New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4).



The overall aim of the programme is to meet the strategic purpose statement and the graduate profile outcomes of the qualification New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General/Workplace/Academic) (Level 4), to produce graduates who will be able to use English relevant to an academic context.


Listening and understanding; Speaking and presentation; Reading and understanding Writing and presentation

Delivery method

The focus will be on interactive learning where teachers will undertake the roles of facilitators of learning and mentors rather than a traditional lecturer role. Students will be encouraged to realise their potential and share personal experiences to enhance their learning and the learning of others. Delivery methods will include:

  • Learning facilitation by teaching staff

  • Practical exercises to assist students to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme. Exercises can be drawn from a range of available texts, workbooks, articles from a range of news media and the Internet

  • Group discussions/ groupwork

  • Role plays

  • Brainstorming

  • Mind-mapping

  • Videos

  • Student diaries/ personal logs

  • Goal setting

  • Personal reflection

  • Buddy systems


Learners will acquire the English language skills required to communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some less familiar situations with fluency and flexibility, in academic context

Entry requirement

To be admitted to this programme all applicants must meet the following:

  1. have English as an additional language; and

  2. be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident; or

  3. hold a Certificate of Refugee Status and provide evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment; or

  4. have a student visa

To be admitted to this programme, all applicants must meet the following English Language requirements:

  1. hold a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) or equivalent knowledge and skills; OR

  2. hold IELTS general or academic score of 5.0, with no band score lower than4.5.

Programme Length

     Total Length                                                          18 including holiday weeks

     Teaching weeks                                                    16 Excluding holiday weeks

     Self-Directed Learning Hours                             17.50 Avg Per week

     Total Learning Hours                                            600


Qualification(s) completed as part of this programme:






New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General/Workplace/Academic) (Level 4) – New Zealand Qualifications Authority




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