English language students sitting in a group

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1)


Course details


This programme is for those who wish to further develop communication skills and English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Students will learn skills to use and understand simple English for everyday, familiar situations, and will develop their face-to-face, independent and online learning study skills.

This programme is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) A2.

View programme modules

Module code Module name LevelCredits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
LANG110Level 1 - Listening115






LANG111Level 1 - Speaking115





LANG112Level 1 - Reading115






LANG113Level 1 - Writing115






Career/further opportunities

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1) offers the necessary language proficiency for entry into further English language programmes, usually NZCEL (Level 2).


A range of Study Grants may be available for those domestic students learning English as a second language. For more information go to www.wintec.ac.nz/scholarships.

Entry criteria

General academic admission

a) To be eligible for this programme, candidates must be 16 years or older, and must demonstrate appropriate language proficiency, as determined by the Centre for Languages in accordance with Wintec’s Academic Regulations. 

Selection criteria

a) Candidates must be 16 years or older. 
b) Candidates must have achieved NZCEL (Foundation) (Level 1)
c) Candidates must take part in a selection interview and will be required to take a placement test to determine their current English Language level and learning goals. 
d) Candidates must demonstrate a reasonable chance of success in the programme. 

English language requirements

Placement in this programme will be determined by the Centre for Languages Placement Test according to language proficiency.

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English language pathway diagram

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

04 Feb 2019
15 July 2019

Year 1 Students, starting Semester 1
Date:  13 February 
Time:  10am - 12pm
Venue: The Atrium, City Campus

Year 1 Students, starting Semester 2
Date:  24 July
Time:  10am - 12pm
Venue: The Atrium, City Campus

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status



Clinical placement

Course guide

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We offer the course guides (prospectuses) in both digital and physical form. Click on the document to download, or fill in the form and we will post or email you a copy.

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