English language development

We offer daily drop-in sessions (in the Student Centre) during Trimesters A and B - no appointment required, language learning consultations (50 mins) – individual or group – appointment required, language workshops, web-based, self-study resources (see below), Doctoral Writing Conversations (DWC) for research thesis students and English as a Second Language papers (ENSLA - see below) - credit bearing papers.

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English as a Second Language (ENSLA) papers

Dates and fees, descriptions, aims, and content of papers

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Articles, modals, prepositions, pronouns, sentence fragments, conditional sentences, subject-verb agreement, tenses


Commas, colons, semicolons, apostrophes, hyphens, dashes (en and em), parentheses, quotation marks


Instructional vocabulary (discuss, analyse, compare), context clues, high frequency academic words, root words, prefixes and suffixes

Kiwi grammar

Grammar explained for local students. Includes basic punctuation, sentence fragments, dangling or squinting modifiers and other common errors.

Independent Learning

A range of online resources to support independent language learning and development.


Pronunciation Exercises for English Language Learners to practice your pronunciation with downloadable MP3 and MP4 files.