Waikato Pathways College

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General English

The General English course offers an exciting opportunity for people from around the world to learn everyday English in an English-speaking environment. The programme has a general focus suitable for students who need English for everyday contexts or for students preparing to enter the English Language programme.

Why choose a General English language programme?

The programme includes core language skills and vocabulary, fluency and accuracy in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

You can study the General English programme from a minimum of three weeks, up to six months. Classes are offered from elementary to advanced levels, and can be full-time (23 hours per week) or part-time (15 hours per week). Intakes start every second Monday, unless stated below.

Placement test

If you do not provide evidence of an external examination you will sit an English language placement test during the first week to assess your entry level with the option of further testing to move up to higher levels. Students entering the English Language programme can also sit a placement test.

Upon completion

You will receive a Waikato Pathways College Certificate of Attendance. Individual graded reports are also available.


You can apply for the General English language programme here.

Courses will be delivered by Study Group NZ Limited on behalf of the University of Waikato

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Programme start dates

 Month  2020 Dates
 January  6 and 20
 February  3, 10, 17 and 24
 March  2, 9, 23 and 30
 April  20
 May  4 and 18
 June  8 and 22
 July  6, 13, 20 and 27
 August  3, 10 and 24
 September  7 and 21
 October  5 and 19
 November  2, 16 and 30
 December   - 

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