Programme overview

This English programme also prepares you for a career in many different industries, in school, at home and in the workplace.

Highlights

  • Learn how to communicate in different situations from the workplace to community activities
  • Get the language and study skills to succeed in academic study
  • Prepare for further study in higher level certificate programmes
  • Gain an understanding of ethical, bicultural and social issues in NZ
  • Learn in a fast and flexible 16 week programme
  • English language scholarships available
  • 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)

After completing this course, you will:

Admission requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:
  1. Be 16 years old by the time the programme starts
  2. A New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2) or equivalent, or achieve an appropriate score on Unitec's Language Studies English Language Placement Test
Don’t meet these requirements? We also accept:
  • Sufficient evidence to be eligible for special or discretionary admission.

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.

CoursesCreditsAim
Oral & Text-based Skills (L3) (EAPL3150) 30 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 Social and Community Purposes (L3) (EAPL3153) 30 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.
Oral Skills (Level 3) (EAPL3154) 30.0 credits (0.25 EFTS)This course develops students’ speaking and listening skills on familiar and routine topics at CEFR high B1 level.
Text-Based Skills (Level 3) (EAPL3155) 30.0 credits (0.25 EFTS)This course develops students’ English language skills to enable them to communicate with some independence and fluency in order to participate in routine academic English language contexts at CEFR mid B1 level.