Professional Language Studies (Language Teaching) 

Auckland University of Technology

Master On Campus
12 months
19270 USD/year
5289 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Develop advanced professional skills in teaching English or another language. The Master of Professional Language Studies (Language Teaching) from Auckland University of Technology combines practical classroom teaching with a sound knowledge of theory.

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This Master of Professional Language Studies (Language Teaching)  from Auckland University of Technology  is aimed at teachers who have a preliminary qualification and experience in language teaching. Students are often experienced teachers of ESOL or EFL, te reo, sign language or other languages. Classes are in the late afternoon/early evening to fit around work hours.

You study a range of core and elective topics and then complete a reflective practice project where you identify an area of teaching that you would like to investigate in more depth. You critically review the literature and develop a theory of teaching in this area. In the classroom you apply the theory through a number of teaching events and reflect on your practice.


Graduates will be well-prepared to advance their career in language teaching positions nationally and internationally in:

  • Community schools
  • High schools (for teachers who already have high school teaching qualifications)
  • Private language schools
  • Tertiary educational institutions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Analysis
  • The Language Learner
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment
  • Contemporary Approaches and Issues in Language Teaching
  • Reflective Practice Project
  • Multilingualism, Diversity and Intercultural Competence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • International Students: Applications will be processed up to the start of the semester depending on programme availability.




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

One year of relevant professional experience and one of the following:

  • Relevant four-year bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant bachelor’s degree with honours
  • Relevant postgraduate diploma
  • Bachelor’s degree or graduate diploma AND a relevant professional qualification to merit standard or experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to one year of advanced study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19270 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5289 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5289 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,711
    • International: NZ$31,647


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