Otago Polytechnic

English Language


If English is your second language, we offer classes at all levels and can add English classes to other subjects. Contact our English language centre to discuss your study options.

ALL PROGRAMMES

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2)

  • Dunedin
  • Up to 17 weeks full-time; part-time options available
  • Level 2
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply anytime

If you can use English in some everyday settings but want to improve so you can study in English then this is the programme for you!

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • Up to 17 weeks full-time; part-time options available
  • Level 3
  • Starts February, July and October
  • Apply anytime

Learn English from experienced teachers and prepare for further study. This programme provides an excellent pathway into other academic qualifications at Otago Polytechnic.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4)

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • Dunedin: Up to 17 weeks full-time; part-time options available; Auckland: 16 weeks full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts Dunedin: February, July and October; Auckland: January, April, June and August
  • Apply now!

This programme is ideal if you can use English with accuracy and want to prepare for higher-level academic study. Successful completion will enable you to apply for most of our diploma or degree-level qualifications.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Professional/Academic) (Level 5)

  • Auckland - international students only
  • 16 weeks full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts January, April, June or August
  • Apply now!

Gain advanced English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. This will enable you to deal effectively and confidently with most situations in an English-speaking country and to pursue further study or employment in positions that require complex interpersonal communication.