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A Lincoln University English Language qualification will prepare you for successful future studies or a professional career. Each year, more than 200 students from all over the world choose to learn English at Lincoln University.

Four–week modules
Teaching and assessments are structured as four-week modules. This means you can start your English study throughout the year (see below for start dates).

English language requirements for academic study
Lincoln’s English language programme can be used to meet the English language entry requirements for Lincoln’s academic programmes. No additional test, such as IELTS or TOEFL, is needed. Students must study for at least 12 weeks (three modules) and take formal Lincoln University tests in every four-week module.


English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

This course will provide you with the language and study skills necessary for study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Students will study various components to prepare for academic study, including:
* Reading academic books and journals
* Writing formal reports and research essays
* Studying academic vocabulary
* Using library resources
* Presenting academic seminars and talks, and taking notes.

Levels (EAP)
Multiple study levels are available from Elementary (IELTS 4.0 equivalent) to Advanced (IELTS 6.5 equivalent).  


Graduate Certificate in Academic English (GCAE)

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will be eligible to enter postgraduate study at Lincoln University. The GCAE combines English language study with academic preparation for postgraduate study.
 
Start dates for 2018:

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) modules (4 weeks per module)

Graduate Certificate in Academic English (GCAE) (16 weeks)

* 19 February

* 19 February - 15 June

* 19 March

* 19 March - 20 July

* 23 April

* 23 April - 17 August

* 21 May

* 21 May - 21 September

* 18 June

* 18 June - 19 October

* 23 July

* 23 July - 23 November

* 27 August

* 27 August - 11 January 2019

* 24 September

* 24 September - 8 February 2019

* 29 October

* 26 November#

# This module finishes on 11 January 2019. The University will be closed from 21 December 2018 to 9 January 2019.
 
Start dates for 2019:

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) modules (4 weeks per module)

Graduate Certificate in Academic English (GCAE) (16 weeks)

* 14 January - 8 February

* 14 January – 17 May

* 18 February - 15 March

* 18 February – 14 June

* 18 March – 12 April

* 18 March – 12 July

* 24 April – 17 May

* 24 April – 16 August

* 20 May – 14 June

* 20 May – 14 June

* 17 June – 12 July

* 17 June – 18 October

* 22 July – 16 August

* 22 July – 22 November

* 26 August – 20 September

* 26 August – 10 January 2020

* 23 September – 18 October

* 23 September – 7 February 2020

* 29 October – 22 November

* 29 October – TBC

* 25 November - 10 January 2020

* 25 November – TBC

 
English Language Short Courses for Groups
We welcome enquiries from universities to send groups for two-to-12 weeks for a variety of English Language courses. These include English Plus, English for Rugby and General English. Please contact us at usel@lincoln.ac.nz for more information and to discuss your requirements. For more information about English Language study at Lincoln, please view our brochure under Attachments on the right-hand side of this page, or email usel@lincoln.ac.nz.

Entrance Requirements

• EAP: Minimum entry requirements apply for each EAP level. All students are assessed on arrival and placed in a level according to their proficiency.
• GCAE: Placement in the GCAE requires an overall IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent), with no individual band score below 5.5, and completion of the equivalent of a New Zealand Bachelor degree.

Intake date

Lincoln’s English Language programmes can be started each month from January to November. Please see the table for exact start dates.