General English for English Proficiency Test – Pre Intermediate - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate

Courses start every Monday.


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

Location: Invercargill

If English is not your first language, this course will give you the skills and knowledge to communicate in English language through reading, writing, speaking and listening at a pre-intermediate level.

Graduates of this programme will:

  • Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment
  • Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

SIT's English Language Institute fees for international students are extremely 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:


  • Completed application form
  • Passport
  • Evidence of academic success

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme they must have:

  • Attended for not less than 90% of the timetabled class hours and other scheduled learning activities relating to the programme.
  • Completed all scheduled course work requirements and assessments.

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