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

Location

Dunedin

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

On campus

Credits
60
Level
4
Start
February and July
Apply
Anytime
  • Location
    Intake
    Study breaks
  • Online for international students outside of NZ
    25 January 2021
    22 March 2021 - 2 April 2021
  • Online for international students outside of NZ
    7 April 2021
    31 May 2021 - 4 June 2021
  • Online for international students outside of NZ
    7 June 2021
    2 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
  • Online for international students outside of NZ
    16 August 2021
    11 October 2021 - 15 October 2021
  • Online for international students outside of NZ
    18 October 2021
    13 December 2021 - 4 February 2022
  • Auckland International Campus
    25 January 2021
    22 March 2021 - 2 April 2021
  • Auckland International Campus
    25 January 2021
    22 March 2021 - 2 April 2021
  • Auckland International Campus
    7 April 2021
    31 May 2021 - 4 June 2021
  • Auckland International Campus
    7 June 2021
    2 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
  • Auckland International Campus
    16 August 2021
    11 October 2021 - 15 October 2021
  • Auckland International Campus
    18 October 2021
    13 December 2021 - 4 February 2022
  • Dunedin
    22 February 2021
  • Dunedin
    19 July 2021
  • Online for international students outside of NZ
    8 February 2022
    11 April 2022 - 22 April 2022
  • Online for international students outside of NZ
    26 April 2022
    27 June 2022 - 22 July 2022
  • Online for international students outside of NZ
    25 July 2022
    19 September 2022 - 7 October 2022
  • Online for international students outside of NZ
    10 October 2022
    12 December 2022 - 3 February 2023
  • Auckland International Campus
    8 February 2022
    11 April 2022 - 22 April 2022
  • Auckland International Campus
    26 April 2022
    27 June 2022 - 22 July 2022
  • Auckland International Campus
    25 July 2022
    19 September 2022 - 7 October 2022
  • Auckland International Campus
    10 October 2022
    12 December 2022 - 3 February 2023
  • Dunedin
    21 February 2022
  • Dunedin
    8 July 2022

Want to improve your English skills?

Study English at Otago Polytechnic to prepare for further study, make new friends and experience New Zealand culture.

When you study 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.

This Certificate is for upper-intermediate English speakers who want to do further English-language or subject study in an academic context. It is a nationally-recognised qualification. It can lead to academic study at Otago Polytechnic, or you can use it to transfer to other study institutes in New Zealand.

Entry requirements
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 for social and transactional purposes
  • participate effectively in sustained conversation for social and transactional purposes
  • write detailed, well developed and moderately complex texts
Your workload
  • 22 hours a week in class, guided by your teacher
  • 10-14 hours a week for self-directed study
Additional Costs

You will need to buy the course textbook at the start of your course. This will be available from your lecturer for a discounted price of $60.00. 

Next step

This programme prepares you for further study in our certificate, diploma and degree programmes. We recommend the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4).

Student loans and allowances

Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only. For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website. It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful. 

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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