Our courses include English and Japanese from certificate to degree level. We also offer adult education and train teachers to teach at tertiary level.
Our Japanese 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 at certificate and degree level. 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.
Workforce restrictions for children's workforce
If you have a criminal conviction, and you are studying (or considering studying) toward a qualification that will lead to a job in the state funded sector (including teaching or providing youth services) working directly with children, you will need to check whether your conviction could prevent you from working in some roles in your chosen field.
This is because new legislation, the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, will prevent state sector agencies and government-funded service providers from hiring people with convictions for "specified offences" to work with children in some roles. The restrictions are planned to come into effect on 1 July 2015.
You can read the list of specified offences online here
You can get more information (including FAQ's) here
This information has been supplied by the Children's Action Plan Directorate and the Tertiary Education Commission.
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