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Faculty of Engineering

English language support

If you are learning English as a new language, or would like help to improve your understanding of written and spoken English, there are various support services available.

Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA)

  • DELNA helps to identify your level of English listening, reading and writing skills.
  • It guides you to the most appropriate English language support based on your strengths and weaknesses.
  • It is not a selection tool and is not used to exclude you from a particular programme or course.
  • There is no cost and the results do not appear on your academic record.

Room 437, Building 206 (Arts 1)
Symonds Street
City Campus
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 82427
Open: Monday to Friday 9am–4pm
DELNA website


English Language Enrichment (ELE)

At ELE, you can:

  • Use English language resources (DVDs, CDs, digital recordings, magazines, newspapers and books).
  • Get advice about your English (whatever your subject area).
  • Participate in language learning groups.
  • Use our computer lab in any way that supports your English language development.

Level 1, Room 101
Kate Edger Information Commons
City Campus
Phone: +64 373 7599 ext 82134
Open : Monday to Friday 9am–5pm
ELE website


Student Learning Services (Tā te Ākonga)

Student Learning Services provides workshops to help you develop your academic and research skills. Some of these are specifically tailored to assist with English language skills. You can browse the workshops to find specific writing workshops.

City Campus

Student Learning
Room 320
Level 3
Kate Edger Information Commons building
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88850
Open: Monday to Friday 9am–5pm


Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics

If English is not your first language, the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics can help you.

Courses are structured in two stages. If you demonstrate a high level of proficiency, you may be able to enrol directly into the Stage Two courses.

Stage One courses include:

  • Academic writing
  • Academic listening and reading
  • Forms in Academic English

Stage Two courses include:

  • Advanced academic spoken English
  • Advanced academic written English

Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics
Level 4, Arts 1 Building
14a Symonds Street
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 86252
Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics website


Centre for Continuing Education (CCE)

The Centre for Continuing Education offers non-credit ESOL courses for students at an upper intermediate to advanced level.

Courses include:

  • Improving English language fluency skills
  • Advanced English reading and writing
  • Improving your English through drama and film
  • Improving your professional English fluency skills

Centre for Continuing Education
Level 6
1 - 11 Short Street
Phone: 0800 UNICONTED (0800 864 266)
Open: 8.30am-5pm
Centre for Continuing Education website