About the course
The New Zealand Certificates in English comprise of six English language programmes from foundation beginner through to advanced level. These programmes give you the language skills and knowledge useful for living and working in New Zealand. This programme enables you to communicate with support in basic, familiar and everyday situations.
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English Language
26 Weeks

Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant, progressive, government funded tertiary institute providing world class, tertiary level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. It was created in 2016 when education providers CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and success.
The talented staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners are passionate about the role they play in students success. Together, the institute is committed to equipping every student with the industry-relevant knowledge, skills and experience they need to get the job they want and to excel in it. It’s learning models and course content continually evolve to respond to industry and regional needs. To ensure the students have real-world experience, Ara offers an ever-expanding array of workplace training opportunities, internships, apprenticeships and partnerships with industry. And to meet demand for flexible study options, it offers an increasing range of online, blended delivery and part time programmes.
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Madras Street Campus - Ara Institute of Canterbury

130 Madras Street, Christchurch, Canterbury, 8140

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Our largest campus is located in central Christchurch, the biggest city in the South Island. At the City campus you’ll find a wide range of services and facilities to enhance your student experience. The campus also has a theatre where performances are staged, spaces where exhibitions of student art are held, and attractive outdoor areas where you can meet and relax with friends between classes. Close by there are bars, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, public transport, the main bus interchange, shops and entertainment. The City campus is also just a short walk from Hagley Park, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, the Christchurch Art Gallery, Tūranga (the city’s new public library) and exciting new precincts like Riverside and Little High.