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The Certificate of Attainment in English Language


The Certificate of Attainment in English Language aims to provide students whose first language is not English with a programme which will develop their proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking in English in a variety of formal and informal contexts. The certificate of attainment is offered at eight levels and students may move from one level to the next in the course of one or two years. Students will receive a certificate of attainment for each level passed during their enrolment in the programme.

Regulations for the Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CertAttainEngLang)
1.   There are no formal prerequisites for admission to the Certificate of Attainment in English Language.
2.   Admission to the Certificate of Attainment in English Language is subject to the approval of the Manager of the Language Institute.
3.   The certificate programme is taught at eight levels. The level at which admission is approved will be determined by the Manager of the Language Institute, and will depend on the student’s proficiency in written and spoken English.
4.   Every candidate must enrol in the Language Institute and may do so for one or more levels in sequence. The programme of study for each level comprises 43 points. Candidates will receive a certificate of attainment for each level passed.
5.   Candidates who gain the required 43 points at Levels 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 will be awarded the Certificate of Attainment in English Language endorsed with Academic English.
6.   The prescription for each level of study for the Certificate of Attainment in English Language is set out in the Calendar of the University of Waikato.
7.   The programme of every candidate is subject to the approval of the Manager of the Language Institute.
8.   Every candidate must complete to the satisfaction of the Academic Board such class work, practical work, assignments, tests and oral and written examinations as may be required.
9.   A candidate may apply for credit of one unspecified Level 1 paper towards a bachelors degree in respect of the certificate of attainment awarded at Level 8. The application must be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

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