English for Academic and General Purposes - English for Specialist Subject Areas

English for Specialist Subject Areas strand

This strand is targeted at students wishing to develop their General English with a specialist strand focus.  This will typically include additional topics that relate to a selected Specialist Subject Area context.   


Up to 48 weeks per year (23 hours contact per week). Part-time options available.

Intake Dates

Any Monday - available in Christchurch Campus (subject to student numbers)


$440 per week plus a one off $200 Registration Fee

Entry Criteria

Open to all. Placement level determined by prior learning, placement test, interview and needs analysis.

Programme Structure

Caters for all ESL levels.

A typical weekly timetable includes:

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Listening & Speaking Skills
  • Reading & Writing Skills
  • Subject Specialist Topics
  • On-Task Learning

Specialist Subject Modules Available:

  • English for Aviation
  • English for Agriculture, Dairy Farming or Equine Training
  • English for Business
  • English for Hospitality
  • English for Nursing Studies

There may be an additional cost for specialist textbooks and relevant field trips.