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Certificate in Languages
Certificate in Languages

Certificate in Languages

  • ID:UC640022
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements


English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening 
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42
  • NZCEL:  Level 4 - Academic endorsement

Course Information

If you are interested in languages and are studying an alternative degree programme at UC, you can do a course or two in your language of choice per year.

The Certificate in Languages (CertLang) is also available to study part-time.

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The Certificate requires 60 points in total (four standard courses) at 100 and/or 200-level.

You can choose from up to two of the nine languages offered at UC:

  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese, Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Te Reo Māori
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Diploma in Languages
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Study in languages and culture offers a variety of career opportunities, especially overseas. Graduates may find work in industries such as government, tourism, teaching, foreign trade, media, journalism, and diplomacy. Fluency in multiple languages is a highly employable trait in several occupations.

UC Graduates will also be equipped with cultural awareness, advanced communication, and critical analysis skills.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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