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Certificate in Languages – CertLang

The regulations for this certificate are to be read in conjunction with all other statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Duration and Total Points Value

1 A student enrolled for this certificate must follow a programme of the equivalent of one full-time semester and pass courses with a total value of 60 points from the courses listed in the Certificate in Languages Schedule.

Structure and Content

2 Of the 60 points required for this certificate, a student must pass at least 30 points above Stage I.

3 A student may not include courses for this certificate from more than two of the languages listed in the schedule for this certificate.

4 A student must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Special Cases

5 Enrolment of students with prior knowledge of the language being studied is at the discretion of the Academic Head or nominee.

a Enrolment in any particular course(s) may be declined, and enrolment may be required instead in a course at a more advanced level.

b If a student who has been required to enrol in a more advanced course fails that course they may be credited with an appropriate less advanced course if they are certified by the examiners as having reached the standard of a pass for that course and have not previously been credited with that course for this certificate.

c A student who has passed or been credited with a language acquisition course, for this or any other programme, may not enrol for a course which precedes that course in the sequence of language acquisition courses in that language subject.

Credit and Cross-credit

6 A student who has passed a language course from the General Education Schedules may be granted credit for the equivalent course from the schedule for this certificate.

7 A student may not be granted credit or cross-credit towards this certificate of more than 15 points, including any points credited under Regulation 6.


8 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.


9 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2024.

Certificate in Languages (CertLang) Schedule

Courses available:


Stage I courses: CHINESE 100, 101, 178

Stage II courses: CHINESE 200–202, 277, 278

Stage III courses: CHINESE 300–302, 306, 377, 378

Cook Islands Māori

Stage I course: COOKIS 101

Stage II course: COOKIS 201

Stage III course: COOKIS 301


Stage II courses: ANCIENT 210, 220

Stage III courses: ANCIENT 310


Stage I courses: FRENCH 101, 102

Stage II courses: FRENCH 203, 204, 269, 277, 278

Stage III courses: FRENCH 304, 305, 377, 378


Stage I courses: GERMAN 101, 102

Stage II courses: GERMAN 200, 201, 213, 277, 278

Stage III courses: GERMAN 301, 302, 306, 313, 314, 377, 378, 392


Stage II courses: ANCIENT 211, 221

Stage III courses: ANCIENT 311, 321


Stage I courses: ITALIAN 100, 106, 107, 177

Stage II courses: ITALIAN 200, 201, 277, 278

Stage III courses: ITALIAN 300, 312, 377, 378, 379


Stage I courses: JAPANESE 130, 131

Stage II courses: JAPANESE 222, 231, 232, 277, 278

Stage III courses: JAPANESE 322, 324, 331, 332, 377, 378


Stage I courses: KOREAN 110, 111

Stage II courses: KOREAN 200, 201, 277, 278

Stage III courses: KOREAN 300, 301, 377, 378


Stage I courses: LATIN 100, 101

Stage II courses: LATIN 200–205

Stage III courses: LATIN 300–302, 305, 310


Stage I courses: MĀORI 101, 103

Stage II courses: MĀORI 201, 203

Stage III courses: MĀORI 301, 302


Stage I courses: RUSSIAN 100, 101

Stage II courses: RUSSIAN 200, 201, 277, 278


Stage I course: SAMOAN 101

Stage II course: SAMOAN 201

Stage III course: SAMOAN 301


Stage I courses: SPANISH 104, 105

Stage II courses: SPANISH 200, 201, 277, 278

Stage III courses: SPANISH 319, 321, 323, 341, 342, 377, 378


Stage I course: TONGAN 101

Stage II course: TONGAN 201

Stage III course: TONGAN 301