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English Language Courses

Improve your career prospects with an English Language Course at NZIE

Levels

NZCEL 3 & 4

duration

20 weeks

start dates 2020

3rd of August

hours

Full-time

English Language Courses

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  • 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. 
  • All our of English Programmes are delivered over 20 hours per week over 4 days (9am-1pm). 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. 
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • All our courses are delivered from our Takapuna Campus on the North Shore so you’ll have access to our Student Services team providing a range of employment workshops.

For fluent English speakers looking to improve their academic skills, such as writing assessments, making presentations and participating in discussions of specific topics with an academic focus.  This course will prepare you for study in Higher Education institutes (including Universities in New Zealand).

Programme Aim
The New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 Academic is an intensive programme of study requiring one semester of full time study (18 weeks).  It’s been designed to provide learners with the English language skills in academic contexts to have the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to pathway to undergraduate programmes at a New Zealand tertiary institute.
Programme Content: 
The programme is of 18 weeks’ duration and is comprised of 4 courses.
Each unit is theme based, and integrates the academic English language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in addition to English language systems including grammar and vocabulary.  Academic skills covered include critical thinking and referencing to prepare learners for higher academic study.  All assessments are designed to correlate to topics covered in the course.

In order to meet the requirements of the programme, learners are required to successfully complete all four courses of the programme in Academic speaking, listening, writing and reading.

Graduates of this qualification will have the English language skills to:
  • Understand main ideas and key supporting details of complex oral texts on familiar and sometimes unfamiliar topics.
  • Read and understand complex texts with a large degree of independence on familiar and sometimes unfamiliar topics.
  • Locate, organise and summarise important information in texts.
  • Speak with fluency and spontaneity to communicate with some degree of elaboration in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
  • Write coherent texts appropriate to the audience and purpose, with few linguistic errors in a range of text types, synthesising and evaluating information and arguments from a number of sources.
Graduate Options

Academic:

Academic pathways for graduates could include entry to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5) and facilitates meeting language requirements for most vocational and undergraduate programmes/courses and specialised fields of study requiring lower and/or New Zealand Qualifications Framework level 5, for entrance, depending on the focus of the programme leading to the qualification.

Employment:

Employment pathways include positions that require interpersonal communication, understanding of context-specific professional and/or technical texts, writing context-specific records and reports and interaction in a team.

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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.
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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 Fees-Free study. 

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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; OR Have a student visa.

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; or have a student visa.

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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