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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3)

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Level of study:
Tuition fees:
16 weeks
Start date: 22-February-2022
Manukau Institute of Technology
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Programme highlights

Learn intermediate English language skills, whether you're a local or international student, and apply them to familiar topics.

Begin to develop the skills to understand the main points in conversations and keep a conversation going.

Read and understand a range of texts and write paragraphs, with reasonable accuracy.

This qualification allows Aotearoa New Zealand community, employers and educational institutions to recognise the level at which you can use English for general purposes.

Programme structure

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

843.327 General reading and writing 1 (15 credits)

843.328 General reading and writing 2 (15 credits)

844.333 General speaking and listening 1 (15 credits)

844.334 General speaking and listening 2 (15 credits)

Further training or study

This Certificate builds on the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2) and can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3) (Applied)

Entry criteria

Applicants must meet the following entry criteria:

  • Have New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2); or
  • Provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 4.5; or
  • A level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) mid B1; or
  • Vital English results within the range of 50 – 69.

IELTS test: General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill; OET at Grade C in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36.


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