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

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This programme is intended for learners of English as an additional language, attending NZQA approved programmes who wish to pursue further English language study in an academic context.

The programme will enable learners to gain language skills required to communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some less familiar situations with fluency and flexibility in academic settings.

This qualification is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) mid 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 for academic purposes.

Entry criteria

To be admitted to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language – Level 4 (Academic):

  • Canterbury College English Test (CCET); OR
  • Completion of Level 3 NZCEL (Applied – Academic Context); OR
  • An overall IELTS proficiency level in Academic English of 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.0; OR
  • An acceptable equivalent score from an NZQA approved International English Language Test.

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