Here at KiwiClass we run many different kinds of English classes, to suit all levels and styles of learning.
Classes we currently offer include:
- General English – four levels including pre-literate
- English for Work
- Intermediate English
- Empowering Families
- English for Sewing
- Kiwi English
- Seniors English
- Beginner Computer Class
- Learner Drivers License
We work hard to ensure our curriculum is interesting, relevant and utilises realistic, everyday examples to support our students to be able to apply their learning to the real world. We use practical learning techniques such as filling out forms at the doctors, completing permission slips for children’s’ school excursions, asking for directions from bus drivers and more, to put our learning into practice.
All our classes are free of charge for New Zealand residents and citizens.
Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Maori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Te Reo Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi are important features of the mahi (work) we do at KiwiClass. We support our students to develop an understanding of the principles of Tikanga Māori, and basic Te Reo Māori words, empowering them to feel more at home in Aotearoa New Zealand, and appreciate the culture they are becoming part of.
The kinds of Te Reo we teach our students include:
- Greetings – kia ora, ka kite
- Family and community – whānau, whare
- Counting and pronunciation
- Food – kai
- Customs, culture and protocols – tikanga
We also ensure our students have a basic understanding of the concepts that underpin Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and some of the challenges tangata whenua still face today.
In June 2019 we were proud to receive the Community-based Programme of the Year – Tangata Tiriti award from Ace Aotearoa for our Tikanga Programme.
To enrol – contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org