New Zealand Education - Think New Logo

Private Training Establishment

Imperial College of New Zealand
Imperial College of New Zealand logo

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academics) Level 4

This course is available


Level of Study



6 weeks

Next start date



This qualification is intended for learners of English as an additional language, who wish to pursue further English language study in an academic context.

Graduates will have the language skills required to communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some less familiar situations with fluency and flexibility in everyday/social/community, workplace and/or academic English language contexts. This qualification is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2.

This qualification allows Aotearoa New Zealand community, employers and educational institutions to recognize the level at which the graduate can use English for general, workplace or academic purposes.


The purpose of this programme is to develop learners’ language skills so that they can communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some less familiar situations with fluency and flexibility in academic settings at CEFR mid B2 level. The programme advances learners’ development of key academic skills, including reading academic texts, listening, academic writing, and speaking skills that will enable them to undertake independent learning at the tertiary level.

The target learner group are students with English as their second language, who plan to study in New Zealand and gain an English Language qualification and/or apply for a vocational or undergraduate programme at a New Zealand Tertiary Education Organization.

Programme outcomes:

At the end of the programme learners should be able to:

  • Understand the main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions related to a field of specialisation.
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity in spoken academic discourse.
  • Understand verbal academic information, identifying both main ideas and specific details.
  • Produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of moderately complex academic subjects.

Entry criteria

Applicants must:

  • Student must be 18 years of age at the time of Application
  • Suitable entry permit (Visa/immigration status) to study
  • Applicants who do not have English as a first language will need to meet one of the English language requirements outlined by NZQA under English Language entry requirements for international students. Please contact Imperial administration to obtain the latest English Language entry requirements for the course
  • Statement of Purpose (Statement of interest in working as an interpreter in community contexts)

Studying in NZ

Border reopeningPlan your study experience

Share this course

Share this course