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

Programme highlights

Want to study for a diploma or bachelor but your English needs further improvement to be successful?

Study English and get the skills to succeed in further study and in your career.

You will learn the language skills and knowledge you need to participate in further academic study, including five unit standards to gain credits toward meeting UE Literacy requirements. 

You will also develop the interpersonal and intercultural skills required to study, work and live in the multicultural environment of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 4
Domestic fees $3,200 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ1883
Duration

19 weeks (20 hours per week)

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

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry criteria:

  • Have New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) (Applied) ; or
  • Provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 5.5; or
  • A level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) low B2; or
  • Achieve a score in the range of 75-79 in the online diagnostic test.
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 5-7 days.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this certificate will have the English language skills to work in positions that require understanding of moderately complex texts, who has skills to do oral presentations and participate in groups discussions.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (60 credits):

844.419 Notetaking and Presentations (15 credits)

Listen to and understand main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex oral academic texts and to make oral presentations.

844.420 Academic Discussions (15 credits)

Listen to and understand main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex oral academic texts and to participate effectively in group discussions.

843.413 Academic Reading and Writing Skills (15 credits)

Read and understand moderately complex written academic texts and write crafted texts using researched material.

843.414 Applied Academic Reading and Writing (15 credits)

Read and understand moderately complex written academic texts and write texts under test conditions.

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.