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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 4)

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Level of Study



60 credit hours

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This programme will teach you to communicate in most situations with some independence and fluency so as to take part in everyday life, in a workplace and/or for academic study. Learner independence is encouraged through the use of online and project-based learning which develop generic skills that are transferable to work and study, such as computer skills, time management and team work.

You can also do this programme in two parts, completing the two halves at different times, if this fits better with your requirements.

Skills you will learn on the programme

The programme has an integrated approach to developing core language skills. Graduates of this qualification will have the English language skills to:

  • Apply English language knowledge in practice corresponding to Level 4
  • Demonstrate presentation and public speaking skills
  • Select and employ appropriate English Language expressions in familiar and unfamiliar situations
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, attitude and skills required to successfully progress to the next academic level or into the workplace

Career pathway and opportunities

Successful completion of this programme means you can consider positions that require interpersonal communication, understanding of professional or technical texts, writing reports and interaction in a team. Successful completion of this programme helps with your entry into undergraduate courses.

Entry criteria

Academic Requirement for entry into the New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 is the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) or equivalent skills and knowledge.

Note: International applicants must also comply with Immigration NZ requirements.

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