The Language Institute is part of the office of the Vice-Chancellor and offers
English language programmes for students learning English as an additional
language (EAL) who are either resident in New Zealand or from other countries.
The Certificate of Attainment in English Language provides comprehensive programmes
of study in English at eight levels, in academic contexts, primarily for students
wishing to prepare for enrolment in degree programmes at the University of
Waikato. The General English programme provides English language studies to
students in a more general context, and is available for enrolment on a week
by week basis. Specifically designed English courses are available for organised
groups from overseas. The Language Institute also provides language teacher
development programmes, including the Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) and specially designed
short courses for language teachers from overseas.