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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Short AwardFull time - 6 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code



$1,700 - $2,200(exam fee not included)


6 October


$3,150 (exam fee not included)



Course related costs



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire


Christchurch - Madras Street


This course will help you teach English to school children and adult learners in your own country or around the world.

We provide you with an introduction to theoretical knowledge and practical skills including lesson planning and classroom management.

You can take this course no matter what your teaching experience to increase your confidence as a teacher and improve your job prospects.

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Programme structure

To complete this Short Award you are required to complete a minimum total of 26 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • This programme has open entry, but English language requirements apply.
Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer also to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart which includes credits in English-rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

If you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Application documents

Career opportunities

This course will help you to gain employment as English language tutors or tutorial assistants in New Zealand or when you return to your own country.

Study pathways

Once completed, you may choose to take the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) at extra cost. Students who meet the entry criteria may continue on to complete the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics