Starting at a new school can be quite scary – even more in a new country! On the first day of classes, ICA goes through a robust orientation programme with the students to allow them to familiarise themselves with the college, their lecturers, and to get to know their fellow classmates. New Zealand culture and its policies are also discussed to help the students settle in New Zealand.
Dedicated Mentoring System
Every student is assigned a member of staff who will be their mentor throughout their academic stay at the college. Students benefit from having someone with whom they can discuss any issues or challenges they may have and who can provide them with guidance.
Professional Development Sessions
Students receive extra development sessions to enhance their professional knowledge, and help them fit in and understand the culture and work environment in New Zealand. Many international students are new arrivals to New Zealand and may not have worked before.
Smaller classes mean more one-on-one contact with tutors. Students' individual needs are of great importance to our tutors, who will help them set realistic goals for their learning. Students will never be without support during their time at ICA.
More than 41% of our teaching staff hold a doctoral degree or are PhD candidates. 100% of English tutors in Auckland are qualified tutors with CELTA orTESOL certificates. About 80% of English tutors hold a master degree or above in English language teaching or relevant field.