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Postgraduate Diploma in Language Teaching (PGDipLT) University of Auckland

New Zealand


Course info


Specialise in teaching English or another language as a second or foreign language.

Programme overview

The PGDipLT is a professional language teaching qualification, combining theory with practice and familiarising you with current teaching approaches.

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.

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

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

Further study options

  • Master of Arts

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Postgraduate Diploma in Language Teaching (PGDipLT).

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$35,035.00 (17,10,374) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


20-Jul-20, 01-Mar-21, 19-Jul-21


University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,


Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

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.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 575 and an Essay (TWE) of 4.5; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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