Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3)*
*subject to final approval

Location

Dunedin 

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

On campus

Credits
60
Level
3
Start
February, July and October (depending on student numbers)
Apply
anytime
  • Location
    Intake
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    15 October 2018
    21 December 2018 - 4 January 2019
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 speakers who can already use intermediate-level English in everyday settings but want to improve their English for study or work. 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
  • You will be tested and placed at the right level when you arrive.
  • If you plan to study with us for more than three months, international students will need a visa.
What you will learn

When you complete this programme you will be able to:

  • understand the main points and details of spoken and written information on familiar topics
  • speak with confidence about familiar topics
  • write about familiar topics in a way that is easy to understand.
Your workload
  • 22 hours a week in class, guided by your teacher
  • 10-14 hours a week for self-directed study
Next step

You can enrol in other certificate programmes, but we recommend that you complete 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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