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CertAttainAcadEng

Certificate of Attainment in Academic English

The Certificate of Attainment in Academic English prepares you for entry into degree programmes at the University of Waikato. It teaches skills that are needed for successful university study.

The Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE) has five levels from Intermediate to Advanced and you will enter into the programme at a level dependent on your current English level.

Classes focus on the skills needed for successful study in higher education in New Zealand such as academic writing, listening, note-taking, reading and oral presentation skills.  Higher levels can provide direct entry to university programmes, please see below for exact details.

Course Requirements

The Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) and CAAE are full-time courses which include a core programme of 20 hours per week plus an afternoon elective twice a week. All electives are subject to sufficient numbers in order to run and some choices may be restricted to students at higher levels.

Examples of electives include;

  • Business English
  • EAP skills for University Study
  • Focus on Communication and Fluency
  • Focus on Reading and Writing
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Preparation for postgraduate studies.

Intakes, course duration and fees

Each course is 10 weeks long with a one-week orientation.

Fees are $4950 per block plus Enrolment Levies up to $479 per year.

Programme datesApplications dueCompletion of enrolment into papers
2016 Block 38 August 2016 – 21 October 2016Monday 8 August 2016
2016 Block 431 October 2016 –  3 February 2017Monday 31 October 2016
2017 Block 17 February 2017 – 28 April 2017Monday 13 February 2017
2017 Intensive Block*3 May 2017 – 30 June 2017Monday 8 May 2017
2017 Block 215 May 2017 – 28 July 2017Monday 22 May 2017
2017 Block 314 August 2017 –  29 October 2017Monday 21 August 2017
2017 Block 4 6 November 2017 –  2 February 2017Monday 13 November 2017

*Level 6, 7 & 8 only

Key information

Study Locations Hamilton
Faculty Pathways College

Scholarships and prizes

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships

Direct Entry to University

You will need:

  • successful completion of CAAE Level 6 to meet the English requirements for the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies
  • successful completion of CAAE Level 7 to meet the English requirements for most undergraduate degrees (some qualifications have additional requirements).
  • successful completion of CAAE Level 8 to meet the English requirements for most postgraduate qualifications (some qualifications have additional requirements).
Current IELTS ScoreCurrent TOEFL iBT ScoreLevel Started
A recent* IELTS score of 4.0 overall, including 4.0 in the writing band and no less than 3.5 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 31 overall, with no less than 11 in the writing band.Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 4
A recent* IELTS score of 4.5 overall, including 4.5 in the writing band and no less than 4.0 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 32-34 overall, with no less than 12 in the writing bandCertificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 5
A recent* IELTS score of 5.0 overall, including 5.0 in the writing band and no less than 4.5 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 35-45 overall, with no less than 14 in the writing bandCertificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 6
A recent* IELTS score of 5.5 overall, including 5.5 in the writing band and no less than 5.0 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 46-59 overall, with no less than 18 in the writing bandCertificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 7
A recent* IELTS score of 6.0 overall, including 6.0 in the writing band and no less than 5.5 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 60-78 overall, with no less than 21 in the writing bandCertificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 8

Students can apply for a pathway offer that includes up to two blocks of English before starting their degree.

Students who do not have any previous result, or who require longer than 2 blocks of study to gain entry to their degree, will need to apply to Pathways College directly for their English offer.

*The IELTS (Academic) or TOEFL iBT results can be dated no older than 12 months from the students intended start date.

Contacts

Waikato Pathways College- Te Huanui

Phone: 0800 WAIKATO or + 64 7 858 5600
Email: pathwayscollege@waikato.ac.nz
Website: www.waikato.ac.nz/pathways/

Degree Structure