ETC offers different courses for students with PR or citizenship. Most of them are FREE! Our courses for residents are fully or partly funded by the New Zealand Government.
The NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) courses are ideal for students who wish to improve their English to go on to university, polytechnic or other tertiary institutes. These qualifications are designed for people who are learning English as an additional language. There are 5 qualifications which each lead to a graded New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL). These courses involve 20 weeks of full time study. Each qualification level builds on skills learnt in the previous one. At levels 3 and 4 the qualification is split into three separate strands; general, workplace and academic. If you want to go to university we advise that you select the academic strand.