1.050 Certificate in English for Tertiary Study
The Certificate in English for Tertiary Study (CETS) is a 12 week academic programme built around research skills and is designed to foster independent learning. The course covers note taking, academic language, critical thinking, business writing, presentations and research processes. CETS is based upon NZQA unit standards at Level 3.
The Certificate in English for Tertiary Study (CETS) is an academic programme built around research skills and is designed to foster independent learning. The outcomes of the course are as follows:
- Students will learn how to take lecture notes, with the emphasis on developing an individualised system.
- Students will listen to a range of academic lectures and look at how the language students will encounter in academic lecture situations differs from everyday language.
- Students will be shown how critical thinking relates strongly to both the writing and research elements of the course.
- Students will learn how to write a business letter, how to structure academic essays and reports and how to summarise and paraphrase.
- Students will be guided through the research process. There are 4 research assignments over the 12 weeks.
- Students will give 4 presentations (or seminars) to their classmates. Students will learn the art of giving a good presentation and be taught how to use good visual aids.
- Students will also learn strategies for using body language to enhance their presentations.
- Students will also be taught how to deal with large amounts of reading material and will read a wide variety of subjects.
The unit standards currently used in the programme are:
|Unit 17140: Spoken exchanges||Level 3||5 credits|
|Unit 17370: Write a viewpoint||Level 3||5 credits|
|Unit 17142: Discussion||Level 3||5 credit|
|Unit 17359: Formal interview||Level 3||5 credits|
|Unit 17364: Read persuasive texts||Level 3||5 credits|
|Unit 17363: Read independent texts||Level 3||5 credits|
|Unit 15010: Spoken instructions||Level 3||5 credits|
|Unit 17369: Write a report||Level 4||5 credit|
* Note that availability of this programme is subject to student demand.back to top