Course Overview

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Extend your English language skills and get ready to study the course of your choice.

This course is for learners who wish to pursue further academic study in an English language medium.

You'll learn the language skills required to communicate independently and effectively in familiar and less-familiar academic situations with fluency and flexibility. Level 4 (Academic) graduates usually meet the English requirements to enrol in our diploma and degree courses at levels 6 and 7.

This course is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) mid B2.

We offer intermediate to upper intermediate English courses. We'll assess your English when you enrol to decide the best level for you to study at.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4)
Locations Rotorua, Tauranga
Next intake Feb 2024 View more details
Study options

1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Face to face option: This will include 4 days a week on campus (Tuesday - Friday)

Fully online option: 2 hours a day of class on Zoom (Tuesday - Friday) and online content that is accessible via Moodle
Total credits 60
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $800 for domestic students View full fees information
Eligibility View entry criteria

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Career opportunities

This course is intended for students of English as an additional language, who wish to enrol in an NZQA-approved course in Aotearoa New Zealand, rather than a direct pathway to employment.

Graduates of this course will have the English language skills to work in employment that involves:

  • interpersonal communication,
  • understanding of context-specific texts of a more academic nature,
  • writing records and reports, and
  • interaction in a team.

Topics you'll cover

The course will focus on:

  • reading
  • writing
  • speaking
  • listening
  • critical thinking
  • problem solving

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $800 for domestic students

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Are you Eligible for Free Fees?

There are several ways to take advantage of free study at Toi Ohomai. Find out how on our Fees Free FAQ page.

Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz

Scholarships

Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.


Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

You must have achieved IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.

If the English language entry requirements above are not met, an entry interview with NZCEL tutors will need to be booked, which will include the following:

  • A short spoken interview
  • A short writing task
  • A computer-based reading and listening test
     

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

English language requirements

Your English will be assessed on entry. 

Guideline for entry:

  • Academic (Level 4) entry: CEFR low B2 or IELTS 5.5

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Tauranga Windermere Campus 26 Feb 2024 Apply now
Rotorua Mokoia Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now
Tauranga Windermere Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • Face to face option: This will include 4 days a week on campus (Tuesday - Friday)

    Fully online option: 2 hours a day of class on Zoom (Tuesday - Friday) and online content that is accessible via Moodle

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Further Study Options

Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions

  • diploma and degree courses at Level 6 and 7