CertificateFull-time, 6 months
Annual Fees(indicative 2019)
Domestic$1,400 - $1,800
|February, July, September||
Course related costs
Domestic Applications due
|Received all year|
International Applications due
|Received all year|
|Christchurch - Madras Street and Timaru|
Learn how to communicate confidently and effectively in academic, workplace and everyday situations.
The New Zealand Certificates in English comprise of six English language programmes from foundation beginner through to advanced level.
These programmes give you the language skills and knowledge useful for living and working in New Zealand.
This programme enables you to communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some unfamiliar situations, with fluency and flexibility in academic English, workplace or everyday/social/community English language contexts.
This programme is full time 6 months and consists of 18 weeks of intensive learning.
If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.
To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.
To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.
- This programme has open entry.
There is no specific English language entry requirement as English level will be assessed through placement testing. Applicants who present current and valid evidence of previous English language study will have this taken into account in placement decisions. Examples of current, valid evidence includes completed the New Zealand Certificates in English Language, English language achievement and unit standards, and recognised international English exams.
When you apply, we will invite you to sit a placement test. Then we will offer you a place in a class at the correct language level for you.
The placement test covers listening, speaking, reading and writing, grammar and vocabulary. This also helps your teacher plan your class to help you with your language learning needs.
To apply for this programme please:
- Complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form
- Provide evidence of previous English language level assessment
- Provide a copy of your current visa.
For more information please contact the English Language Administrator.
Successful completion of this programme will give you the confidence to communicate effectively in the English language.
Students may choose to study a workplace or professional qualifier, which may be used as evidence of English language level when seeking employment.
This certificate leads to further study at level 5.
Once you complete this certificate (or at level 3 or above) you may meet the language requirements for other programmes of study.
English Academic 4A
English Academic 4B
English Academic Listening 4
English Academic Reading 4
English Academic Speaking 4
English Academic Writing 4
English General 4A
English General 4B
English Workplace 4A
English Workplace 4B