New Zealand Certificate in English Language Foundation

(Level 1) 60 Credits



The purpose of this programme is to provide a supportive starting point for non-English speakers to learn English language skills that may be applied to further education, employment, and everyday situations outside of their own cultural context.


Learners will gain basic foundational skills required to communicate in an English language environment.


Programme Content:

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Speaking

  • Listening


Duration and Hours:


Programme duration: 20 weeks

Class time: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm


Education Pathway:


Graduates may progress into the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1)


Entry Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Successfully complete the interview process

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