education and teaching

Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Masters Degree MTESOL
education and teaching

Unlock global opportunities with a TESOL qualification. The MTESOL degree at The University of Waikato provides dedicated pathways for both new and experienced teachers.

180 points, 1.5 years

Hamilton, Online

Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.

Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

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Why study a MTESOL?

In this programme you will develop the knowledge and skills needed to teach English to speakers of other languages, via one of our two study pathways; pre-service or in-service.

You will have the option to choose a teaching practice paper which puts you in the classroom, micro-teaching with peers and formal teaching with learners, as well as papers in applied linguistics, second language acquisition and education theory. We offer a diverse range of electives that recognise the potential career pathways our graduates will pursue.

Students will engage with and undertake TESOL-related research, completing both research methods and research report papers. Throughout your degree you will have access to a range of supports, including your own English language development, academic literacies and study skills development, and opportunities to engage in regular events and symposia designed to encourage reflection, dialogue and personal and professional development.

You can also study TESOL via the 60 point Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert(TESOL)) or the 120 point Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip(TESOL)).

Career Opportunities

  • Teach ESOL in NZ or Abroad
  • Private Tutor
  • Teacher Trainer
  • Teach within Language Schools
  • Language support for migrants and refugees
  • Materials development
  • Language assessment development
  • Doctoral studies

180 points, 1.5 years

Hamilton, Online

Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.

Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Degree information

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