• Level 3 intake in February and Level 4 intake in July
  • One Semester – Level 3 (February to July) and Level 4 (July to December)
  • Level 3 and Level 4
  • Level 3 (60 Credits) and Level 4 (60 Credits)
  • Level 3 ($2,537) and Level 4 ($2,2537)

    (For a full list of fees including food and accommodation please see our Fees section)

  • NZQA Accredited – NZ Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3)

    Pending Approval – NZ Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4)

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Programme Overview

Eastwest College offers the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3 and Level 4) (60 credits each). This is offered to students who would like to enrol in the diploma programmes but who don’t currently have the necessary IELTS score. Students can use this as an opportunity to bring themselves to the required standard within the college environment before entering the main intercultural studies programmes.

The Level 4 English programme’s teaching and assessments are uniquely designed to prepare graduates for Eastwest College’s Diplomas in Intercultural Studies.

Each certificate comprises a series of NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority) Unit Standards and Portfolios Assessments covering: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Level 3:

  • IELTS 5.0

Level 4:

  • IELTS 5.5 (with no band below 5.0) or
  • Successful Completion of the Certificate in English for Intercultural Studies (Level 3) or
  • Equivalent Qualification

Course Details

  • Reading – Students will develop their ability to read and understand English beginning with main points and some detail of reasonably familiar topics (level 3) building through to main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex written academic texts (level 4)
  • Writing – Students will develop their ability to write in English beginning with connected texts on reasonably familiar topics (level 3) building through to detailed, developed, and moderately complex academic texts (level 4)
  • Speaking – Students will develop their ability to participate in discussions beginning with some confidence in reasonably familiar topics (level 3) through to effective participation in sustained academic discourse (level 4)
  • Listening – Students will develop their ability to understand English speech beginning with main points and some details of familiar topics (level 3) building through to main ideas and supporting details of complex academic topics (level 4)

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