New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3)

Programme highlights

Learn intermediate level English language skills, whether you're a local or international student, and apply them in familiar settings and to familiar topics.  

Develop the skills to understand the main points, key details and factual information in spoken English, and in an extended conversation. Speak more naturally and fluently to express your ideas, and keep a conversation going. Read and understand a range of texts. Find and gather information for a specific purpose. Write clearly in paragraphs, with reasonable accuracy and using a range of styles.

Programme Calendar

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 3
Domestic fees Free* or $3,100 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Available
Programme Code NZ1882
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$5,900 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees 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 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry criteria:

Have New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2); or

Provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 4.5; or

A level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) mid B1; or

Achieve a score in the range of 50-69 in the online diagnostic test.

Selection Requirements 

Applicants will be selected in order of completed applications received.

Diagnostic and Placement Exercise

The applicant’s previous English learning experience and their current educational /learning goals, will be established in a career conversation.

A placement test and a writing sample will be collected prior to the career conversation.  An assessment of the applicant’s level in speaking and listening will be determined during the conversation, and placement in the correct programme will be done accordingly.

General requirements:

Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident; or

Hold a Certificate of Refugee Status and provide evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment; or

Have an appropriate visa.

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.

Find out now.

Programme structure

The programme will consist of four compulsory courses, worth 15 credits each.

For the General Qualifier:

General Speaking and Listening 1

  • To listen and understand main ideas in oral texts and participate in spoken interactions on familiar topics.

General Speaking and Listening 2

  • To listen and understand main ideas in oral texts and participate in spoken interactions on reasonably familiar topics.

General Reading and Writing 1

  • To read and understand a range of texts on familiar topics and to write texts on familiar topics.

General Reading and Writing 2

  • To read and understand a range of texts on reasonably familiar topics and to write texts on reasonably familiar topics.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

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

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

Offered by

School of Languages, Literacy and Numeracy

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees 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 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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.