Institute of Technology or PolytechnicUnitec Institute of Technology
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
Unitec Institute of Technology
Study our foundational English programme and get the skills to succeed in your career or further study.
This English programme is designed to give you general English and study skills and is the first step in your English learning journey. You’ll learn how to communicate effectively in different situations; from the workplace, to community activities, to conversations with your friends and family.
Unitec employs the latest teaching practices, uses collaborative learning spaces, and provides a true campus and community experience, so you'll be prepared for success in a range of programmes, such as:
Where to from here?
Successful completion of this programme will allow you entry into the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3), as well as any other Unitec programme that requires IELTS 5.0, including select Level 3 Unitec Certificates.
Please note: International students who graduate will NOT be eligible for a post-study work visa upon completion of this programme.
Improve your English for work in a professional field or continue your studies.
For this programme, you will need the following:
To be at least 16 years old by the time the programme starts
A New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2) or equivalent, or achieve an appropriate score on Unitec's Language Studies English Language Placement Test.
English Language Requirements: IELTS – Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0; TOEFL – Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14); PTE - Academic score of 36 with no band score lower than 36.