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Course Name

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1)

Course Description

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1) graduates will have the language skill and knowledge required to communicate in everyday situations of immediate personal relevance, in order to participate in daily life and/or further education. The course is equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) A2.

The course is composed of four courses: listening, reading, speaking, and writing; totalling to 60 credits.

Course Delivery

The course is delivered over 24 weeks with the classes scheduled from Monday to Friday, 9:00AM – 2:30PM.

Majority of the lessons are delivered in a classroom and incorporate a wide range of activities such as role plays, educational outings, individual, pair – work and group work, discussion, games, project-based learning, task-based learning, and media-based learning.

Entry Requirements

Applicants may be admitted to this programme:

  • Provided that they are 16 years of age or older; and
  • Upon completing the English Internal Entry Test, demonstrating suitability for the programme level; or
  • Upon a successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate of English Language (Level 1) (Foundation) programme.

Study Pathway

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1) leads to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2) programme


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