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Learn English, gain NZQA qualification

The New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) is an intensive full-time course. With the high level of immersion in English, language learning is fast. Friendships form between people from a range of language backgrounds and they communicate in English with each other outside the classroom.

NZCEL

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English Language Partners offers New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) classes in our Tauranga, Hutt and Porirua centres. NZCEL provides a clear pathway to progress your English language skills through to further studies and work in New Zealand.

You’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification issued by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to assist you in applying to higher academic institutes, or employment.

Course New Zealand Certificates In English Language (NZCEL)
Level
Hutt centre – Level 1
Bay of Plenty centre – Level 1 & 2
Porirua centre – Level 1 & 2
Duration 18  weeks
Total credits 60  credits
Centres Tauranga, Hutt, Porirua
Timetable
 4 hours a day / 34 hours per week
(20 classroom hours and 14 hours homework and self-study)
Semester dates
Semester 1 – Course A
Mon 10 Feb – Thurs 9 Apr
Semester 1 – Course B
Tue 28 Apr  – Fri 26 Jun
Semester 2 – Course A
Mon 20 Jul – Fri 25 Sep
Semester 2 – Course B
Mon 12 Oct – Fri 4 Dec

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I join the NZCEL class?

You will need to have an interview with a staff member and sit a placement assessment to make sure NZCEL is the right option for you.

How much would it cost?

Our NZCEL courses are free.

What will I learn?

NZCEL courses focus on real-life tasks where you can develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. You will learn and practise essential vocabulary and grammar and gain skills for living and working independently in New Zealand.

What is an NZQA qualification?

Testimonials from our learners

How real learners have found their experience

Anggi Putri

Learner
"I really love my life now compared to before I started learning English. My life improving a lot in many aspect. I can do everything I want without any worried about communicate in English."

Nor Aini

Learner
"Before I can't speak English, and now I can speak a little bit, because my teacher is a very nice teacher and she understands me for everything."

Roger Feng

Learner

"Now I have local topics I can talk with others, and I like reading the local news. I feel like I am part of it."

Xu Huang

Learner

"Learning English at English Language Partners make me more confidence and more positive."

Pa Teauarai

Learner
"It made me want to learn more so I can teach my kids English. I share my homework with them too."