English language students standing outside the Wintec Atrium

English Language

Improve your English. Improve your opportunities!

If you’re a migrant or refugee, learning English at Wintec will improve your opportunities in New Zealand. If you progress all the way through the New Zealand Certificates in English Language, you’ll be able to learn English specifically for study situations or workplace situations, take the IELTS, OET and Cambridge First exams, and continue on to study one of our other programmes, in a huge range of subjects. 

 

Our Programmes

Professional Programmes / Short Courses

IELTS

IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and at play, in your new life abroad.

Wintec is a testing location for the IELTS test in Hamilton.

Wintec also offers an IELTS preparation course to help you get ready for the test.


Cambridge English Exams

Wintec is an authorised centre to offer Cambridge English Language assessments. Click here to find out more about the Cambridge English Exam, and book your test. If you're interested in our Cambridge English Exam Preparation course, click here to find out more and book your place.

Occupational English Test (OET) Exam

Wintec is an official testing venue for Occupational English Test (OET). OET is the leading English language test specifically designed for healthcare professionals. Click here to find out about our OET preparation course.

Occupational English Test:

  • Is designed to test the English language proficiency of health professionals in 12 specific fields;
  • Is valid and reliable, developed and revised by subject experts;
  • Tests reading, writing, listening and speaking skills using real healthcare scenarios;
  • Ensures profession-specific English language skills to safeguard patient safety and quality of care.

To register for the test visit: occupationalenglishtest.org view OET test dates here.

OET Test Dates

Test dateRegistration Closing Date
Results publishedProfessions available for this date
Saturday 12 January 2019Wednesday 19 December 2018
at 11.59 pm AEDT
at 12.59 pm GMT
Friday 1 February 2019
by 5 pm AEDT
by 6 am GMT
Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science
Saturday 2 February 2019Wednesday 9 January 2019
at 11.59 pm AEDT
at 12.59 pm GMT
Thursday 21 Februray
2019 by 5 pm AEDT
by 6 am GMT
Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science
Sunday 23 February 2019Wednesday 30 January 2019
at 11.59 pm AEDT
at 12.59 pm GMT
Friday 15 March 2019
by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT

Dentistry
Medicine
Nursing
Pharmacy
Radiography
Physiotherapy

Saturday 16 March 2019Wednesday 20 February 2019
at 11.59 pm AEST
at 12.59 pm GMT
Thursday 4 April 2019
by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT

Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science

Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Saturday 6 April 2019Wednesday 13 March 2019
at 11.59 pm AEST
at 2.59 pm GMT
Friday 3 May 2019
by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT
Dentistry
Medicine
Nursing
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Radiography
Saturday 18 May 2019Wednesday 24 April 2019
at 11.59 pm AEST
at 2.59 pm GMT
Thursday 6 June 2019
by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT
Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science
Saturday 15 June 2019Wednesday 22 May 2019
at 11.59 pm AEST
at 2.59 pm GMT
Thursday 4 July 2019
by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT
Dentistry
Medicine
Nursing
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Radiography
Sunday 7 July 2019Wednesday 12 Jun 2019
at 11.59 pm AEST
at 2.59 pm GMT
Thursday 25 July 2019
by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT
Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science
Saturday 3 August 2019Wednesday 10 July 2019 at
11.59 pm AEST
at 2.59 pm GMT
Thursday 22 August 2019
by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT
Dentistry
Medicine
Nursing
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Radiography
Saturday 31 August 2019Wednesday 7 August 2019 at
11.59 pm AEST
at 2.59 pm GMT
Thursday 19 September 2019
by 5 pm AEDT
by 6 am GMT
Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science
Saturday 21 September 2019Wednesday 28 August 2019
at 11.59 pm AEDT
at 1.59 pm GMT
Friday 11 October 2019
by 5 pm AEDT
by 6 am GMT
Dentistry
Medicine
Nursing
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Radiography
Sunday 13 October 2019Wednesday 18 September 2019
at 11.59 pm AEDT
at 12.59 pm GMT
Thursday 31 October 2019
by 5 pm AEDT
by 6 am GMT
Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science
Saturday 9 November 2019Wednesday 16 October 2019 at
11.59 pm AEDT
at 12.59 pm GMT
Thursday 28 November 2019
by 5 pm AEDT
by 6 am GMT
Dentistry
Medicine
Nursing
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Radiography
Saturday 30 November 2019Wednesday 6 November 2019
at 11.59 pm AEST
at 2.59 pm GMT
Thursday 19 December
2019 by 5 pm AEST
by 8 am GMT
Dentistry
Dietetics
Medicine
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatry
Radiography
Speech Pathology
Veterinary Science

*Closing dates: registrations close three weeks before the test date.

For a list of all OET test dates see the following:

Pathways

English language pathway diagram

About the Faculty

The Centre for Languages provides English programmes at all levels for students for whom English is a second or other language.

Permanent residents, new migrants and international students from a number of different countries, from the age of 16 to 80, enrich our programmes.

A priority for the Centre has been to facilitate access to learning by making programmes as flexible as possible. This flexibility includes:

  • the use of ICT, multimedia and on-line resources,
  • the incorporation of special interest topics,
  • academic, vocational and survival language options,
  • ​the development of supported learning pathways into mainstream studies

Course Guide

Our course guides (prospectuses) will tell you everything you need to know about Wintec. They contain information about the Wintec campus, student life and the programmes we offer.

We offer the course guides (prospectuses) in both digital and physical form.

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

Postgraduate Health and Social Practice Course Guide (Prospectus)

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

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Postgraduate Health Course Guide (Prospectus)

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