Certificate in English Language

Learn English and develop the English language skills you need to do well in education or your career.

The Certificate in English Language is for:

  • Students who are learning English as an additional language
  • New migrants who want to improve their English to prepare for future academic study
  • People who want to improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing so that they can study the Certificate in English for Academic Study or other university courses

Minimum entry requirements

  • Evidence of suitability to undertake the programme

International student entry requirements

Selection criteria

  • Placement test and interview will be required
  • Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) preferred

If you are a refugee AUT has grants available to pay your fees.

English language requirements

You can start and exit the programme at any of the four levels offered:

  • Introduction to Academic English
  • Academic English 1
  • Academic English 2
  • Academic English 3

The Introduction to Academic English level is for students preparing for academic study. You practise speaking, reading, listening and writing English.

Academic English 1, 2 and 3 are for students ready to focus on skills they need to study in New Zealand. Students learn by giving presentations, reading and discussing English materials, note taking, essay and report writing.

Your language level will be assessed so that we can place you in the appropriate class.

Introduction to Academic English (Level 4)

or

Academic English 1 (Level 4)

or

Academic English 2 (Level 5)

or

Academic English 3 (Level 5)

or

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1237
Level:
4
Points:
60
Duration:
0.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

15 Jul 2019

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$3,060
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 60 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • Check if you're eligible for fees-free study
International
$14,925
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a workload of 60 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.