IELTS Preparation English
Examination level

Due to COVID-19, Aspire2 International’s will not be starting any new English programmes until further notice.
This is only temporary, and we hope to resume our English programmes soon! Thank you for your consideration.

Looking to pursue tertiary studies in New Zealand but don’t quite have the level of English you need? You’ve come to the right place! This NZQA accredited qualification is your gateway to further study in New Zealand universities and tertiary providers.


This programme has a strong academic focus and will open the door to exciting work and study opportunities in New Zealand and other English speaking countries. Build your fluency and confidence in academic settings and develop your understanding of oral and written academic texts. You’ll also learn to write academic records and reports and boost your communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Communicate with fluency and confidence
  • Use idiomatic expressions
  • Use a range of grammatical structures with flexibility and accuracy
  • Use a range of pronunciation features; L1 accent has minimal effect on intelligibility
  • Use vocabulary resource flexibly to discuss a variety of topics


  • Apply critical thinking skills to reading tasks
  • Distinguish between facts, opinions and theories/hypotheses
  • Predict meaning of unknown words when necessary through context or knowledge of morphology (affixes, root)
  • Understand and follow the use of cohesive devices


  • Differentiate between fact and opinion
  • Interpret speaker’s attitude and intention
  • Listen for discourse markers
  • Understand the structured staging of a lecture
  • Use predictive strategies before each listening section


  • Demonstrate awareness of style and collocation
  • Develop an answer by presenting, extending and supporting main ideas
  • Organise writing logically into paragraphs
  • Paraphrase effectively
  • Use a flexible lexical resource

On completion of this programme students will be able to:


  • Engage in a discussion on more abstract issues
  • Express opinions, attitudes, values, moods and emotions
  • Express possibilities; speculate on future events and their consequences
  • Participate in a discussion
  • Talk about self and familiar topics


  • Listen and take notes
  • Understand and extract key information and gist in a media context
  • Understand and extract key information and gist in formal communication
  • Understand the contents of a discussion


  • Identify the author’s purpose/point of view
  • Identify topics and genre
  • Scan to find specific information
  • Skim for gist and general understanding
  • Understand and locate information
  • Understand and locate opinions and attitudes


  • Describe a problem and present solutions
  • Describe cause and effect
  • Describe data and processes
  • State an opinion
  • Write a discursive essay
  • Write informal/formal correspondence

International students

If you are coming from overseas, to be eligible for this course you must be 18 years of age or older.

Please contact us for fee information : [email protected]

If you are ready to take the next step, click here to go to the online application form.
A friendly Aspire2 International’s representative will contact you with two working days,
so you can ask whatever questions you might have.

Talk soon!

IELTS examination level
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2 to 48 weeks
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