International English Language

English Language Programmes

Our English Language programmes offer levels from Beginner to Advanced and are designed to improve language skills and prepare you for university study.

The Certificate of Attainment in English Language (Level 1-3) and the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (Level 4-8) are full-time programmes and run for 10 weeks. There are a number of intakes each year in February, May, August and October.

You can study General English for a minimum of three weeks and for as long as up to six months.

With over 25 years experience, the University of Waikato is a leader in the field of providing unique and specialist programmes for international groups.  A dedicated team will provide a tailor-made learning experience based on your specific requirements.

  • Guest speakers from within the university and from the local business community enhance programmes; as well as field trips, lecture and seminar series
  • Flexible scheduling to suit teaching/business commitments
  • Dedicated bilingual student advisors to provide group students with comprehensive orientation, student support and pastoral care
  • Opportunities to engage with peers at the University of Waikato – New Zealanders and fellow international students, this includes English Club and Sports Club
  • Grade reports available on request

Examples include:

  • Kiwiana holiday (Maori culture and the kiwi lifestyle)
  • Teacher Training (Professional development / upskill of current ESOL Teachers)
  • Agribusiness (Sheep and cattle farmingt, dairy industry, wine tasting etc)
  • Sports (Waikato Rugby, training, nutrition)

You can also include the following activities in your programme or contact us directly if it is not listed below;

Hamilton Tour/Orientation; Waitomo Caves; Horse Riding; Hobbiton Movie Set; Raglan; Blueberry Farm; Auckland, Rotorua, Coromandal Day/Overnight Tours

For more information

Contact Pathways College, at or phone +64 7 858 5600.