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Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

PGCertTESOL
11 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (PGCertTESOL) is an ideal fast-track qualification if you've come to the career of English language education through an indirect route. Learn more about studying a PGCertTESOL to Speakers of Other Languages through our Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education.

DURATION

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Degree Structure - Duration
7 months part-time

START

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Degree Structure - Start In
February or November

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:

  • Domestic — $4,092
  • International — $15,450

Overview


Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Introduction

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.



Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Why Study - Body

Why study a Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL at UC?

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.

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

PGCertTESOL applicants require a bachelor's degree, or relevant post-secondary study and work experience.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Career - Body

Career opportunities

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.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,092
  • International — $15,450

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $3,981
  • International — $14,400

SSL estimate (per 60 points):

  • 2024 — $550.20
  • 2023 — $496.20

Planning my study

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my certificate?

The programme is made up of 60 points (two courses). The coursework involves assignments, activities, project work, and research.

There is flexibility in order of courses, so you can start in February or November.

This Certificate will usually be completed within 7 months part-time when starting in November. Those starting in February will complete in February of the following year. The Certificate can be studied up to a maximum of 2 years.

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

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