Enrol today for Semester 2:
|Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages||24 June||Full time - 6 weeks|
|Principles and Practices of English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge CELTA)||6 July, 28 September||Part time - 1 term|
|Principles and Practices of English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge CELTA)(delivered in Nelson)||25 November||Full time - 4 weeks|
|Certificate in Liaison Interpreting||23 July||Part time - 1 year|
Our courses include English and various International languages from certificate to degree level. We also offer adult education and train teachers to teach at tertiary level.
Our international language tutors understand the practices required to immerse yourself in another language and use a diverse set of techniques to ensure you meet your proficiency goals.
CPIT's Humanities facilities are located at our Madras Street Campus in Christchurch.
Adult education: Educators working in an adult learning environment can extend their ability to understand peoples’ individual learning styles and boost their teaching skills. Gain a qualification in tertiary learning and teaching or develop a career in literacy and numeracy education and further your passion for working with and supporting others to achieve their goals.
English language teaching: For those learning to teach English in New Zealand or overseas, our tutors have a wide industry experience and access to the latest research and methods. At CPIT, we tailor our English language teaching programmes to suit individual situations and learning styles, incorporating practical learning options.
International languages: In addition to professional language programmes in Japanese and Chinese at certificate, diploma and degree level, we offer part time conversational studies in French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Sign Language. Many of our language tutors are native speakers and CPIT’s multicultural campus provides further opportunities to talk with native speakers.
Learning English: For those intending to live, work or study in New Zealand, or simply wishing to learn or improve their English skills, we offer short courses, certificate and diploma level courses in English, designed to quickly improve your grasp of the English language.
Facilities and resources
We have up to date language laboratories and operate a modern Language Self Assessment Centre (LSAC) where you can come to practise and improve your English. Our language resources are considerable and include:
- CD Roms and DVDs
- Audio labs
- Multimedia computer facilities
Industry and community
CPIT graduates succeed locally and globally, whether working with international hotels, restaurants or global businesses. A CPIT qualification gives employers a clear signal that you have the skills and practical experience to contribute to the workplace from day one.
Employers both here and overseas know that with a CPIT qualification highlighted on your CV you can successfully converse in social and business situations.
Students’ language skills recognised by Japanese Consul
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Full immersion: A year in Japan
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CPIT student shares Kiwi culture in Japan
Bachelor of Japanese Language graduate Chris Cameron is representing New Zealand in Japan this year as the Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) at the Hiroshima Peace Park....