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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5) Bridge International College

New Zealand


Course info


This qualification is intended for learners of English as an additional language, who wish to pursue further English language study in an academic context. Graduates will have the language skills required to communicate independently and effectively in familiar and some less familiar situations with fluency and flexibility in academic settings. This qualification is at a level comparable to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) mid B2 (i.e IELTS 6.0). This qualification allows educational institutions to make informed judgments regarding the level at which the graduate can use English for academic purposes.

Programme Scheduling

There are two parts, Part A and Part B. Part A is textbook based. Students complete 8 units that have been designed by ICL.

Part B is topic based.

25 hrs / week Including 5 hours guided self-study

Learning Outcomes & Education Pathways

  • Understand main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex oral academic texts.
  • Participate effectively in sustained spoken academic discourse.
  • Understand main ideas and supporting details of moderately complex written academic texts.
  • Write detailed, developed, moderately complex academic texts.

Education Pathways

This certificate builds on the:

  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Employment). (Level 4)

NZCEL (L5) can lead to:

  • programmes/courses that are linguistically demanding and/or a specialised field of study most postgraduate programmes/courses, depending on the focus of the programme leading to this qualification.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5).

Full Time (16 weeks)

Tuition fees

NZ$7,280.00 (3,87,720) per year

NZ $7,280 for the entire course; Material fee NZ $500 (This fee is for 2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)


07 Dec, 22 Feb


Bridge International College

10-14 Lorne Street,


Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Produce evidence of proficiency in English equivalent to a Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2 Intermediate level. This may be demonstrated via a recognised English language testing system such as IELTS, Cambridge, TOEFL, achievement in the New Zealand Certificate of English Language (level 4) or by achieving an appropriate score on ICL’s placement test.
  • Possess the appropriate student visa

Where a prospective student for the NZCEL (Level 5) programme cannot produce evidence of current English proficiency, ICL will use their own placement test to assess and determine the student’s entry level.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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