New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Professional/Academic) (Level 5).xml New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Professional/Academic) (Level 5)

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CertificateFull time - six months

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

NZ1884

Domestic

$1,400 - $1,600

Starts

February, July

International

$ 9,270

Credits

60

Course related costs

Level

5

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

13 January for February start; 23 June for July start

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

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 a wide range of familiar and unfamiliar situations, with fluency and flexibility in professional or academic English language contexts.

This programme is full time 6 months and consists of 18 weeks of intensive learning.

Programme structure

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.

Core courses
Elective Courses

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.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • This programme has open entry.
Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • 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.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

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.

Next steps

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.

Application documents

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this programme will give you the confidence to communicate effectively in the English language.

From level 3 upwards, students may choose to study a workplace or professional qualifier, which may be used as evidence of English language level when seeking employment.

Study pathways

Completion of this certificate (or at level 3 or above) may meet the language requirements for other programmes of study.