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

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Level of study:
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17 weeks
Start date: 19-July-2021
Otago Polytechnic
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Study English at Otago Polytechnic to prepare for further study, make new friends and experience New Zealand culture.

When you study with us you will: learn English from teachers who are very patient and understanding. Work in small groups to practise your speaking. Meet native speakers and listen to guest speakers. Gain study skills through self-directed learning and group work.

This Certificate is for upper-intermediate English speakers who want to do further English-language or subject study in an academic context. It is a nationally-recognised qualification. It can lead to academic study at Otago Polytechnic, or you can use it to transfer to other study institutes in New Zealand.

What you will learn

When you complete this programme you will be able to: understand the main ideas and key supporting details of moderately complex spoken and written information for social and transactional purposes. Participate effectively in sustained conversation for social and transactional purposes. write detailed, well developed and moderately complex texts.

Your workload: 22 hours a week in class, guided by your teacher, 10-14 hours a week for self-directed study

Next step: This programme prepares you for further study in our certificate, diploma and degree programmes. We recommend the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4).

Entry criteria

We will test you and place you at the right level when you arrive. You may not be enrolled into the Certificate level that you apply for.

International students need a visa to study with us for more than three months.


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