General English for English Proficiency Test – Advanced - 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 advanced level.

Graduates of this programme will:

  • Comprehend a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
  • Express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes.
  • Produce clear, well structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

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.