Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults: specialisation in teaching ESOL or international languages

This short course qualification in language teacher education aims to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of language teaching to adults.

Students will develop their reflective, problem-solving skills, which will enable them to continue their growth as professionals.

Application dates

Application closing date: open until full (We will consider late applications if there are places available)
Interviews held: April/May
Notification of acceptance: April/June

Entry criteria

Documentation required:

  • Application for Enrollment form (only if you haven't previously enrolled at AUT)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Addendum: Student Profile form (2 pages/40kb)
  • Certified copies of qualifications
There is a selection process that includes an interview and a test to demonstrate grammatical knowledge of the language. The following factors are taken into account in the selection process:
  • Cultural experience (contact with another culture).
  • Second language learning background.
  • Teaching experience/potential ability.
  • Successful tertiary/secondary study.
  • Academic IELTS requirements for non native speakers:
    • 6.5 overall with 7 in speaking and writing (for those wishing to teach English).
    • 6.0 overall with 6 in writing (for those wishing to teach an international language).

Applicants lacking any of the above may be advised to continue with further professional development by taking other AUT University languages programmes concurrently.

Short-listed applicants will be selected for an individual interview.

Outline and content

Award type Programme code Programme name Start time Method of study
Short Course Certificate AK3722 Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults (CLTA) specialisation in Teaching ESOL or International Languages
July PT

The CLTA comprises the following 2 papers which are studied concurrently.

Paper Title Points Level
LNGT601 Methodology of Language Teaching
Co-requisite: LNGT602
30 6
LNGT602 Classroom Practice
Co-requisite: LNGT601
15 6

Approximately 450 hours of student study time is required over one semester:

Delivery Paper Time
One semester: July - Nov LNGT601/02
Tuesdays 6-8pm
Saturdays 9-11am
with some sessions running 9am-1pm

Participants must be available for a further minimum of 3 hours per week for 8 weeks, Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm, for mentoring sessions.

Course fees

Last updated: 17-Mar-2016 1.17pm

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