General English for English Proficiency Test – Upper-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 an upper-intermediate level.

Graduates of this programme will:

  • Comprehend the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. 
  • Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

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:


  • 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.