Enhance your skills for teaching English language learners from diverse language backgrounds.
Develop strategies to identify, analyse and respond to the language learning needs of learners from early childhood to secondary settings, and investigate models of course design as they relate to devising programmes.
Suitable for early childhood, primary and secondary teachers, this programme is designed to be taken part-time by working professionals.
Students may be eligible for Ministry of Education Tuition Fees Scholarships.
This 60-point programme is designed to be taken part-time alongside full-time work, with attendance after school hours. It will take two years to complete this programme.
Compulsory core courses (60 points):
- Language Learning Needs (EDPROF 705)
- Language Focused Curriculum (EDPROF 722)
You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.
Subjects available in this programme
- Teaching Linguist Div Learners
2023 entry requirements
You must have completed a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) or equivalent qualification, or an advanced diploma in teaching from a recognised university (or similar institution), or a professional qualification in teaching.
Further programme requirements
Taught 60 points
You will also need at least two years’ relevant professional experience in a New Zealand early childhood centre, primary or secondary setting.
How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Linguistically Diverse Learners cost per year?
- Domestic students
Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 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 $8.38 per point, estimated at $502.80 for full-time study (60 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.
*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.
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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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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 2023
- 8 December 2022
Here are the start dates for the programme.
|Semester One||Starts – 27 February|
|Ends – 26 June|
|Semester One||Starts – 26 February|
|Ends – 24 June|
Other important dates
See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.
Where could this programme take you?
This programme will allow you to build on your existing teaching knowledge and experience, preparing you to teach learners from all backgrounds. You will be able to develop and share your practice with colleagues, enhancing the standard of learning within your teaching context.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Linguistically Diverse Leaners has been an enormous help for Julie in encouraging her to try out new teaching strategies with her students.Read Julie's story
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