Palmerston North specialises in IELTS and OET.

Wellington specialises in running IELTS and Cambridge as one.

ETC is proud that our Palmerston North campus is an authorised IELTS pre-testing centre and our Wellington campus is a TOEIC testing centre. This helps ensure our teachers and students experience the most up to date testing methods.

We use resources which reflect the style, layout and requirements of the leading international English exams.

Our programmes incorporate tips and strategies to meet the requirements and understand the question types of these exams.

  • Our teachers are highly skilled and qualified some have Ph.D. and M.A qualifications

  • Average class size 12

  • Individual attention for each student

  • Advanced learning techniques

  • Up to date books and resources

IELTS Academic or General Test

IELTS Academic is mainly for higher education or professional registration. IELTS General is mainly for lower qualifications or migration to countries like New Zealand.

At ETC Palmerston North, our IELTS course is an intensive 12 week program for students wishing to achieve 5.0 or above.

  • Get into a university or the course you want
  • Prove your English level to employers
  • Get the points you need for immigration

What you will learn

  • Exam tasks and how to do them – speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • IELTS strategies (tips, tricks, formats) to raise your score even higher
  • Grammar to look great at your best level – IELTS looks at “range” and “complex structures”
  • Vocabulary to look your best – the advanced words and collocation and style that IELTS expects

Learn from teachers who are passionate, qualified and who want to help you. They know how to teach IELTS and have a lot of experience. Our teachers understand how important IELTS is for you.

Important Information

  • All IELTS students do practice exams every few months
  • Available at various levels from pre-IELTS to IELTS 7+
  • You will be given an Individual Learning Plan to help you learn in a way that is right for you

Start dates: Any Monday
Course length: Flexible

IELTS

Academic is mainly for higher education or professional registration. IELTS General is mainly for lower qualifications or migration to countries like New Zealand. Cambridge B2 First (FCE) and Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) represent nearly-advanced and advanced English skills.

This is an intensive hybrid 12 week program for students wishing to do IELTS, B2 First (FCE) or C1 Advanced (CAE), etc, in Wellington.

  • Get into a university or the course you want
  • Prove your English level to employers
  • Get the points you need for immigration

What you will learn

  • Exam tasks and how to do them – speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Strategies (tips, tricks, formats) to raise your score even higher
  • Grammar at your best level – IELTS & Cambridge look at “range” and “complex structures”
  • Vocabulary to look your best – the advanced words and style that is expected

Our teachers are passionate, qualified and want to help you. They have years of proven experience teaching exam classes. Our teachers understand how important these exams are to you.

Important Information

  • All students do practice tests of their particular exam at least every four or five weeks
  • Available at various levels from pre-intermediate (CEFR A2, IELTS 4.5+)
  • You will be given an Individual Learning Plan to help you learn in a way that is right for you

Sometimes you will cover the tasks you need directly. Other times, you will cover the tasks of other exams, but you will find that you’re still practicing and developing the English skills that you need to develop (i.e., speaking is speaking, whether for IELTS or B2 First (FCE)). You will have plenty of opportunities to focus on the tasks you need. You might one day learn about writing on a task you don’t need, but you will cover useful strategies that still apply to your exam, and when you do writing practice, you will usually have the option of doing that same one or doing the one necessary for your particular exam, and just carrying those skills over.

Start dates : Any Monday
Course length: Flexible

To learn more, read Chris’s introduction here.

Cambridge English: C1 Advanced (CAE)
This in-depth, high-level qualification shows you have the language skills that employers and universities are looking for. Our courses help learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries. CEFR C1.

Cambridge English: B2 First (FCE)
This popular qualification is accepted by thousands of businesses and educational institutions worldwide.
A Cambridge English: B2 First (FCE) qualification proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English. 

OET is the English language test for the health sector. Designed for healthcare to prove you have what it takes to work in a demanding English-speaking healthcare environment.

The test prepares you to work in current healthcare workplace scenarios and adapt to the changing needs of the sector. This is reflected in the test content and structure

TOEFL measures your ability to combine listening, reading, speaking and writing skills, making it a comprehensive English-language proficiency test. You are equipped with the skills students need in a higher education classroom. Students who score well on the TOEFL test are prepared for success at educational institutions and to go further in their careers.

The TOEIC test (Test of English for International Communication) is an English language proficiency test for people whose native language is not English. It measures the everyday English skills of people working in an international environment. The scores indicate how well people can communicate in English with others in business, commerce, and industry. ETC offers classes and self-study programmes and has been selected as a testing centre in Wellington