Duration
Full-time: 3 years
Next start date
2020 Semester Two – 20 July
2021 Semester Two – 19 July
Available locations
City, Epsom
Points
360
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

Gain expertise in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages by studying at our world-ranked Faculty of Education and Social Work.

You will gain a useful foundation in subjects that inform TESOL education, such as psychology, philosophy, sociology and history. You will develop up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills in learning, teaching and assessment. Practical experience is integral to the programme.

This programme will be useful for education leaders and policymakers as well as TESOL teachers.

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Programme structure

This three-year programme comprises 360 points of coursework, 120 points per year. You’ll gain a solid grounding in planning and teaching TESOL classes through courses in: pedagogy, teaching and assessment; understanding learners and learning; and the theory and practice of education.

Each year includes two compulsory courses:

In Year 2, Semester Two, in addition to the two compulsory core courses you will need to choose two courses from the following:

Most students need to take one or two General Education courses.

Students should also be aware of the University’s Academic English Language Requirement.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Year 1 120 points

  • Code:
    LANGTCHG 101
    Name:
    Introduction to Language Teaching
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from courses in Academic English
    Type:
    Scheduled courses
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from courses in Learning and Learners; Pedagogy, Teaching and Assessment; Education
    Type:
    Scheduled courses
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 100 or EDUCSW 101
    Name:
    Hāpai Ākonga or Te Ao Māori
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from courses in additional areas
    Type:
    Scheduled courses
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    General Education courses
    Type:
    General Education courses
    Points:
    30 pts

Year 2 120 points

  • Code:
    EDPROFST 207
    Name:
    Interdisciplinary Approach: TESOL
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    LANGTCHG 207
    Name:
    Instructed Language Learning
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from courses in Learning and Learners; Education
    Type:
    Scheduled courses
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from courses in Pedagogy, Teaching and Assessment
    Type:
    Scheduled courses
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from a range of courses available for this degree or other bachelors degrees at this University
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

Year 3 120 points

  • Code:
    EDPROFST 306
    Name:
    Contemporary Issues in TESOL
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    LANGTCHG 301
    Name:
    The Second Language Curriculum
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from other courses in TESOL offered in this programme
    Type:
    Scheduled courses
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from courses in Learning and Learners; Pedagogy, Teaching and Assessment; Education
    Type:
    Scheduled courses
    Points:
    45 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from a range of courses available for this degree or other bachelors degrees at this University
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

2020 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You are guaranteed entry to this programme if you meet these requirements.

  1. First, you must meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.
  2. You must also meet the rank score for this programme. Not sure about your rank score? Use our rank score calculator.
  3. You may need to have studied certain subjects or achieved credits in particular subjects.
  4. Some programmes have additional requirements, such as an interview, portfolio or references.

Minimum rank score, subject and other requirements

These are the minimum grades required for entry to this programme. These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

  • Qualification
    NCEA National Certificate of Educational Achievement
    Score required
    150
  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    150
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    26

Read more about entry requirements for New Zealand secondary school applicants.

Further requirements

You will be required to consent to disclosure of criminal convictions as part of the application process.

Note: While a record of criminal convictions will not prevent attainment of your qualification, it may limit your options with regards to available practical learning opportunities.
 

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution, or another University of Auckland qualification, if you meet these requirements.

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Further requirements

You will be required to consent to disclosure of criminal convictions as part of the application process.

Note: While a record of criminal convictions will not prevent attainment of your qualification, it may limit your options with regards to available practical learning opportunities.
 

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

My highest qualification is from this country:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You need to have one of the following:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects with at least a 'C' grade or higher. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). For entry based on CIE you must first meet the University Entrance (UE) standard. 

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA and Pearson Education Limited taken outside of New Zealand.

Minimum grade, subject and other requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme. Your CIE score (rank score) will be calculated based on your AS and A Level results.

  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Score required
    26
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.0
  • Qualification
    GCE A Level General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level
    Score required
    CCC
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.0
  • Qualification
    CIE University of Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    150
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.0

Further requirements

You will be required to consent to disclosure of criminal convictions as part of the application process.

Note: While a record of criminal convictions will not prevent attainment of your qualification, it may limit your options with regards to available practical learning opportunities.
 

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution if you meet these requirements.

You need to have the following:

You must have completed one semester of successful bachelors degree study from a New Zealand tertiary institution, or one year of successful study as part of an acceptable sub-degree qualification from a New Zealand tertiary institution.

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Guaranteed grade requirements

These are the grades required for guaranteed entry to this programme. If your grades are slightly lower, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available.

Further requirements

You will be required to consent to disclosure of criminal convictions as part of the application process.

Note: While a record of criminal convictions will not prevent attainment of your qualification, it may limit your options with regards to available practical learning opportunities.
 

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Bachelor of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) cost per year?

2019 fees

The fees in 2019 are $6,120 for domestic students and $29,844–$30,045.60 for international students. The estimated international fee for 2020 is $31,038-$31,248.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

The programme starts in Semester Two – on 22 July in 2019 and 20 July in 2020.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester Two 2019
4 July 2019

How to apply

Applying for an undergraduate programme? Check out our step-by-step guide.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

You will graduate with excellent skills in teaching interactive TESOL using digital technology. You will also have skills in curriculum development, assessment and planning. You will be able to teach a range of ages, from young learners to adults. (Note: To teach in a New Zealand school, you would need to complete a further Graduate Diploma in Teaching.)

Jobs related to this programme

  • Consultant for community organisations or government
  • Curriculum developer
  • Education leader
  • Education policy adviser
  • Teacher in a language school
  • Teacher in a university or higher education provider
  • Teacher in an international school
  • Teacher of refugees or migrants

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