New Zealand Certificate in English Language – Level 1
The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Level 1 covers basic speaking, reading, writing and listening skills to equip students to communicate with support, in basic, familiar, everyday situations in order to participate in an English language environment. The course is equivalent to CEFR high A1 - low A2 and graduates are expected to complete the course with an English level equivalent to IELTS 3.0.
The course is divided into four components: reading, writing, listening and speaking which are taught at the same time through a variety of topics.
The certificate has 60 credits and is delivered over 16 weeks with a one week break. Classes are schedule from Monday – Thursday (9am-2:30pm) and Friday (9am-12pm). The majority of lessons will be delivered in the classroom and include a variety of activities such as practical tasks, class outings, writing tasks, and conversations. Students are also expected to complete 17 hours of independent study each week.
Students may be admitted to this programme:
- providing they are 14 years of age or older
- upon completing the Entry Test or Internal Test, demonstrating their suitability for this level, or upon completing the New Zealand Certificate Level 1 Foundation.
NZCEL Level 1 leads to NZCEL Level 2.