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

EL1504

Course Details

  • Subject to Approval
  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • One semester
  • Full-time
  • $3187
  • Level 4
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

This programme is intended for learners of English as an additional language who wish to pursue further English language study in an academic context.

Graduates will have the language skills required to communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some less familiar situations with fluency and flexibility in academic settings.

This programme is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) mid B2.

This programme allows educational institutions to make informed judgements regarding the level at which the graduate can use English for academic purposes.

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

Module Code Module Name LevelCredits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
LANG450Level 4 (Academic) - Listening 415 

LANG451

LANG452

LANG453

 

LANG451Level 4 (Academic) - Speaking 415 

LANG450

LANG452

LANG453

 

LANG452Level 4 (Academic) - Reading415 

LANG450

LANG451

LANG453

 

LANG453

Level 4 (Academic) - Writing415 

LANG450

LANG451

LANG452

 

Entry Criteria

a) Candidates must be 16 years or older.
b) Candidates must have achieved NZCEL (Applied) (Level 3) or
c) Have achieved a score of IELTS 5.5 across all bands, or equivalent.
d) 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.
e) 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.

Career/Further Opportunities

Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4) will have the English language skills to work in positions that require:

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Understanding of context-specific texts of a more academic nature
  • Writing records and reports
  • Interaction in a team

This certificate builds on the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3) and can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5).

This certificate may facilitate meeting the language requirements for many vocational and undergraduate programmes/courses and specialised fields of study requiring lower and/or New Zealand Qualifications Framework Level 5, for entrance, depending on the focus of the programme leading to this qualification.

Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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