learn about early childhood teaching in NZ these requirements do not apply.

Steps to Becoming a Registered Teacher in New Zealand


Apply to NZQA to have your education training assessed for early childhood education teaching in New Zealand.


Get your English level to 7.0 IELTS in all 4 skill areas.


Apply to the New Zealand Teacher’s Council for preliminary registration as an early childhood teacher.


Come to King’s to gain an NZQA approved Certificate in Early Childhood Orientation (for work in New Zealand).


Gain a job in NZ teaching young children.*

*Gaining a job in NZ is solely at the discretion of Immigration NZ

King’s Education Certificate in

Maternity and Nannying 12 - 26 weeks by correspondence (outreach) for non-teachers This outreach maternity course is ideal for young learners recently out of school wishing to work as child-carers. The aim of this course is to familiarise students with aspects of newborns and their development to adolescents as well as ways of looking after children. This is available for those who are unable to commit to full-time study or prefer to study in their own city. Refer to for more details.

12 week nannying course for non-teachers The King’s certificate in nannying is designed to provide more detailed content for people wishing to not only work as child-carers but be a foundation to those who want to study for a diploma or degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE). This course will be a level 3 certificate and will enable the student to gain direct entry to a tertiary training institution for ECE.

Learning Pathways Certificate in Childcare Maternity Outreach course by correspondence with King’s

Certificate in Nannying

Bachelor or Diploma in ECE

Study at King’s for 12 weeks Outreach option by correspondence 26-52 weeks

Bachelor 3 years fulltime or Diploma 2 years fulltime at a tertiary provider eg university

King’s Education Certificate in

Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL/TESOL) 6 or 12 week course for non-teachers

NZQA Approved Level 5 Certificate This course is for people seeking to become teachers of English as a second language. It provides indepth training for teaching English as an international language with emphasis on practice teaching. As well as theoretical study the course involves observing New Zealand ESOL teachers and practice delivering English language lessons. By the end of the course graduates will have developed the skills and knowledge to be effective teachers of English to international students. Some topics covered include: •

Practice teaching experience (more than 40 hours)

Interactive language learning

Lesson planning

Identifying teaching skills

Classroom management (identifying and dealing with classroom problems)

Practical teaching experience

Selecting the best resources and materials

Choosing the 6 or 12 week course The 6 week course option is for those who want to study towards the TEIL certificate only. The 12 week course option is available for those seeking to improve their English language level at the same time as studying towards the TEIL certificate. It combines both the TEIL certificate and King’s IELTs preparation course to help you to improve your IELTS English level and students will have extra observation and participation in English language classes. Students will receive two certificates.

Teacher Training Pathways YES

Is English your native language? NO Do you meet the Teacher Training Course entry requirements of an average IELTS score of 4.5? *


NO Study General English at King’s to meet entry requirements.

Study Teacher Training course at King’s.

Gain a level 5 certificate. Gain IELTS 5.5. Become a teacher of English as a second language. * Or equivalent King’s English Assessment score. Note: Entry subject to approval by Immigration New Zealand.

King’s Education Certificate in

Applied Teacher Aiding 28 - 30 week course for non-teachers

NZQA Approved Level 3 Certificate This course will train you to assist young people with special needs to be mainstreamed into schools and receive the same high quality education as their peers. As a Teacher Aide you will work alongside a classroom teacher to meet the individual learning and developmental needs of people with intellectual and physical disabilities. The programme is presented to groups of up to 18 trainees using various teaching methods, including lectures, demonstrations, videos, group discussions and roleplays. There are also opportunities for skill practice and work experience in partner schools. Graduates will be able to provide a high level of skills, understanding and knowledge to assist classroom teachers in working with special needs students and achieving specific learning goals for special needs students. It will provide you with skills and knowledge in the areas of teaching, educational theories, child development, special needs, library systems, behaviour management and modification, communication and have a basic understanding of computers.

Entry Requirements Pre-requisite of NCEA level one English or equivalent. If English is not your first language an IELTS score of level 5.0 is required. As workplace experience is a component of the programme, applicants must have a satisfactory Police Record and Health Declaration.

Learning Pathways King’s Certificate in Applied teacher aiding can lead to other certificates and diplomas. This is a versatile course and many of the unit standards can be cross-credited. Speak to your King’s course adviser about tailoring a course plan to meet your interests and needs. They will also be able to advise you about employment opportunities.

King’s Certificate in Applied Teacher Aiding Level 3 Mental Health Support Work

Working with people with mental health problems

National Certificate of Community Support Services (Intellectual Disability)

Taught at King’s Can lead to:

Level 3

Support of the Older Person

Working and caring for the elderly in rest homes

ACE Certificate in Aged Care Education Level 3

National Certificate in Mental Health

National Certificate of Community Support Services(Residential)

Level 4

National Diploma in Mental Health

Level 3

Level 6

Human Services

Early Childhood

Working with intellectually disabled people

Working to provide care to young children

National Certificate in Human Services

National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care

Level 3

National Diploma in Human Services Level 5

Level 3

Diversional Therapy

Providing recreation, leisure and pleasure activities to enhance mental and physical health.

National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Level 4

King’s unique method of

Reporting and Assessment

...see your improvements week-by-week

Reporting your own progress • You will receive your own workbook to keep and in it you can record such things as new words, grammar improvements, diary writing etc.

Assessment • King’s unique method of English assessment and reporting is called King’s English Assessments (KEA). This helps you prepare for the IELTS and OET tests. Kin g’s Eng lish

• Using testing methods similar to IELTS, you will receive an equivalent IELTS type score.

Step 4 English Language Profiles

• At the end of your course you will receive a detailed description of your English level (IELTS equivalent) in the skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

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• Every student is assessed in one skill area each week. • Week 1 - speaking • Week 2 - listening

• Week 3 - reading • Week 4 - writing

• Weekly one-on-one feedback from your teacher suggesting ways to improve your English in areas that need extra attention.

• A full assessment is provided to determine your level in each skill area. • This helps you decide how long you need to study. • Part of this can be carried out before you come to King’s Education.




General Information Homestay Accommodation King’s Education can arrange kiwi-style homestay accommodation for you. To comply with Code of Practice requirements for international students, all homestay accommodation arranged by King’s Education has been carefully chosen and assessed. Homestays are visited regularly and police vetted.

Living Costs in New Zealand For general living costs and information on Christchurch refer to King’s website at

Links with other education providers Universities in New Zealand offer internationally recognised undergraduate and post-graduate degrees, Masters, Honors and Ph.D.s. Foundation study programmes are also offered. King’s provide free assistance for students who meet the academic and English speaking standards required for entry to high school and/or university Refer to our website www. for local high schools, universities and other tertiary providers.

A group of King’s students in the botanical gardens.

Emergency Contacts In the event of an emergency, King’s Education provides a 24-hour contact phone number. This is provided to students during orientation.


King’s sister company, Castle Recruitments Limited assists people with immigration matters.

Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at

Castle specialises in preparing New Zealand Immigration work permit and permanent residency applications.

Elibility for Health Services

Castle is a registered immigration agent with the New Zealand government.

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at

Castle is able to assist finding jobs where appropriate.

Refer to for details

Accident Insurance The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at

Medical and Travel Insurance International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand.

Further Information Information on enrolment requirements and procedures, course costs, conditions of acceptance and refund conditions can be found on our website at

“It has been a very good experience studying healthcare at King’s. I just started my new job” - Akio Arai from Japan Healthcare assistant

You can expect the best at King’s the very best in education, facilities and student support services FREE computer and internet access in most classrooms FREE bilingual speaking counsellors FREE FREE FREE FREE

assistance with immigration enquiries academic course planning advice airport pick-up for homestay students weekly activities, which may include: horse-riding, cooking, gondola ride, cultural experience, boating on the Avon River, etc.

FREE rice, tea and coffee FREE weekly King’s English Assessment - IELTS-based “Welcome to King’s Education. We hope that you will find your time with us memorable and rewarding. We look forward to seeing you successfully reaching your goals.” - Brian Taylor, Managing Director

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Arts Centre

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Public Library

King’s Education is located just a short walk to Christchurch’s city centre and its attractions. Our courses have been approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). King’s Education has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at

King’s Education Limited Corner Madras and Cashel Streets, Level 3 CTV Building, 249 Madras Street, Christchurch, New Zealand Phone: +64 3 962 7390 Fax: +64 3 962 7447 Email:

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