The PGDipLT is a professional language teaching qualification, combining theory with practice and familiarising you with current teaching approaches.
You will become familiar with current approaches in the field of foreign language teaching, and engage with both theory and practice.
You can explore a variety of areas such as materials development, course and syllabus design, task-based language teaching, the structure of language and computer-assisted language learning.
The PGDipLT can provide you with a pathway to the Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics.
- 120 points
- You can choose from a range of advanced taught courses in Language Teaching and Learning, Linguistics and selected languages
- One year full-time or up to four years part-time
You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.
Subjects available in this programme
2024 entry requirements
You must have completed one of the following at a recognised university (or similar institution):
- Any degree or professional qualification related to language teaching, and at least two years of second language teaching experience.
- A Bachelor of Arts in language teaching, linguistics, a language, or a subject related to language teaching.
The following subjects may also be considered for entry: Asian or European Languages.
Further programme requirements
English language requirements
If you are an international applicant whose first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency.
You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0. See alternative English language requirements.
How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Language Teaching cost per year?
- Domestic students
- International 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 $1,005.60 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.
Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.
Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.
Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.
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.
Here are the start dates for the programme.
|Semester One||Starts – 27 February|
|Ends – 26 June|
|Semester Two||Starts – 17 July|
|Ends – 13 November|
|Semester One||Starts – 26 February|
|Ends – 24 June|
|Semester Two||Starts – 15 July|
|Ends – 11 November|
Other important dates
See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.
Where could this programme take you?
A Postgraduate Diploma in Language Teaching can be the basis for a career in teaching English or other languages. It may also be useful if you already have some experience in language teaching and want to upgrade your language teaching skills and knowledge.
Jobs related to this programme
- Language teacher
Student career planning service
Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.