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This programme is designed for those who want to work with people learning English as a second or additional language. These programmes are suitable for trained teachers as well as those with little or no teaching experience.
If students are currently teaching in primary, secondary and tertiary education they will be able to apply and integrate specialist knowledge and practical skills relating to teaching English to speakers of other languages to the students they teach.
Students with limited teaching experience, or who are not currently teaching, will be able to observe English language teaching and learning in a range of authentic classrooms and will complete a supervised teaching practicum with adult learners.
Students will gain knowledge and practical skills relating to teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) as well as the experience of applying and integrating these into particular teaching contexts. Students will gain knowledge of English linguistics, learners and language learning processes, and language teaching methodology. Students will also gain the experience of beginning to learn a new language and reflecting on their own language learning, and apply this experience to teaching those who are learning English as a second or additional language.
If exiting the programme after the successful completion of the first five modules, students are awarded the Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (Grad Cert TESOL Level 7).
Group A Compulsory modules
|Module Code||Module Name||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
|ESTE601||Language Learning Experience||6||5||ESTE602|
|ESTE602||Language Learning Reflections||6||10||ESTE601|
|ESTE603B||Linguistics for Language Teaching||7||15|||
|Learners and Language Learning Processes
Learners and Language Learning Processes
|Language Teaching Methodology and Practice
Language Teaching Methodology and Practice
Group B Additional compulsory modules
The TESOL programme is run over a 15-week semester. In general, there is one three-hour class for each module taken, although two of the modules have some extra time required for certain parts of the semester. There is plenty of time between classes to work on assessment tasks.
General academic admission
a) Candidates who have a professional teaching qualification suitable for registration as a teacher, or
b) who have a Level 7 degree qualification
Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success1 may be eligible for Special
Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry
into higher level programmes.
Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the Centre Director or designated nominee.
Candidates who do not have either a professional teaching qualification for registration as a teacher or a Level 7 degree qualification are required to attend an interview and complete a selection task (e.g. Language Awareness task) to demonstrate written literacy and language analysis skills at a level suitable for classroom language teaching.
English language requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.
In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children Act, 2014 and Wintec Child Protection Policies for all ‘specified organisations’ providing a ‘regulated service’, all candidates/students may be subjected to safety checking. These will include but are not limited to :
Any unsatisfactory result arising from the full safety checking process may result in the candidate/student being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study. Furthermore, students must declare any pending or new convictions arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period. A conviction or failure to declare a conviction may also result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the programme.
Persons who are convicted of ‘specified offences’ will not be accepted onto any programme that requires that Person to work in an organisation providing a regulated service.
Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.
First day is dependent on modules selected. Students are required to attend sessions for their own selected modules.
|Module code||Module name||First day||Time||Venue|
|ESTE601/2001||Language Learning Experience||Monday 24 February 2020||10am–1pm||Dlg.26|
|ESTE602/2001||Language Learning Reflections|||||||
|ESTE603B/2001||Linguistics for Language Teaching||Tuesday 25 February 2020||4.15–7.15pm||Dlg.26|
|Learners and Language Learning Processes||Thursday 27 February 2020||4.15–7.15pm||Dlg.26|
|ESTE702/2001||Language Teaching Methodology and Practice||Wednesday 26 February 2020||10am–1pm||Dlg.26|
|ESTE703/2001||Evaluating and Developing Assessment||Wednesday 26 February 2020||4.15–7.15pm||Dlg.26|
|ESTE704/2001||Curriculum and Materials Design||Tuesday 25 February 2020||10am–1pm||Dlg.26|
|Module code||Module name||First day||Time||Venue|
|ESTE601/2002||Language Learning Experience||Tuesday 21 July 2020||4.15 –7.15pm||Dlg.26|
|ESTE602/2002||Language Learning Reflections|||||||
|ESTE603B/2002||Linguistics for Language Teaching||Monday 20 July 2020||10am–1pm||Dlg.26|
|ESTE605B/2002||Learners and Language Learning Processes||Wednesday 22 July 2020||10am–1pm||Dlg.26|
|Language Teaching Methodology and Practice||Thursday 23 July 2020||4.15–7.15pm||Dlg.26|
|ESTE703/2002||Evaluating and Developing Assessment||Tuesday 21 July 2020||10am–1pm||Dlg.26|
|ESTE704/2002||Curriculum and Materials Design||Wednesday 22 July 2020||4.15–7.15pm||Dlg.2|
Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.
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