Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3)

Location

Dunedin

Duration
Up to 17 weeks full-time; part-time options available
Delivery

On campus 

Credits
60
Level
3
Start
February and July
Apply
Until start date
  • Location
    Intake
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    17 February 2020

Want to improve your academic English Language skills?

This Certificate is for intermediate English speakers who want to do further English Language or subject study in an academic context. It is a nationally-recognised qualification. 

This programme can lead to academic study at Otago Polytechnic or you can use it to transfer to other study institutes in New Zealand. 

When you study English with us you will:

  • learn English from teachers who are very patient and understanding 
  • work in small groups to practise your speaking 
  • meet native speakers and listen to guest speakers 
  • gain study skills through self-directed learning and group work. 
Entry requirements 
  • We will test you and place you at the right level when you arrive, even if you have a proficiency assessment result (e.g. IELTS).
  • International students need a visa to study with us for more than three months. 

Please note: It is possible that you will not be enrolled into the Certificate level you apply for. 

Additional costs 

You will need to buy the course textbooks. These will be available from your lecturer for a discounted price of $100.00. 

What you will learn

When you complete this programme, you will be able to: 

  • understand the main ideas and key supporting details of moderately complex spoken and written information of familiar topics 
  • take part effectively in sustained, spoken, academic conversation 
  • write detailed, well-developed and moderately complex academic texts on familiar topics. 
Your workload
  • 20-22 hours per week in class, guided by your teacher
  • 10-14 hours per week in self-directed study 
Student Loans and Allowances 

Full-time domestic students of this programme are eligible for student loans and allowances (dependent on age and financial circumstances). Please contact Studylink for additional information. Phone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz 

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.

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