M.A. On Campus

Second Language Learning and Teaching

12 months
34588 USD/year
9301 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


If you've been learning Māori, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian or Spanish at undergraduate level, you can continue studying your chosen language at a higher level, while developing an understanding of language learning and teaching research, methodology, current trends and practice. The Second Language Learning and Teaching programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .


Key facts

While not a teaching qualification in New Zealand, you'll gain an advanced understanding, knowledge and fluency of your language of study, be able to plan language teaching programmes and carry out language education research.The Second Language Learning and Teaching programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .


There are fantastic opportunities at home and abroad. In New Zealand, you might teach English to new migrants in a language school or teach Māori, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish in educational or business contexts. Overseas, you can look for teaching opportunities in both local and international education institutes. If you don't want to teach, you could get involved in resettlement work, or become a materials designer or a language policy adviser.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • You'll be part of an active and dynamic culture of research at the University. Though mostly based in coursework, the MA in SLLT has the flexibility to include some research courses to further your study into areas that relate to your goals and interests.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a B range average in a relevant subject. You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    34588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34588 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9301 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9301 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • NZ$12,861 national
  • NZ$49,071 intenational

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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