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CertAttainEngLang
Certificate of Attainment in English Language

If you are an international student who is not currently in New Zealand, you can start this programme online until you are able to join us on campus in New Zealand. Click here for more information.

This programme, offered at the University of Waikato College, aims to provide international students whose first language is not English, with a programme which will develop their proficiency in the four key skill areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) is offered at the University of Waikato College, has three levels, from Elementary to Pre-Intermediate. You can enter into the course at a level dependent on your current English level.

Classes focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking English in a variety of formal and informal contexts in preparation for the higher levels.


Duration

Each level is taught in a 10 week block (23 hours of tuition per week on campus) with one-week orientation.


2022 Dates

Block Orientation Dates Block Dates
2022 Block 1 Monday 31 January 2022 8 February to 14 April 2022
2022 Block 2 Monday 2 May 2022 9 May to 15 July 2022
2022 Block 3 Monday 25 July 2022 1 August to 7 October 2022
2022 Block 4 Tuesday 25 October 2022 31 October to 16 December 2022
4 January to 20 January 2023

2023 Dates

Block Orientation Dates Block Dates
2023 Block 1 Tuesday 31 January 2023 7 February to 21 April 2023
2023 Block 2Monday 8 May 202315 May to 21 July 2023
2023 Block 3Monday 31 July 20237 August to 13 October 2023
2023 Block 4Tuesday 24 October 202330 October to 15 December 2023
3 January to 19 January 2024

How to apply

Students can apply online through the University of Waikato College online application form


Tuition Fees

2022 Fees $5400 per block plus up to $792 Student Services Levies per year*

2023 Fees $5600 per block plus up to $800 Student Services Levies per year*


*Fees are subject to change

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Key information

Block: .36
CertAttainEngLang Study Locations:Hamilton, Online
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
Start Dates: See above start dates.
Estimated Fees* (International): $5,400 per block
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

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Entry requirements

For all tests that we will accept as part of English language proficiency please visit our Entry Requirements page under the Pathways Options tab.


Scholarships and prizes

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships

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Contacts

University of Waikato College - Te Kura Huanui

You can find out more about the University of Waikato College, as well as make an online enquiry if you have any questions about the pathway programmes.

A member of English New Zealand

University of Waikato College - Te Kura Huanui

You can find out more about the University of Waikato College, as well as make an online enquiry if you have any questions about the pathway programmes.

A member of English New Zealand