At a glance

CCEL’s EAP1 courses are for students who want Academic English for their own interest or purpose or need Academic English for further study at a tertiary institution.
This course is available Face-to-Face and Online (NZQA-approved).
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Start dates

10 July, 23 October 2023 // 26 February, 01 July, 21 October 2024

Course length

12 Weeks

Hours per week

Full time - 20 hours + 5 hours per week of optional Independent Learning

Levels available

Intermediate to Advanced (Classes may be mixed levels depending on student numbers.)

Course fees

$4920 (12 weeks)

An additional enrolment and materials fee applies.

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Suitable For

Students planning to attend university in New Zealand

What you will learn

  • The course focuses on academic language and students will:
  • improve their English grammar and vocabulary
  • read more and faster and at a higher level
  • write more and write more correctly – write for exams and write essays
  • improve their Listening – understand a range of native speakers, understand lectures and other students
  • practice speaking in more situations with better pronunciation
  • This course introduces academic skills and students will learn:
  • how to give clear and interesting presentations
  • how to use technology that is used in tertiary study
  • how to write essays and answer exam questions
  • how to take notes from lectures
  • This course introduces study skills and students will:
  • learn how to plan a study timetable
  • learn how to negotiate and express themselves in a tutorial practice new ways of studying and thinking
  • complete projects in groups
  • experience lectures
  • learn where and how to get help
  • learn how to use the library
  • The course focuses on exam preparation and students will:
  • learn about and understand internationally recognised exams
  • learn strategies and skills for exams
  • do exam practice
  • get feedback and extra practice


Minimum entry levels apply - IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent). Placement in a Academic English class will depend on level assessment. The EAP 1 level assessment can be taken overseas before arriving in New Zealand.


Assessment is continuous throughout the course.