Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (UG:Certificate)

University of Waikato

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About Certificate of Attainment in Academic English at University of Waikato

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 block is 10 weeks long with a one-week orientation.

  • 2017: Fees are $4,950 per block plus Enrolment Levies up to $479 per year.
  • 2018: Fees are $5,100 per block plus Enrolment Levies (2018 levy to be advised)
IntakesOrientation DatesBlock Dates2018 Block 1Monday 5 February 201812 February - 27 April 20182018 Intensive Block*Wednesday 2 May 20187 May - 29 June 20182018 Block 2Monday 7 May 201814 May - 27 July 20182018 Block 3Monday 6 August 201813 August - 19 October 20182018 Block 4Monday 29 October 20185 November 2018 - 25 January 2019

*Level 6, 7 & 8 only

Students can apply online through the Pathways College online application form

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