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

Programme overview

The PGDipLT is a professional qualification for teaching a second or foreign language.

The programme familiarises you with current approaches in the field of second/foreign language teaching, and examines both theory and practice.

You can explore a variety of different 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 a pathway to the Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics or the MTESOL.

Programme structure

  • 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 can find the requirements for your study in the PGDipLT Schedule, and take a look at our postgraduate courses in Language Teaching and Learning.

Subjects available in this programme

2018 entry requirements

Programme 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.

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?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,234.40*
International students
NZ$32,392*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 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 $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 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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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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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

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

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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

Johnny completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Language Teaching and now works as an English as a second language teacher.

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