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

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Our New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 (Applied) programme is designed to ensure that learners have well rounded skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in an academic context.

The programme will enable learners to gain the general language skills required to participate with increasing independence and fluency in an academic English Language context.

This qualification is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Low B2. Completion of the programme and the award of the qualification will allow educational institutions to make informed judgements regarding the level at which the learner can use English in an academic context.

Entry criteria

To be admitted to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language – Level 3 (Applied – Academic Context):

  • Canterbury College Internal English Language Proficiency Assessment (CCET English Test), OR
  • Completion of Level 3 NZCEL (General), OR
  • The applicant needs to have an overall IELTS proficiency level in Academic English of 5.0, OR
  • An acceptable equivalent score from an NZQA approved International English
  • Language Testing System.

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