Language Teaching: specialisation in teaching ESOL or international languages

(Previously called the Certificate in Language teaching to Adult – CLTA)

If you are interested in language teaching, you can take the following papers under your degree as a minor or as electives, or under a Certificate in Proficiency (AKCOP).

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

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.

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

Enrolment process

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 (only if you haven't previously enrolled at AUT)
  • Interview is required

To apply, please contact the student administrator – Shanessa Miranda (09) 921 9999 ext 6836 or email:
In considering your suitability for language teaching, the following factors are taken into account:

  • Grammatical knowledge of the language
  • Cultural experience (contact with another culture)
  • Second language learning background
  • Teaching experience/potential ability
  • Successful tertiary /secondary studyProficiency in the language you are going to teach (English or an international language)

Learn more about Language Teaching as a minor or elective

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: 20-Oct-2016 1.26pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.