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

This course is available


Level of Study



18 weeks

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Ara Institute of Canterbury


Learn how to communicate confidently and effectively in academic, workplace and everyday situations.

The New Zealand Certificates in English comprise of six English language programmes from foundation beginner through to advanced level.

These programmes give you the language skills and knowledge useful for living and working in New Zealand.

This programme enables you to communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some unfamiliar situations, with fluency and flexibility in academic English, workplace or everyday/social/community English language contexts.

This programme is full time 6 months and consists of 18 weeks of intensive learning.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this programme will give you the confidence to communicate effectively in the English language.

Students may choose to study a workplace or professional qualifier, which may be used as evidence of English language level when seeking employment.

Study Pathways:

This certificate leads to further study at level 5.

Once you complete this certificate (or at level 3 or above) you may meet the language requirements for other programmes of study.

Entry criteria

This programme has open entry.

There is no specific English language entry requirement as English level will be assessed through placement testing.

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