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All programmes of study at Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand Institute are delivered in English. If English is not your first language, we require evidence of your English language proficiency taken within the last two years.

The required test scores for different levels of programme are specified in the table below:

International English Language Proficiency Test

Programme Name/Level IELTS TOEFL (IBT) NZCEL Pearson Test of English (Academic)
CELTA or Cambridge English Qualifictions
OET
LaunguageCert
Trinity ISE
CEFR Level
Diplome De
Cuisine/Patisserie
(Level 4)
5.5 no sub-score under 5.0
(General Training or Academic)
IBT: 46
(with a writing score of 14)
Completion of NZCEL 3 (Applied)
PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
B2 First (FCE) or B2 First for Schools (FCE) with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
ISE II with no less than pass in any band B2
Le Grand Diplome
(Level 4 x 2)
5.5 no sub-score under 5.0
(General Training or Academic)
IBT: 46
(with a writing score of 14)
Completion of NZCEL 3 (Applied)
PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
B2 First (FCE) or B2 First for Schools (FCE) with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
ISE II with no less than pass in any band B2
Diplome Avance
Culinaire
(Level 5)
Academic 5.5 no sub-score under 5.0
(Academic)
IBT: 46
(with a writing score of 14)
Level 4 (General) or
(Employment)
PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
B2 First (FCE) or B2 First for Schools (FCE) with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill ISE II with no less than merit in any band B2
Bachelor of Culinary Arts and Business Degree (Level 7)
Academic 6.0 no sub-score under 5.5
(Academic)
IBT: 60
(with a writing score of 18)
Level 4
PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
B2 First (FCE), B2 First for Schools (FCE), C1 Advanced (CAE) OR C2 Proficiency (CPE) with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
ISE II with no less than distinction in any band C1

 

Acceptable evidence of English language proficiency:

  • Completed Bachelor's degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, Masters Degree, or Doctoral degree from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom, or the USA;
  • All primary education plus three years of secondary education conducted in English at schools from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom, or the United States;
  • Five years of secondary education conducted in English at schools from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom, or the United States;
  • NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance;
  • Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA);
  • Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CerTESOL);
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A - level qualification for which the teaching and assessment were conducted in English.
For more information about the English requirements set by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) please click here.

Recommended English Language Providers in the Wellington Region

English Provider

English Programme
 
Entry requirements Duration
Intake Dates
Website Highlights Contact
ETC

NZCEL
EAS
Depends on the
intended level of
English programme
NZCEL - 20 weeks
EAS -10-12 weeks
Flexible http://www.etc.ac.nz/
5 mins walk to LCB
Accommodation arrangement
TOEIC only testing centre in
Wellington
Rozina Yusuf
NZLC
General English, IELTS,
Cambridge,etc.
Depends on the
intended level of
English programme
Flexible Flexible http://nzlc.ac.nz/
5 mins walk to LCB
Accommodation arrangement
Lenka Sladkova

EMS
General English
NZCEL (Level 3)
Depends on the
intended level of
English programme
NZCEL Level 3 (16 weeks)
NZCEL Level 4 (16 weeks)

Flexible


https://ems.ac.nz/

2 mins walk to LCB
Accommodation arrangement
Airport Pick-up
Nathaniel Rowe
nathaniel@ems.ac.nz
If you are not certain of the evidence required, please email enrol@cordonbleu.edu

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