Academic - Level 4

New Zealand Certificate in English Language.

The New Zealand Certificate In English Language (NZCEL) is a no-IELTS pathway into academic studies.

The aim of the NZCEL is to equip learners with English language proficiency and the academic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing to enable them to successfully participate in a diploma or bachelor degree level programme of study.

To enrol online for your preferred trimester, click on the start date below.

Programme Structure/Courses

The New Zealand Certificate In English Language (NZCEL) (Level 4) is a full-time, 14 week pathway course designed to help students to achieve success in their tertiary studies.  The NZCEL (L4) will equip learners with English language proficiency and the academic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing to enable them to successfully enter a diploma or bachelor degree level programme of study without having to complete IELTS.

NZCEL (L4) is the pathway to NZCEL (L5).

Duration & Start Dates

14 weeks

Start Dates in 2023

Apply here for Trimester 1 : 31 January 2023
Apply here for Trimester 2 : 22 May 2023
Apply here for Trimester 3 : 11 September 2023

ONLINE OFFSHORE Start Dates 2023

Apply here for Trimester 1 : 31 January 2023
Apply here for Trimester 2 : 22 May 2023
Apply here for Trimester 3 : 11 September 2023

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of AIS EAP (under General English approval); or
Successful completion of AIS General English Intermediate Level; or
IELTS 5.5 (General or Academic) (with no band less than 5.0) / TOEFL iBT 46 (with a writing score of 14) / PTE academic score of 42 / AIS Test of English Proficiency (TEP) 48/80 (with no band less than 11); or
NZCEL (Applied) (Level 3); and
16  years and over

Fees

International Students

2023 Course Fees: NZ$5,460
Resource Fees: NZ$90
Total: NZ$5,550
Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

Note: International students from Pacific Island countries should contact Sonia Giraldo for tuition fee details:

Phone: +64 9 815 1717 ext 638
Email: soniag@ais.ac.nz

Domestic Students

2023 Course Fees: NZ$2,618
Resource Fees: NZ$90
Total: NZ$2,708
Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

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