English for Academic and General Purposes – High School Preparation strand
High School Preparation strand
This strand is targeted at students wishing to prepare for entry into a NZ High School. This strand focuses on preparation for high school and will typically include the additional strand of Language into Mathematics, Science and Social Studies as well as a practical component of activities including Art, Craft, Cooking and Sport. These are woven into the course through the topics described for each level.
Up to 40 weeks per year (25 hours contact per week)
$440 per week plus a one off $200 Registration Fee
Any Monday – available in Auckland and Christchurch Campuses
Open to all. Placement level determined by prior learning, placement test, interview and needs analysis.
Caters for all ESL levels — especially Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate and offers a strong foundation for the NZ education system
The morning programme has an English Language focus.
The afternoon programme has a subject language focus for Mathematics, Science and Social Studies
There is a half-day activity once per week.
AEI’s Partnership High Schools
AEI has a strong and long established relationship with many high schools in Christchurch and Canterbury. We have worked together as partners with them for many years now.
At AEI, we have qualified secondary school teachers on our staff who understand the language challenges of New Zealand high schools. Our staff are also highly trained and skilled in teaching English so we can make a strong programme with both intensive English and the language for mathematics, science and social studies. We also teach the skills needed to succeed in the New Zealand classroom environment.
Some students come to AEI first for intensive English study and then choose their high school. Other students choose their high school first and then come to AEI for intensive English study first. Both of these ways make a strong pathway for good English language knowledge and then academic success at high school.
At present, AEI runs a joint programme with the following high schools, and 2018 will see this list grow to include Auckland-based High Schools:
Burnside High School
Cashmere High School
Christchurch Girls’ High School
Darfield High School
Lincoln High School
Middleton Grange School
Papanui High School
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
St Andrews’ College
St Bede’s College
St Margaret’s College
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I am very happy that I choose AEI to study my Diploma programme. I have the opportunity to study with various and very supportive teachers. The environment here is sociable and many of my friends have become brothers and sisters. Besides to have the opportunity to be part of the staff that always are willing to help.
I am pleased with the learning atmosphere and professional teachers here at AEI, which is a great help for in-depth language learning. The active classroom atmosphere is certainly the biggest highlight, and the personalized education concept that makes AEI become outstanding.
I spent 17 weeks at AEI attending the High School Preparation course. It was a great experience and I learnt some high school subjects and New Zealand culture, as well as English. The lessons were very various and useful for my next step, which is to attend a local high school. All the staff and teachers are kind, friendly and supportive. I highly recommend AEI to all who are thinking to come to New Zealand for study.
Alpha Educational Institute is a place with friendly atmosphere and good combination of studies and leisure. Facilitators are quite enthusiastic and are ready to help and to give advice. Administrative staff always come up with new ideas and organise free-time activities for students really well. It’s a pleasure to study in a place with such a nice team!
I am really enjoying the school time here at AEI, the teachers are amazing, they explain very well, and they make it simple to the students to learn and enjoy. the building as the facilities are great as well. I do recommend the school to everyone who wants to learn English.
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Studying at AEI was one of the best experiences that I have had in my life: a year full of learning, new friends and discipline. The school has an excellent academic level, its teachers and equipment make it a good environment, friendly to all.