The Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) is offered at the University of Waikato College, has eight levels, from Elementary to Advanced. You can enter into the course 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 further details.
Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Attainment in English Language (Level 6), you can progress to the Foundation Studies programme at the University of Waikato College. Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Attainment in English Language (Levels 7-8), you can progress to most degree courses at the University of Waikato.Duration
Each level is taught in a 10 week block (23 hours of tuition per week on campus) with one-week orientation.
Available online for level 4 and up.
Levels 6, 7, & 8 are also taught in an intensive 8 week block, with a half-week orientation.2021 Dates2022 DatesHow to apply
Students can apply online through the University of Waikato College online application formTuition Fees
2021 Fees $5300 per block plus up to $792 Student Services Levies per year*
*Fees are subject to change
For all tests that we will accept as part of English language proficiency please visit our Entry Requirements page under the Pathways Options tab.