Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City, Online
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

The MTESOL is a taught masters degree for teachers with experience teaching English as a second or foreign language who want to understand and develop their professional practice.

Our courses provide a structured learning environment, as well as allowing you to follow your own interests. We offer small classes and regular feedback.

You can take the MTESOL online, on campus, or both. This is helpful if you are teaching and not able to attend classes on campus or living overseas.

Completing this programme does not qualify you to teach in state schools in New Zealand.

Read the full programme regulations for the Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in the University of Auckland Calendar.

Programme structure

There are two different ways that you can structure your MTESOL:

Taught courses only

  • Three core courses in second language course design and methodology, language assessment and second language acquisition (45 points)
  • One course in either discourse analysis or sociolinguistics and language teaching (15 points)
  • Four elective courses in Language Teaching and Learning (60 points)

Taught courses and a dissertation

  • Three core courses in second language course design and methodology, language assessment and second language acquisition (45 points)
  • One course in either discourse analysis or sociolinguistics and language teaching (15 points)
  • One course in either applied linguistics research or second language classroom research (15 points)
  • One elective course in Language Teaching and Learning (15 points)
  • A dissertation (30 points)

An average of A- over four courses or permission of the academic head is required in order to enrol in the dissertation option.

You can find the requirements for your study in the MTESOL Schedule, and take a look at our postgraduate courses in TESOL.

Sample programme structure

Taught courses only

Year One 120 points
  • Code:
    LANGTCHG 741
    Name:
    Second Language Course Design and Methodology
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    LANGTCHG 742
    Name:
    Language Assessment
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    LANGTCHG 743
    Name:
    Second Language Acquisition
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    LANGTCHG 744 or 749
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

Sample programme structure

Taught courses and a dissertation

Year one 120 points
  • Code:
    LANGTCHG 741
    Name:
    Second Language Course Design and Methodology
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    LANGTCHG 742
    Name:
    Language Assessment
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    LANGTCHG 743
    Name:
    Second Language Acquisition
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    LANGTCHG 744 or 749
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    LANGTCHG 732 or 745
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    LANGTCHG 753 or 790
    Type:
    Dissertation
    Points:
    30 pts

Subjects available in this programme

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Taught 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 3.0

    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or bachelors degree and work experience

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed one of the following:

  • A Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in a subject related to language teaching, and at least two years of teaching experience.
  • A bachelors degree with a major in a subject related to language teaching, and a teaching qualification equivalent to one year of further study, and at least two years of teaching experience.
  • A bachelors degree with a major in a subject related to language teaching, and at least three years of teaching experience.

You will need a GPA of 3.0.

Other pathways to study

The Postgraduate Diploma in Language Teaching is a suitable pathway to the MTESOL.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Taught 120 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 3.0

    One year of postgraduate study or an undergraduate degree and work experience

  • IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System 6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed one of the following:

  • A one-year postgraduate qualification following an undergraduate degree, or an equivalent four-year undergraduate degree, in a subject related to language teaching, and at least two years of teaching experience.
  • An undergraduate degree with a major in a subject related to language teaching, and a teaching qualification equivalent to one year of further study, and at least two years of teaching experience.
  • An undergraduate degree with a major in a subject related to language teaching, and at least three years of teaching experience.

Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 3.0.

If you have not completed two years of full-time study in an English medium institution you need an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 on all bands in IELTS (Academic).

Other pathways to study

The Postgraduate Diploma in Language Teaching is a suitable pathway to the MTESOL.

How much does a Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages cost per year?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,253 – $8,072*
International students
NZ$32,392*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

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 One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

If you already have experience in language teaching, the MTESOL will enable you to develop knowledge and skills for employment as a language teacher or in a more senior role. You can better understand the problems that second or foreign language learners face when learning a new language, and apply this knowledge to improve your teaching practice.

Jobs related to this programme

  • English as a second/foreign language teacher
  • Lecturer in second/foreign language teacher education
  • Professor
  • Second/foreign language teacher trainer

Charles completed an MTESOL and is now a lecturer in Malaysia.

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