New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2)

Programme highlights

Improve your English language skills.

This programme is for local and international students. You need to have a basic understanding of the English language.

You will learn how to get better at speaking English. You will also learn how to read simple pieces of writing and write in clear sentences.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 2
Domestic fees Free*
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code NZ1881
Duration

19 weeks full-time (20 hours per week) or 41 weeks part-time (10 hours per week)

Study Method Full-time, Part-time
Credits 60
International Fees NZD$5,280 (approx)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry criteria:

  • Have New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1); or
  • A  level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) A2; or
  • Vital English results within the range of 35 – 49.

There is no IELTS equivalent for this level.

Provisional entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

International students

Test your English level to help you plan.

Take our free online English test to get a basic indication of your English level. This will help you understand what programmes you can apply for and what preparation you may require before you start your programme of study.

Need IELTS?

Book your British Council IELTS test with us.

You will complete your test in one day, plus get free online tuition to help you succeed. We offer paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS. Choose computer-delivered IELTS and get your results in 3-5 days.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this certificate will have the English language skills to work in positions that require simple face-to-face interpersonal communication, an understanding of simple spoken and written instructions and descriptions and completion of simple forms relevant to workplace contexts.

Programme structure

You will need to complete four (15 credit) compulsory courses:

844.231 Speaking and Listening 1 (15 credits)

This course will enable you to understand and use basic language in familiar situations to engage in routine tasks, social encounters and exchanges of information with emerging fluency and accuracy.

844.232 Speaking and Listening 2 (15 credits)

This course will enable you to understand and use basic language in familiar situations to engage in routine tasks, social encounters and exchanges of information with emerging fluency and accuracy.

844.220 Reading and Writing 1 (15 credits)

Learn to read and understand simple texts on routine topics and identify specific predictable information in short texts.

844.221 Reading and Writing 2 (15 credits)

Learn to read and understand simple texts on familiar topics and identify specific predictable information in short texts.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the languages calendar.

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.