NZCEL course is a national qualification in
English language for international and domestic
students wanting to improve their English
language skills for living, working and studying
in New Zealand.
Waikato Institute of Education (WIE) is NZQA
approved and authorized to deliver both the
General and Academic streams of NZCEL
certification. Waikato Institute of Education
offers 6 levels of NZCEL from Level 1 Foundation
to Level 5. The NZCEL General Course includes
levels 1 Foundation to level 4 and the NZCEL
Academic Course is from level 3 to 5. Each level
consists of 60 credits.
Why Study NZCEL at WIE?
At WIE we understand that learning English is an
essential goal for those wanting to live, work,
and move towards further study in NZ and abroad.
Our aim is to help you settle in NZ, gain the
language skills you need for employment, and
further education in the least possible time.
WIE’s NZCEL courses provide a unique balance of:
Quality, intensive instruction
In class testing, practice, and educational
Self study exercises and homework
‘Real life’ experiences through hosted
social activities that compliment unit
total immersion 'English Only' learning
At WIE, all NZCEL courses:
full time, accelerated 25 hrs per week for
instructed by fully qualified, native
English speakers, most with over 15 years
experience teaching. WIE has an excellent
pool of certified examiners on staff,
including those with Cambridge, IELTS, OET
and TOEIC experience.
Require the same number of hours of homework
and self study as in class study. A proven
method of getting better results faster and
advancing in the English language.
Use the best textbooks as recommended by
NZ’s top educators.
Have the latest resources and teaching
methods to enhance your learning experience.
Include regular testing and practice to
ensure you reach your goals.
Are part of a curriculum designed to include
practical units for living, working, and
further study in NZ, in both General NZCEL
courses and Academic NZCEL courses.
Have a total immersion language learning
environment with a good mix of international
learners from around the world.
Additional Study Benefits
Options of specialisation in General or
Academic subjects from Level 3 upwards
WIE has advisors and counsellors to give
advice for your study needs and future
Private one to one tuition is available for
Regular, escorted social activities and
homestay accommodation, introduce learners
to everyday living situations and
opportunities to converse with many New
Zealanders - ideal for real life
For students who wish to study English short
term or part time and do not require a
Students will be studying alongside NZCEL
students. Course content is the same as NZCEL.
Exam Preparation Option
• Preparation classes for International English
exams, such as IELTS, OET, Cambridge and TOEIC,
are offered as an option for those studying the
NZCEL Level 3 and Level 4 programmes. Please
discuss availability and course dates with your