NSLS

Northshore Language School

122 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley,

Auckland 0627 

+64 9 442 4500 

education.nsls@xtra.co.nz

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm

North Shore Language School in New Zealand is registered by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) 
as a Private Training Establishment under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and its subsequent amendments. NSLS is signatory to the New Zealand Ministry of Education Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

International Students

NZCEL Academic Level 5

- New Zealand Qualifications in English Language -

The NZCEL qualifications have been designed to provide a national qualification for domestic and international learners of English as an additional language, which allows the community, employers and educational institutions to recognise the level at which the graduate can use English for general or academic purposes.

 

1. Levels of New Zealand Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) (60 Credits)

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 1) - CEFR high A1 - low A2

  • Nationally recognised New Zealand qualification: NZCEL Level 1.

  • Listening skills, speaking skills, reading skills, writing skills, vocabulary, grammar development.

  • Students have confidence to communicate in basic, familiar, everyday situations with support.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2) - CEFR high A2 - low B1

  • Nationally recognised New Zealand qualification: NZCEL Level 2.

  • Listening skills, speaking skills, reading skills, writing skills, vocabulary, grammar development.

  • Students have confidence to communicate in basic, familiar, everyday situations in order to participate in an English language environment.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 3) - CEFR B1

  • Nationally recognised New Zealand qualification: NZCEL Academic Level 3.

  • Listening skills, speaking skills, reading skills, writing skills, vocabulary, grammar development.

  • Students have confidence to communicate in most situations with some independence and fluency in order to participate in academic contexts.

  • Direct entry to some certificate programmes (Level 3 tertiary study) on academic strand.

  • Equivalent to IELTS range 5.0 to 5.5.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4) - CEFR B2

  • Nationally recognised New Zealand qualification: NZCEL Academic Level 4.

  • Listening skills, speaking skills, reading skills, writing skills, vocabulary, grammar development.

  • Students have confidence to communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some less familiar situations with fluency and flexibility in academic English language contexts.

  • Direct entry to some Certificate and Diploma programmes (Level 4 and 5 tertiary study) on academic strand. Please check with your education provider for their entry policy for the programme you intend to study.

  • Equivalent to IELTS range 5.5 to 6.5.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5) - CEFR C1

  • Nationally recognised New Zealand qualification: NZCEL Academic level 5.

  • Listening skills, speaking skills, reading skills, writing skills, vocabulary, grammar development.

  • Students have confidence to communicate independently and effectively in a wide range of familiar and unfamiliar situations with fluency and flexibility in professional and/or academic English language contexts.

  • Direct entry to some Diploma, Degree, Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours Degree, Master’s Degree, and Doctoral Degree programmes (Level 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 tertiary study) on academic strand. Please check with your education provider for their entry policy for the programme you intend to study.

  • Equivalent to IELTS range 6.5 to 7.5.

CEFR= Common European Framework of Reference

 

 

2. What are the benefits of this new set of New Zealand qualifications?

  1. Transferability of qualifications between New Zealand providers.

  2. Credible qualifications and a recognised pathway for learning.

  3. A simple framework offering clear choices for learning.

  4. Opportunity to select the most relevant learning context. (Eg. General or Academic)

  5. Enhanced ability to select providers offering nationally recognised qualifications.

NZCEL Academic Level 3
NZCEL Academic Level 4
NZCEL Academic Level 5
Course Starts date:

NZCEL Level 2:                14 October 2019 - 10 April 2020 (20 Weeks)

 

NZCEL Level 3:                14 October 2019 - 13 March 2020 (20 Weeks)

                                          14 October 2019 - 10 April 2020 (20 Weeks)

NZCEL Level 4:                TBD (20 Weeks)

                    

NZCEL Level 5:                TBD (20 Weeks)