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Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

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Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) Level 4

Key information

Level of study:
Certificate
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1 semester
Start date: 20-September-2021
Campus:
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
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Course details

Summary

Further develop the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to participate with increasing independence and fluency in an academic context. This qualification is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) mid B2 and facilitates meeting the language requirements for other study or training programmes/courses at NZQF level 5 or below. This 15 week full-time programme is intended for learners of English as an additional language, who wish to pursue further English language study in an academic context

Further Study Options

Completion of these qualifications will assist students to meet the English language entry requirements for WITT’s certificates, diplomas and degrees.

You will learn how to: Understand main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex oral academic texts; Participate effectively in sustained spoken academic discourse; Understand main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex written academic texts; Write detailed, developed, moderately complex academic texts.

Employment pathway: Holders 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 professional and/or technical texts, Writing context-specific records and reports, Interaction in a team.

This course is also offered in Auckland Campus.

Entry criteria

  • Foreign-born nationals whose first language is not English (international students or foreign born resident visa holders)
  • NZCEL Level 3 (Applied) or equivalent.

Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 5.5 (with no score below 5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.

  • TOEFL (pBT) score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
  • OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • NZCEL Level 3 with an endorsement of Applied
  • LanguageCert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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