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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Foundation - Level 1)


  • Not being offered in 2017
  • Domestic Student fees are $2,650 *(International students: Please click here for fee information) (Domestic students: Please click here for more information)
  • Wintec City Campus, Hamilton

Programme Content

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Foundation) (Level 1) will introduce you to the four English language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will begin to use and understand simple English for everyday situations at Wintec and in New Zealand. You will also be introduced to online learning.

Further Study and Career Opportunities

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Foundation) (Level 1) offers the necessary language proficiency for entry into further English language programmes, usually NZCEL (Level 1).

Entry Criteria

Selection criteria: Attend an interview and test to establish the English language skill level, and demonstrate the likelihood of success. International applicants must have Immigration New Zealand documentation verifying eligibility to study in New Zealand.”


A range of Study Grants may be available for those domestic students learning English as a second language. For more information go to To enrol contact our Student Enrolment and Information Centre on 0800 2 Wintec (0800 2 946832) or online at

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