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Free English Language Courses

Improve Your English Skills! New Browns Bay location.

Levels

NZCEL 3 & 4
General

duration

20 weeks

start dates

7th of February 2022

hours

Monday-Friday
9:30am-1:30pm

Free English Language Courses

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Our classes are fun and engaging through a balanced mix of speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar. You’ll get plenty of one-to-one attention so you’ll speak and understand English very quickly. 

Programme Aim 

This course is for students who want to increase their English language proficiency for general communication. Learners will understand general communication on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school or leisure.  

Course Content 

During the course you’ll  develop the understanding and use of everyday expressions and basic phrases to communicate in most situations with some independence and fluency.  This will allow you to participate in everyday, social, community, academic English language and employment positions requiring the understanding and use of the simple connected text. 

Graduates of this qualification will have the English language skills to: 

  • Understand main points and some specific details of oral texts on reasonably familiar topics; 
  • Participate with some confidence in spoken discourse on reasonably familiar topics; 
  • Understand main points and some specific details of written texts on reasonably familiar topics; and 
  • Write connected texts on reasonably familiar topics. 
Entry Criteria
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This course is for learners with good confidence in English looking to become fluent. Learners will practise reading, listening, speaking, writing, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation at an upper-intermediate level. 

Programme Aim 

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 General is intended for learners of English as a second language, who wish to increase their English language proficiency for general communication purposes. 

Graduates of this qualification will have the English language skills to: 

  • Understand the main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex texts for social and transactional purposes; 
  • Participate effectively in sustained spoken discourse for social and transactional purposes; 
  • Write detailed, developed, moderately complex texts of a general nature. 
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Fees-Free is a funding scheme provided by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), which can allow you to get one year of tertiary study or two year’s training up to the value of $12,000. 

Fees-Free programmes 

All NZ Certificate in English Language programmes are eligible for zero fees programmes so you are not required to pay a tuition fee. However, NZIE is required to register your programme of study when you enrol. This means that by enrolling onto this programme may mean you’re ineligible for fee-frees in the future if you haven’t previously undertaken more than 60 credits (half a year of equivalent full-time tertiary education, 0.5 EFTS) at Level 3 or above on the NZQF – New Zealand Qualifications Framework. Please contact our course advisors to find out more.  

To check if you meet the requirements, visit the New Zealand Government’s Fees-Free website and enter your National Student Number (NSN) 

If you do not have an NSN, contact our Course Advisors for more information.  

  1. Our English courses are run by experienced and qualified tutors who are here to help you improve your English to help you achieve your goal of finding a job or getting onto an academic course.  
  2. All our of English Programmes are delivered over 20 hours per week over 5 days (9:30am-1:30pm). This means that you’ll be working on your English skills everyday and you’ll start seeing real results quicker than other part-time English courses on the market.  
  3. We offer a range of levels and programmes to fit your requirements so check out the course content below and contact one of our friendly course advisors to find out more.   
  4. All our Programmes are approved for fees-free so you may be eligible.  To check if you meet the requirements, visit the New Zealand Government’s Fees-Free website and enter your National Student Number (NSN). If you do not have an NSN, contact our team to find out how you can get one. 
  5. All our courses are delivered from our Browns Bay campus on the North Shore. The campus has lots of carparks and Browns Bay town centre and buses are only 5 minutes walk away.  

Key information for students

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NZIE is accredited and approved by:

New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA)

This is a government department that sets the standards for courses and quality. https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/. NZIE is a Category 2 Provider. You can find the last EER report here.

Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)

This government department funds institutes to accept local domestic students. This means that New Zealanders can study at NZIE and also access the Student Loan and Allowance scheme to support them through their studies. https://www.tec.govt.nz/

Improve your career prospects with an English Language Programme at NZIE

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 Academic, all applicants must meet the following requirements:  

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and
 
b) Hold a NZCEL Applied Level 3 [3667] or the NZCEL General Level 4) [1882]) qualification; or 
 
c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR B2 requirements or equivalent; and
 
d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and
 
e) Be a New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency OR Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment; OR Have a student visa

Course Content

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Applied Level 3 [3667] qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR B2 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency OR Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment.

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 3 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Level 2 qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR mid B1 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizen or resident; or have Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment.

Fees 2020

Student loans available through Study Link. Check if you are eligible here. 

Fees-Free Study.  

You are only eligible for Fees-Free if you haven’t previously undertaken more than 60 credits (half a year of equivalent full-time tertiary education, 0.5 EFTS) at Level 3 or above on the NZQF – New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

To check if you meet the requirements, visit the New Zealand Government’s Fees-Free website and enter your National Student Number (NSN)

If you do not have an NSN, contact your Student Support Advisor.

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