New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2)

Programme details

Translation Te Pōkaitahi aa Motu i te Reo Iingarangi (Paerua)
Code WR3058
Level 2
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.

Graduates will have the language skills required to communicate in basic, familiar, everyday situations in order to participate in an English language environment. This qualification is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) high A2 – low B1.

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 theNew Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2), 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 the English language skills to:

  • understand and use basic language in familiar situations to engage in simple and routine tasks, social encounters and exchanges of information with emerging fluency and accuracy;
  • read and understand simple texts on familiar topics and locate specific predictable information in short texts; and
  • write simple, comprehensible connected texts on familiar topics.

Included in the above students will have the skills to:

  • apply language-learning strategies to understand and respond to simple English; and
  • understand and practise cultural aspects embedded in simple 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.2105 Language-learning Strategies for Simple English
Students will develop ability to apply language-learning strategies to understand and respond to simple English.
Credits 5 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.2206 Cultural Aspects of Simple English
Students will develop ability to understand and respond to cultural aspects of simple English.
Credits 10 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.2401 Engaging in Simple Information Exchanges in English
Students will develop understanding, fluency and accuracy in basic exchanges of ideas in simple English on familiar topics.
Credits 15 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.2402 Engaging in Simple Exchanges of Ideas in English
Students will develop understanding, fluency and accuracy in basic exchanges of ideas in simple English on familiar topics.
Credits 15 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.2403 Engaging in Routine Tasks in English
Students will develop ability to understand and use simple English to complete routine tasks in familiar situations.
Credits 15 Intakes On Demand
ENGL.2404 Engaging in Familiar Social Encounters in English
Students will develop ability to understand and use simple English 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: 08 Dec 2017