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Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • ID:UC640131
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students wishing to enrol in the MTESOL must have qualified for a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent degree (a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses is normally expected). Relevant work experience will also be considered.
  • All students will need to be approved by the Dean of Education and Health Sciences.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 94, with at least 24 in reading, 27 in writing, 24 in listening and 23 speaking
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 185 with at least 185 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 65 and no PTE communicative skills score below 65

Course Information

The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL) is a one-year professional qualification aimed at producing skillful English language educators for a wide variety of educational settings in the 21st century, from early childhood through to tertiary level. With its future focus, this Master's programme will give students the skills, knowledge, and capabilities to be adaptable in the face of future English language developments, as well as technological and pedagogical advances.

This programme is ideal for:

  • New Zealand English language educators, or those who wish to specialise in English language education to emergent bilingual speakers of other languages in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • graduates of Aotearoa New Zealand universities who may currently teach or plan to teach English in other countries
  • teachers of English throughout the world who want or need to develop their language teaching.

This programme is available to study by distance, with teaching and learning conducted online. See also the Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning.

Note: graduates do not become qualified Aotearoa New Zealand teachers through this programme, however it is suitable professional development for Aotearoa New Zealand teachers.

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MTESOL students will engage with contemporary thinking on:

  • language acquisition

  • learning and teaching

  • English linguistics

Sub-topics include the learning of indigenous and heritage languages, technology-enhanced and technology-mediated learning, the structure and use of English (including the study of linguistic corpora), and the position of English in all its varieties in the world (including the study of language politics, and current debate about the status of English and the native speaker).

The course and structure is as follows:

Semester 1 (February–June)

  • EDEM 631 Foundations of Language Acquisition and Learning

  • LING 615 World Englishes

Semester 2 (July–November)

  • EDMM 632 Issues in Language Acquisition and Learning

  • EDEM 633 Foundations of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning

Summer session 1 and 2 (November–February)

  • EDEM 615 Learning and Teaching Languages

  • LING 400 English Structures

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Graduates of this programme will be ready for immediate employment, have a high level of digital competence, and be aware of the challenges English language educators face around the world.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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