General English Plus Examination Preparation (Training Scheme) - Queenstown

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4

Courses start every Monday


Full-time study, Monday to Friday 9am-3pm.

Location: Queenstown

To prepare students for further ESOL or mainstream study destinations so that they can communicate more effectively in the community, in employment and/or in further study options. 

The structure consists of four modules comprising language skill areas with outcomes prescribed for each skill level.

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing

SIT's English Language Institute fees for international students are competitively priced at NZ$320.00 per week.

The Institute also offers 26 Week English Scholarships for students wishing to go onto mainstream programmes at SIT.  Read more here:

Students must be at least 16 years of age.

Students will be assessed using placement tests to determine that they are at the entry level required for the programme.  The placement tests consist of a writing test, a dictation, a grammar test and a one-on-one interview with the tutor to test oral/aural skills.

Successful completion of 36 credits as per the training scheme application.

All English language courses are held Monday to Friday, 9.00am-3.00pm.

Assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis with students assessed against the learning outcomes of the four language skill areas.