Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

PGCertTESOL

  • Group of multicultural English language students

Duration

1 year part-time

Entry times

July or November

Pathways

Pathways include:

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

1 year part-time

Entry times

July or November

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

Overview

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 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.

Contact us

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

For study planning help contact the College of Education, Health and Human Development:

College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora

University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

Private Bag 4800

Christchurch 8140

New Zealand

Phone+64 3 369 3333

Emaileducationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz