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.


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

Intake Dates

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

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.