General English Language Programme

The General English programme offered at the Waikato Pathways College, is for students who want to improve their everyday English skills. You can study General English for a minimum of three weeks and for as long as up to six months.

Upon successful completion, you can progress to the Academic English programme at the Waikato Pathways College.

Fees,  Dates & Duration

Study for a minimum of three weeks to six months.  Current promotion pay for four weeks and get the fifth week free.

  • Full-time (23 hours per week) 2020  $460 per week     2021  $470 per week
  • Part-time (15 hours per week) 2020  $340 per week     2021  $350 per week

Intakes are every second Monday unless stated.

  • 7, 21 January
  • 3,10,17,  24 February
  • 2, 9, 23, 30 March
  • 20 April
  • 14, 18 May
  • 8, 22 June
  • 6, 13, 20, 27 July
  • 3, 10, 24 August
  • 7, 21 September
  • 5, 19 October
  • 2, 16, 30 November

Course Requirements

Classes are offered from elementary to advanced levels. You will complete an initial placement test to assess your entry level, and thereafter you have the option of further testing to move up the levels.

The average class size is 13 and will not exceed 22 students.

You also have the option of attending English Club, play table tennis and attend afternoon sports.

Apply online today

Entry requirements

No minimal level of English language or academic criteria is required.


Waikato Pathways College - Te Huanui

You can find out more about the Waikato Pathways College, as well as make an online enquiry if you have any questions about the pathway programmes.

A member of English New Zealand