NZCEL LEVEL 3

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE (APPLIED)  (LEVEL 3)

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 within an academic context. Learners will develop their receptive and productive language skills based on the four modules - speaking, reading, listening and writing. They will be able to display a working knowledge of intermediate English grammar, communicate with some confidence in a variety of situations, display a working knowledge of English vocabulary with allowable errors, clearly write basic texts on familiar topics and apply intermediate reading skills. It is suitable for learners who already have a basic grasp (B1 of the CEFR) of the language. The course provides a pathway for enrolment into the NZCEL Level 4 (Academic) programme.

CONTENT

The Programme consists of 4 modules at Level 3:
* Reading with 16 credits
* Writing with 16 credits
* Speaking with 15 credits
* Listening with 15 credits

OUTCOMES

On completion of this programme, graduates will be able to demonstrate the following
outcomes:
1. Learners are able to comprehend the overall meaning, main ideas, supporting details and specific requirements of familiar oral academic texts - 13 credits
2. Learners demonstrate control of a range of linguistic features with clear and comprehensible pronunciation when speaking within a familiar academic context - 13 credits
3. Learners are able to understand main ideas, supporting details and overall meaning of moderately complex familiar written academic texts- 14 credits
4. Learners are able to write accurate simple, compound and complex sentences using high-frequency vocabulary and terms relevant to familiar topics in the academic context- 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 (General) OR



* An overall IELTS proficiency level in Academic English of 5.0 OR



* An acceptable score from an NZQA approved International English Language Testing System OR



* Pass TII internal placement test.