NZCEL LEVEL 4

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE (ACADEMIC) (LEVEL 4)

Duration: 19 weeks
Study Options: Full Time
Location: Christchurch Campus

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

AIM

The aim of this programme is to enable learners' language development, with a focus on study skills and specific tasks which are relevant to the academic context. Learners will acquire language skills while at the same time developing knowledge, attitudes and skills such as investigation, reflection, discussion, interpretation, and cooperation. The course builds on from the NZCEL Level 3 (Applied- Academic) programme. Learners will develop their receptive and productive language skills based on four modules - speaking, reading, listening and writing. These modular components are based on internationally accepted standards, CEFR- B2 mid-level. Learners will be able to meet the English language requirements for qualifications at levels 6-7, or pathway into the NZCEL Level 5 qualification.

OUTCOMES

On completion of this programme, graduates will be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:


1. Learners are able to understand straightforward verbal academic information, identifying both general messages and specific details as required- 13 credits

2. Learners utilise a sufficient range of language to give clear descriptions and express viewpoints on topics when speaking within an academic context - 13 credits

3. Learners are able to read with some degree of independence, adapting style and speed of reading to different academic texts - 14 credits

4. Learners are able to convey information and ideas on abstract as well as concrete topics and ask about or explain problems with reasonable precision, in writing - 14 credits

5. Learners display an awareness of language errors in themselves and access resources to assist them to correct these errors - 8 credits

PROGRAMME ENTRY CRITERIA

* Minimum age of 16 years



* Completion of Level 3 NZCEL OR



* An overall IELTS proficiency level in Academic English of 5.5 OR



* An acceptable score from an NZQA approved International English Language

Testing System OR



* Pass TII internal placement test.