Faculty of Education and Social Work

EdUCSW 199 and DELNA

The aim of this course is to ensure you have a good level of academic English.

Completion of EDUCSW 199 is compulsory and all students are automatically enrolled. It is not worth any credits. You will not be permitted to graduate until you have met all of the requirements for EDUCSW 199.

EDUCSW 199 involves the completion of a Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA) screening. This DELNA screening takes place in one of the computer labs at the Faculty of Education and Social Work during Orientation Week. If you miss the screening, you will need to book a session online at the city campus.

For many students, completion of this screening is sufficient. Results are not graded beyond an indication of whether you have completed (CPL) the course. This will appear on your academic record at the end of Semester 2.

Following the screening, some students will be required to complete a two-hour diagnosis. This must be booked before the end of the first semester. After completing the diagnosis, you will receive an email asking you to book an appointment with a DELNA adviser. The adviser will go over your results with you and link you to a Canvas course to address any language gaps. After completing the course you need to return for a completion appointment with a DELNA adviser or complete a post-DELNA assessment if required.

Please check with the DELNA team if you have already completed a DELNA screening for another programme at the University of Auckland to see if you require a further screening. The Faculty of Education and Social Work must receive confirmation from DELNA before this requirement is accepted as having been completed.

To email DELNA advisers: edswdelna@auckland.ac.nz

To book a screening or diagnosis session online: http://www.delna.auckland.ac.nz/en.html