Programme overview

Study level two English to prepare yourself for future study. Unitec uses the latest teaching practices, uses collaborative learning spaces, and provides a true campus community experience.


  • Fees free to all NZ residents
  • Learn how to listen, read, write and speak in English in different situations
  • Get the language and study skills to succeed in academic study
  • Learn in a fast and flexible 16 week programme
  • 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 programme, 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 1) 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:

Programme Regulations

Courses and timetables

For more details on the courses including timetables, please click on the course names below.

Oral Skills (L2) (EAPL2150) 30 credits (0.25 EFTS)To develop students’ spoken accuracy and fluency in the English language and their understanding of spoken English texts within a limited range of familiar contexts and genres
Text Based Skills (L2) (EAPL2151) 30 credits (0.25 EFTS)To develop students’ written accuracy and fluency in the English language within a limited range of genre in socially constructed ways. To develop students’ understanding of a limited range of written English texts