Programme overview

Now open for applications.

This English programme prepares you for a career in many different industries, or for study on certificate level programmes including Construction Trade Skills, Business and Electrical Engineering.

Highlights

  • Learn how to listen, read, write and speak English in different situations
  • Get the language and study skills to succeed in academic study or community context 
  • Prepare for further study in higher level certificate programmes
  • Use the latest technology and apps to help you learn
  • Get access to great teachers and equipment (including a well-equipped Library, Language Learning Centre and computer labs)
  • Gain an understanding of ethical, bicultural and social issues in NZ
  • Learn in a fast and flexible 16 week programme
  • English language scholarships available to help you study

After completing this programme, you will: 

  • Have the language skills required to communicate in familiar situations with increasing independence and fluency.
  • Be able to continue your English language study with the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General, or Academic) (Level 4)

Note: This programme is pending NZQA approval.

Admission requirements

To be confirmed - pending NZQA approval
For this programme, you will need the following:
  1. Be at least 16 years old by the time the programme begins
  2. Hold a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3) ; or
  3. Achieve an appropriate score on our English Language Placement Test.
Don’t meet these requirements? We also accept:
  • Sufficient evidence to be eligible for special or discretionary admission.

Courses and timetables

All courses and timetables for 2018 will be available shortly.

CoursesCreditsAim
Oral & Text-based Skills (L3) (EAPL3150) 30.0 credits (0.25 EFTS)To develop students’ English language skills so that they can participate effectively in the study of English at CEFR Level B1 in a selected context: general, academic or workplace.
English for Academic Purposes (L3) (EAPL3151) 30.0 credits (0.25 EFTS)To develop students’ English language skills to enable them to communicate with some independence and fluency in order to participate in routine academic English language contexts
English for Social and Community Purposes (L3) (EAPL3153) 30.0 credits (0.25 EFTS)To develop students’ English language skills to enable them to communicate with some independence and fluency in real world contexts in New Zealand society.