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

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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL), will teach you the skills required to communicate effectively with fluency and flexibility in social, community, workplace, and academic contexts.

NZCEL Level 4 (Academic) Programme fulfills the need for enhancing your English language skills and can offer a pathway to prepare you for your further studies in New Zealand. If interested in pursuing a level 6 or 7 that needs Academic English skills, then NZCEL level 4 devices the pathway to attain it easily with confidence!

Programme Structure

Listening and Speaking:

NZCEL Level 4 (Academic) will teach you the skills to plan and conduct the listening and reading IELTS tests. The speaking topics involve practicing strategies on how to improve delivery of presentations, build confidence, and deliver your speeches to your audience in a complacent way. Listening skills are developed in a more comprehensive setting to be able to comprehend English speakers in both formal and less formal context.

Writing and Reading:

After the completion of the NZCEL Level 4 (Academic) programme, you will be able to understand complex ideas in spoken texts or spoken interactions. You will be able to read and process complex transactional written texts for English Language purposes. You’ll also be able to develop inference skills in reading and writing assessments required to achieve an academic score in IELTS exam. The writing modules will teach you how to process research information, and to write crafted texts. This will also redevelop skills on how to identify valid and authentic resources, plan, brainstorm and produce structured writing for specific purpose. These writing tasks in the NZCEL programme will mainly focus on writing research essays and academic reports for specific audience.


NZCEL (Level 4) Academic is recognised and approved by NZQA as English Proficiency Outcomes for International students; this means students can use this course as a pathway to enter a higher level of educational course such as Diploma Level 5 or Level 7. At Tasman, we offer Digital Marketing Level 7 in addition to Information Technology Level 7 and Level 5.

Also, once you have successfully graduated from NZCEL level 4 (Academic) programme, you will have the skills to achieve a 6.0 Academic IELTS bands score.

Starting with NZCEL programme, then progressing to a higher level of education, would be a good kick start to expand your career further, so apply today at Tasman International Academies.

Entry criteria

You should be at least 16 years of age on entry and have completed the high school or completed NZCEL (Level 3) or NZQA equivalent, if you are an International student.

Valid visa: Working holiday visa, tourist visa, student visa or resident visa are valid visas.

International students for whom English is not their first language must have a minimum IELTS (General or Academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0 or NZQA approved equivalent or have passed NZCEL placement test at Tasman to secure a seat in our English Programmes.


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