New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5)

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About this programme

This programme provides individuals with advanced English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening which will enable them to deal effectively and confidently with most situations in an English speaking country.

What you will learn

Graduates of this qualification will have the English language skills to:

  • understand the main ideas of complex spoken texts on both concrete and abstract topics

  • speak with fluency and spontaneity to communicate information, ideas and thoughts in extended discourse on a range of familiar and unfamiliar topics

  • use appropriate skills and language to manage interactions in a wide range of formal and informal settings

  • read and understand complex texts independently on familiar and unfamiliar topics

  • summarise and synthesise information across a range of complex texts for a specific purpose

  • write extended, crafted, logically structured, coherent texts appropriate to audience and purpose, synthesising, evaluating and applying information and arguments from a range of sources.

To achieve the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5), graduates must be able to use English relevant to an academic context to meet the outcomes.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be 16 years of age or older on the 1st of January in the year that the student enrols, unless approved otherwise by the Programme Leader.

  • The student can reasonably expect to achieve the standards required for successful completion of the programme or course.

  • For International Students or Non-English Speaking New Zealand Residents, students must meet the English Proficiency Outcomes equivalent to NZCEL (Level 4) to gain entry into this programme.


New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Full time


16 weeks

Start Dates

Auckland (International Students Only): 2019:
7 January
4 February
4 March
1 April
6 May
4 June
1 July
29 July
26 August
23 September
21 October
18 November

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

International: $7,000

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