Frequently Asked Questions

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YES, our English courses are free for students aged 16 years and over. Who are NZ Permanent residents, citizens or hold refugee status. If you’re unsure if you qualify, our team can give you more guidance.

MSL does not accept international students. 

The course hours are 9am – 1:30pm, Monday to Friday.

All English programmes are 20 weeks long.
For a more detailed breakdown of the course content click here  or talk to one of enrolment team.

The average English class is approximately 14-16 students. Our smaller class sizes are designed to give our students the attention and support they need.

MSL English doesn’t have traditional terms like most schools and universities. We operate more like the world of work.

There’s a week-long study break in the middle and end of every programme, otherwise the courses run continuously throughout the year. We are also closed at the end of each year for three weeks. Our intakes are in February and July.

YES, the courses are eligible for Studylink Student Allowance . 

For more information on Studylink click here

Birth Certificate or Passport and one copy of resident visa page (if e-Visa)

Our MSL staff will check your eligibility to study, then you will receive an online assessment. This lets us understand what level you should start at.

The last step will be to fill out and complete an online MSL enrolment form

No, there are no exams. The majority of the English programmes are assessment-based. 

There are some test-condition assessments at Level 3 and 4 only.

You will need a stable internet connection at home, or your place of study.

You will also need a device [ideally a laptop, chrome book or desk top computer] 

The programme is not suited to be used with a mobile phone only. 

The programmes also require a text book. Our team can provide more details on the options.

While our programmes are focused towards the world of work, we don’t function as an employment service. However – our relationships with a number of different agencies, community groups and support services mean we can help provide support to find meaningful work opportunities, or pathway into studies with other tertiary providers [including local providers, Te Pukenga].

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