Graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Level 7)

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Contact the university / college
July February
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 11,323

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • Candidates who have a professional teaching qualification suitable for registration as a teacher or who have a Level 7 degree qualification, are eligible for entry into this programme without completing a selection task.
  • Candidates who do not have either a professional teaching qualification for registration as a teacher or a Level 7 degree qualification are required to attend an interview and complete a selection test to demonstrate written literacy and language analysis skills at a level suitable for classroom language teaching.
  • Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.
  • Special admission may be granted to candidates aged 20 years or over who do not meet the specified entry requirements. These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through a process of an interview and / or assessment.


Students will:

  • gain knowledge and practical skills relating to teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) as well as the experience of applying and integrating these into particular teaching contexts.
  • gain knowledge of English linguistics, learners and language learning processes, and language teaching methodology.
  • gain the experience of beginning to learn a new language and reflecting on your own language learning, and apply this experience to teaching those who are learning English as a second or additional language.

Share this