Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Linguistically Diverse Learners (PGDipTLDL)

Develop advanced skills to help your English language learners reach their full potential.

Programme overview

This programme will advance your teaching skills so you can help your English language learners who are speakers of other languages to reach their full potential. You will develop strategies to respond to the language learning needs of learners in all settings and investigate models of course design.

You can choose courses where you will explore theories of bilingual/multilingual education, develop policy, curriculum and assessment materials for bilingual/multilingual learners and/or explore the theory and research for effective critical literacy pedagogy within multicultural environments.

The programme will develop your research capabilities in the area of the education of learners from diverse language backgrounds. It will also equip you to innovate and exhibit leadership in your professional context.

Students may be eligible for Ministry of Education Tuition Fees Scholarships and Ministry of Education literacy and numeracy course subsidies.

Quick facts

Programme type Postgraduate
Points 120
Duration Two to four years part-time
Location Epsom Campus

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.

You will also need at least two years’ relevant professional experience in a New Zealand early childhood centre, primary or secondary setting.

Enquiries and applications

The Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Linguistically Diverse Learners will be offered for the first time in Semester One 2021.

For more information about the programme, please get in touch.