Learn to use English for study, work and everyday situations at Level 5

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5) enables students to develop English language skills in order to progress into specialised fields of study or programmes of study that are linguistically demanding. 

Programme outline

Learn to:

  • understand the main ideas of complex spoken texts on both concrete and abstract topics
  • speak with fluency and spontaneity to communicate information, ideas and thoughts in extended discourse on a range of familiar and unfamiliar topics
  • use appropriate skills and language to manage interactions in a wide range of formal and informal settings
  • read and understand complex texts independently on familiar and unfamiliar topics
  • summarise and synthesise information across a range of complex texts for a specific purpose
  • write extended, crafted, logically structured, coherent texts appropriate to audience and purpose, synthesising, evaluating and applying information and arguments from a range of sources

This programme is comprised of four modules designed to build academic English language skills progressively.

Academic English 5A: build academic English reading, speaking and listening skills, acquiring topic information from a variety of sources, synthesising and evaluating academic resources, APA referencing

Academic English 5B : enhance the structure of writing at an academic level, synthesising, evaluating and analysing various academic resources and text

Academic English 5C: undertake independent extended research by collecting resources, draft finding and form conclusions. Use APA referencing.

Academic English 5D: complete a formal academic research report synthesising data to support research findings. Present research.


Entry criteria

New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 (Academic) or evidence of English skills based on internal placement test

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