The General English programme at AIS St Helens aims to guide students through English proficiency step by step. Topical, modern textbooks and an interactive classroom approach are used to support students' learning thoughout the courses.
Students are assigned to one of the following classes to ensure they are at the optimum level for progress:
- High Beginners
- Upper Elementary
- Upper Intermediate
Students are given the opportunity to use the skills they have learned in general class. There is a focus on real day-to-day English with topic-based learning and weekly vocabulary and speaking assessments.
New Zealand focused text books are used to cover all aspects of General English.
Extra classes run in the English Language Centre after the regular timetable finishes each day. These classes offer students the opportunity to target specific skills, including pronunciation and listening.