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

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18 weeks

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Tasman International Academies offers New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL level 3), which will equip you with the language skills needed to communicate effectively with flexibility in social, workplace, and applied contexts.

This Programme is suitable for people who have some knowledge of English and/or have been studying NZCEL level 2 or IELTS and wish to enhance their English knowledge and skills

NZCEL Level 3 (Applied) Programme fulfills the need to improvise your English language skills and prepares you for further studies in New Zealand. This Programme caters to the preparation to NZCEL Level 4, general or academic.

Programme Structure

Listening and Speaking:

NZCEL Level 3 (Applied) will learn to listen and comprehend spoken lectures or presentations in English and they can integrate interactive listening and speaking in English for Academic purposes.

Writing and Reading:

Graduates of this Programme, on successful completion, will be able to read and comprehend book, papers, and databases written in English and write referenced documents such as essays , reports or short statements.


NZCEL (Level 3) Applied is recognised and approved by NZQA as English Proficiency Outcomes for International students. You could undertake further study at higher levels.

Also, once you have successfully graduated from NZCEL level 3 (Applied) programme, you will have the skills to achieve a higher Academic IELTS bands score or other English tests.

Starting with NZCEL level 3, then progressing to a higher level of education, would give you the potential to stand out in distinction, so apply today at Tasman International Academies!

Entry criteria

You must hold the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2) or equivalent knowledge and skills.

International students for whom English is not their first language must have a minimum IELTS (General or Academic) score of 5.0 with no band score lower than 4.5 or NZQA approved equivalent or have passed NZCEL placement test at Tasman to secure a seat in our English Programmes.

Overall your level of English must be sufficient enough to cope with the level of the programme and its content. All applicants are interviewed, and their English language skills observed and assessed prior to the start of the Course.

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