Master of Professional Language Studies - Language Teaching

Develop advanced professional skills in teaching English or another language. The Master of Professional Language Studies combines practical classroom teaching with a sound knowledge of theory.

This programme 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.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry 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

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

If you haven't yet met all the IELTS or equivalent test requirements, you're encouraged to discuss your entry to this programme with the Programme Administrator, Cynthia D'Souza.

Email cdsouza@aut.ac.nz

Other requirements

Students teaching in Auckland during their studies must gain approval from their teaching institution to use their own class for the Reflective Practice Project paper. Students not teaching during the programme will be assisted to set up some teaching in order to complete the paper.

All papers include some blended learning; this can range from readings and the handbook posted online, to online tutorials and discussions.

You should discuss your intended study sequence with the programme leader before enrolling in papers.

Core papers

Elective papers

Other papers

You could also study a relevant paper form anothe rprogramme, for example:

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
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1287
Level:
9
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

16 Jul 2018

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

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