Take your English language skills to the next level for higher education

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 University Entrance (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 Ōtara

Level 4
Domestic fees

Click here to see a list of domestic course fees

Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme code NZ1883
Duration

Full-time for 16 teaching weeks, part-time available.
The maximum time to complete this programme part-time is 2 years.

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 leads to

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.

Provisional entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme or training scheme may be eligible to be enrolled. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements may also be eligible to be enrolled in exceptional circumstances where they can demonstrate capability for study at the required level. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the 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.

Programme structure

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

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.

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.

Key dates and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the languages calendar.

Career opportunities

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

Information is correct as at February 2021. 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 2021 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2021 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2021 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 2021 are based on the 2020 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2021. 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 Limited 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.