Why Online?

Students that study overseas at the moment benefit from being able to study a nationally-certified qualification that grants them access to tertiary study before they step foot out of their country. They can study at home making convenience a big part of why students like studying online.

Why do NZCEL?

  • NZCEL programmes will prepare you to study in English in an academic context.
  • You will graduate with the language skills required to communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some less familiar situations with fluency and flexibility in academic settings.
  • NZCEL (L4) is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) mid B1 (i.e IELTS 5.5).
  • NZCEL (L5) is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) mid B2 (i.e IELTS 6.0).
  • NZCEL qualifications allow educational institutions to make informed judgements regarding the level at which the graduate can use English for academic purposes.

Resources

Classes are done on Zoom for the whole class (some breaks with cam/mic off), on Moodle (accessing course materials) occasionally or using other software (e.g Etherpad for writing, SEB for assessments, Baidu for content, email for contact and sending files etc). Students will typically carry out all language skills tasks (reading, writing, listening, speaking) in authentic and academic situations where natural practice is achieved.

NZCEL 4

Course Structure

  • NZCEL (L4) is a 16-week course. situations where natural practice is achieved.
  • There are two parts, Part A and Part B.
  • Part A focuses on developing skills and is coursebook-based. Students are assessed internally across 5 units.
  • Part B is topic-based and focuses on applying skills in authentic contexts. Students complete 5 NZQA unit standards.

NZCEL 5

Course Structure

  • NZCEL (L5) is a 16-week course. situations where natural practice is achieved.
  • There are two parts, Part A and Part B.
  • Part A focuses on developing skills and is coursebook-based. Part B is topic-based.
  • Students complete four units in each part.

Entry Requirements

Produce evidence of proficiency in English equivalent to a Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B1 Intermediate level. This may be demonstrated via a recognised English language testing system such as IELTS, Cambridge, TOEFL, achievement in the New Zealand Certificate of English Language (L3) or by achieving an appropriate score on ICL’s placement test.

Entry Requirements

Produce evidence of proficiency in English equivalent to a Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Mid B2 level. This may be demonstrated via a recognised English language testing system such as IELTS, Cambridge, TOEFL, achievement in the New Zealand Certificate of English Language (L4) or by achieving an appropriate score on ICL’s placement test.

Education Pathways

NZCEL (L4) can lead to:

  • New Zealand Certificate of English Language (Academic) (Level 5) [Ref 1884].
  • This certificate facilitates meeting the language requirements for many vocational and undergraduate programmes/courses.

Education Pathways

NZCEL (L5) facilitates meeting the language requirements for:

  • Programmes/Courses that are linguistically demanding and/ or a specialised field of study in most postgraduate programmes/courses.
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