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

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Certificate

Duration

1 semester

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Summary

Do you need to improve your English language skills?

This course is for learners who wish to apply their English language proficiency to a specific context.

You'll learn the general language skills required to participate with increasing independence and fluency. This could be in academic, community or workplace settings. Level 3 (Applied) graduates usually meet the English requirements to enrol in our certificate and diploma courses at levels 4 and 5.

This course is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) low B2.

We offer beginner to advanced English courses. We'll assess your English when you enrol to decide the best level for you to study at.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

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

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course is intended for students of English as an additional language, who wish to improve their English, or who are attending NZQA-approved courses in Aotearoa New Zealand, rather than a direct pathway to employment.

Graduates of this course will have the English language skills to work in positions that require:

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

TOPICS YOU'LL COVER

The course will focus on:

  • reading
  • writing
  • speaking
  • listening
  • critical thinking
  • problem solving

Topics in this course:

  • Communication 3 (Applied)
  • Connection 3 (Applied)
  • Community 3 (Applied)
  • Concepts 3 (Applied)

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS

  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5)

Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions

certificate and diploma courses at Level 4 and 5

Entry criteria

  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3), OR
  • English Language Proficiency placement test

English Language requirements:

Your English will be assessed on entry.

Guideline for entry: Applied (Level 3) entry: CEFR high B1 or IELTS 5.0

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