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Certificate of Attainment in English Language

The Certificate of Attainment in English Language is an elementary language course for students who have not met the language requirements for University study. It will give you the necessary skills in reading, writing and speaking.

The Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) has three levels, from Elementary to Pre-Intermediate, you will enter into the programme at a level dependent on your current English level. Successful completion of level 3 will provide entry into the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE).


Each level is taught in a 10 week block, with one-week orientation.

2019 Dates

BlockOrientation DatesBlock Dates
2018 Block 4Monday 29 October 20185 November 2018 - 25 January 2019
2019 Block 1Monday 4 February 201911 February to 18 April 2019
2019 IntensiveWednesday 1 May 20196 May to 28 June 2019
2019 Block 2Monday 6 May 201913 May to 19 July 2019
2019 Block 3Monday 5 August 201912 August to 18 October 2019
2019 Block 4Tuesday 29 October 20194 November to 24 January 2019

How to apply

Students can apply online through the Pathways College online application form

Tuition Fees

Fees are $5100 per block plus enrolment levies up to $519 per year* (fees are subject to change)

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Key information

Years: 1.0
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: See above start dates.
Fees (International): $5,100 per block (10 weeks)

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Waikato Pathways College- Te Huanui

Phone: 0800 WAIKATO or + 64 7 858 5600

A member of English New Zealand