New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Foundation) (Level 1)

Programme details

Translation Te Pōkaitahi aa Motu i te Reo Ingarangi (Timatanga) (Paetahi)
Code WR3056
Level 1
Credits 60
Duration 1 semester
Fees special Courses are fees free for all New Zealand residents enrolled on any Level 1 or 2 programme in 2017*
Domestic student fee $Free Fees option for all New Zealand residents.* (per year)
IntakesOn Demand
Study options Full-time, Part-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.
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Information for international students

Tuition fee$390 per week
IntakesVarious
Minimum IELTSNot applicable
Duration (length of study)Various
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Programme aim

This qualification is intended for learners of English as an additional language, attending NZQA approved programmes delivered in Aotearoa New Zealand or off-shore. It is intended for learners who have no command, or very minimal command of English.

Graduates will have the language skills required to communicate, with support, in very basic, familiar, everyday situations in order to begin to participate in an English Language environment.

This qualification is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) low A1.

This qualification allows Aotearoa New Zealand community, employers and educational institutions to recognise the level at which the graduate can use English for general purposes.

Award information

To achieve the award of the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Foundation) (Level 1), students must pass a total of 60 credits, including:

  • a minimum of 45 credits from the Core Courses;
  • a maximum of 15 elective credits from a higher level English Language course.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates of this qualification will have, in a supportive environment, the English language skills to:

  • begin to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases to engage in clear, simple, and routine social interactions and to meet basic routine needs;
  • begin to read and understand familiar words, phrases and very simple sentences; and
  • copy text with a degree of accuracy and legibility, and write very simple texts.

Included in the above students will have the skills to:

  • apply language-learning strategies to understand and respond to very basic English; and
  • understand and practise cultural aspects embedded in very basic English.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with Waiariki's Academic Regulations.  There are no English language entry requirements for this qualification, however applicants will be assessed on entry to determine current English language competencies.

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Core courses

(choose a minimum of 45 credits)

Course details
ENGL.1105 Language-learning Strategies for Beginning English
Students will develop language-learning strategies to understand and respond to very basic English.
Credits 5 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.1206 Cultural Aspects of Beginning English
Students will develop ability to understand and respond to cultural aspects of beginning English.
Credits 10 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.1401 Introducing Self and Others in English
Students will develop ability to ask for and give very basic "personal details" information.
Credits 15 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.1402 Describing Basic Information about Personal Effects in English
Students will develop ability to recognise and give very basic information about personal effects in English.
Credits 15 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.1403 Communicating in English, with Support, for Basic Daily Needs
Students will develop ability to recognise and produce very basic English, with support, to meet immediate daily needs with practical outcomes.
Credits 15 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.1404 Communicating in English, with Support, for Routine Social Interactions
Students will develop ability to recognise and produce very basic English, with support, for routine social interactions.
Credits 15 Intakes On Demand

Elective courses

A maximum of 15 elective credits from any higher level English Language course.


*Course cost: Standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the International Programmes and Tuition Fees information page. Courses are fees free for all New Zealand residents enrolled on any Level 1 or 2 programme in 2015.

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017