New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4)

Learn to understand, speak, read and write English for study, work and everyday situations at Level 4

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4) is a 17-week NZQA-approved programme. It is ideal for migrants to New Zealand who want to improve their English language skills to work, study or take part in New Zealand society. It is also suitable for international students who want a formal English qualification to study programmes that require equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

 

Programme outline

The programme is designed to meet the linguistic, social and general skill development required by learners when studying English prior to further academic study or employment in New Zealand. Learn to:

  • understand main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex oral academic texts
  • participate effectively in sustained spoken academic discourse
  • understand main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex written academic texts
  • write detailed, developed, moderately complex academic texts 

All four modules are designed to build Academic English language skills progressively – listening, speaking, reading and writing. 

Academic English 4A – Build academic English reading, speaking and listening skills, acquiring topic information from a variety of sources, analysing and evaluating academic resources, APA referencing. 

Academic English 4B – Develop the structure of writing at an academic level by reading, analysing and evaluating academic resources and text. 

Academic English 4C – Undertake independent research by collecting resources, draft finding and form conclusions. Use APA referencing. 

Academic English 4D - Complete a formal academic crafted text, using valid resources and present research findings.


 Entry criteria

New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 (Applied) or equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or evidence of English skills based on internal placement test