Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Summer Session
Study Format: Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



7 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a rewarding journey in language education with our Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (PGCertTESOL). Whether you’re a seasoned educator seeking professional development or a recent graduate eager to enter the TESOL profession, this program offers a fast-track qualification tailored to your needs. Explore the dynamic landscape of language acquisition and pedagogy through our innovative courses and gain the expertise necessary to excel in diverse language development settings.


Our PGCertTESOL program is designed to empower educators with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the ever-evolving field of English language education. With a focus on practical application and theoretical understanding, our courses prepare you to address the unique needs of emergent bilinguals, including speakers of Māori, Pasifika, and other heritage languages. Whether you aspire to teach locally or internationally, our program equips you with the tools to make a meaningful impact in the lives of language learners.

Admission Requirements

  • PGCertTESOL applicants require a bachelor’s degree, or relevant post-secondary study and work experience.
  • CAE or CPE: Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • NZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • EDEM615 Learning and Teaching Languages
  • EDEM631 Foundations of Language Acquisition
  • Domestic — $4,092
  • International — $15,450

Future Career Outcomes

As a graduate of our PGCertTESOL program, you’ll join a global network of educators making a difference in the lives of language learners. Our alumni have pursued diverse career paths, from teaching in traditional classrooms to leading language programs in international settings. With a deep understanding of language acquisition principles and effective teaching strategies, you’ll be well-equipped to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving TESOL profession.

Visa Requirements:

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