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Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • PGCertTESOL applicants require a bachelor's degree, or must satisfy the Dean of Education and Health Sciences of relevant post-secondary study and work experience.

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 Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (PGCertTESOL) is an ideal fast-track qualification for those who may have come to the career of English language education through an indirect route and wish to undertake professional development, or for graduates interested in entering the TESOL profession. It is also an ideal pathway to further postgraduate study in this discipline.

The programme and its courses are relevant for educators working in many kinds of English language development settings in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally, including the education of emergent bilinguals who are speakers of Māori, Pasifika, and other heritage languages.

Graduates from the programme will gain:

  • research-informed understanding of the history and future trends of English language learning
  • an understanding of the theories, practices, and politics of second language acquisition and language teaching/learning
  • the ability to design and implement English language learning activities
  • an appreciation of linguistic and pedagogical innovation and change.

This programme is taught entirely online, so is an ideal fit for people who are currently working or are based overseas.

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The programme is made up of two courses:

  • EDEM 615 Learning and Teaching Languages
  • EDEM 631 Foundations of Language Acquisition
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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