- Current students
- Under 25s
This programme takes your studies one step further. After completing this programme, you'll be able to write well-structured, developed, and moderately complex academic texts on a range of topics and you'll also have a chance to complete a research project in your area of interest.
Unitec employs the latest teaching practices, uses collaborative learning spaces, and provides a true campus and community experience, so you'll be prepared for success in a range of degree-level programmes in the following subjects:
- Animal Management and Welfare
- Conservation and Biodiversity Management
- Construction Management
- Landscape Architecture
- Performing and Screen Arts
Is this the right level for me?
If you're not sure, feel free to take this free online test to help you determine what English programme to apply for. Alternatively, simply apply and we can move you into the right programme after you sit the placement test, (if required).
Crafted Text and Oral Presentation
Two of the courses you’ll complete on this programme have stood out to our previous graduates as being particularly useful in preparing them for further study.
In Speaking for Academic Purposes, you'll complete a ‘Crafted Text’ assignment. This gives you the opportunity to complete a research project over 14 weeks in an area that’s relevant for your future career path, or in an area that’s of particular interest to you.
Then, in Writing for Academic Purposes, you'll complete an ‘Oral Presentation’ assignment. This involves using material from your Crafted Text research to create and deliver an 8 to 10-minute presentation to your teachers and classmates.
This is an excellent opportunity to show off your PowerPoint and presentation skills and will set you up nicely for further study in mainstream programmes.
Where to from here?
Most students who successfully complete this programme can move into the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5), as well as any Unitec programme that requires IELTS 6.0.
Please note: International students who graduate will NOT be eligible for a post-study work visa upon completion of this programme.
For this programme, you will need the following:
- Be 16 years old by the time the programme starts
- A New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3) or equivalent, IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0, or achieve an appropriate score on Unitec's Language Studies English Language Placement Test.
If you don’t meet these requirements, you may still apply under special or discretionary entrance.
For more information download the programme regulations:
Courses and timetables
For more details on the courses including timetables, please click on the course names below.
|Listening for Academic Purposes (EAPL4181)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||This course develops students’ language skills so that they can understand the main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex oral academic texts (CEFR mid-B2 level).|
|Speaking for Academic Purposes (EAPL4182)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||This course develops students’ language skills so that they can participate effectively in sustained spoken academic discourse (CEFR mid-B2 level).|
|Reading for Academic Purposes (EAPL4183)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||This course develops students’ language skills so that they can understand the main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex written academic texts (CEFR mid-B2 level).|
|Writing for Academic Purposes (EAPL4184)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||This course develops students’ language skills so that they can write detailed, developed, moderately complex academic texts (CEFR mid-B2 level).|