At a glance

CCEL's English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP 2) - pathway course is for students who want to improve their academic English skills for tertiary study in an English speaking country and/or gain direct entry (without IELTS) into CCEL's partner institutions, the University of Canterbury (UC) in Christchurch and Massey University Business School in Auckland.

This course is also available Online (NZQA-approved).

For more information on EAP 2 Online, please contact

Start dates

18 March to 07 June, 17 June to 06 September, 21 October to 24 January 2025

Course length

12 weeks

Hours per week

20 hours per week in class + 5 hours per week of optional Independent Learning

Levels available

Intermediate to Advanced

Course fees

$5976 (12 week course)

An additional enrolment and materials fee applies.

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Suitable For

Students planning to attend university in New Zealand or in another English-speaking country.

What you will learn

  • Academic reading and writing skills
  • Academic vocabulary
  • Skills for understanding lectures
  • Skills for giving presentations
  • Skills for participating in academic discussions


Minimum entry levels apply. Placement in an English for Academic Purposes course will depend on level assessment. Please contact us for entry requirements. The CCEL level assessment can be taken overseas before arriving in New Zealand.
This course is available Online.


Course assessment is continuous throughout EAP2 and includes tests, assessed presentations and academic essays.