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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Certificate

Duration

19 weeks

Next start date

Expected

Summary

About this programme

This qualification is intended for learners of English who wish to apply their English language proficiency with increasing independence and fluency in an academic context.

Aim

Graduates will have the general language skills required to participate with increasing independence and fluency in academic contexts.

What you will learn

You will learn the skills to:

  • understand main points and some specific details of moderately complex oral and written texts on reasonably familiar topics in an academic context.
  • participate with some confidence in sustained spoken discourse on reasonably familiar topics in an academic context.
  • write clear, connected texts on reasonably familiar topics in an academic context.

Career opportunities and pathways

Holders of this certificate will have the English language skills to work in positions that require:

  • participation in face-to-face interpersonal communication
  • response to basic, context-specific texts
  • production of simple, context-specific record-keeping

Entry criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Be 16 years of age or older on the 1st of January in the year that the student enrols, unless approved otherwise by the Academic Lead: AND

Can reasonably expect to achieve the standards required for successful completion of the programme or course;

AND one of the following

Have successfully completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3); OR

Provide an IELTS Academic score of at least 5.0 with no band score lower than 4.5, or an accepted international equivalence; OR

Provide evidence of CEFR High B1 level in the VITAL placement test.

Applicants using VITAL CEFR High B1 evidence to enter the programme will be required to undertake the NorthTec internal placement test to confirm their current level of English proficiency. This will include writing and speaking components.

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