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New Zealand Certificate in Language Teaching  (NZCLT) Level 5 and Level 4


You can learn to teach English or other language in New Zealand and overseas !  Your ticket to a lifetime of living and travel opportunities around the globe!

Be qualified to teach English (TESOL) or other languages in New Zealand and abroad. Your ticket to limitless travel opportunities working overseas in a lucrative teaching career await!
Teach English or your target language in New Zealand, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, or anywhere else. This is one qualification you’ll ever need for teaching English and/or other languages.

Distance Learning Available

WIE is the only approved provider in the country to deliver this qualification online. Whilst the institute is based in Hamilton, lessons are conducted through real-time online conferencing from the comfort and safety of your own space. Highly experienced and technology savvy teachers and staff are ready to provide support as needed.

Study Benefits at WIE

  • The only institute in the country to offer NZCLT Levels 4 and 5 duly approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
  • Offer of Place can be submitted to apply for a Student Visa
  • Scholarships and Student Allowances are available for eligible domestic students
  • Active professional community conducive to building a network with other educators based locally and abroad.



Certification and Pathway

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have a nationally recognised qualification from NZQA and the experience to work in New Zealand in roles such as classroom language teacher, teacher aides, language assistants, online language teacher, or language trainer.
Graduates may also undertake further study towards qualifications in language teaching at Level 6 and above.

Entry Requirements

  • at least 18 years old
  • pass a safety check to complete the practicum component in accordance with the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014
  • English Requirement:
    • Candidates who studied High School in NZ require at least NCEA level 2 English
    • Otherwise, IELTS Academic Score 5.5, with no band lower than 5 or its equivalent
  • Target Language:
    • Demonstrate competence at Common European Framework of Reference C1 or above. (IELTS equivalent 6.5).

Course Length: Level 5 20 weeks and Level 4 15 weeks
Schedule: 9am-3pm, Mondays to Thursdays
Two intakes per year: February and July

2021 Upcoming NZCLT Courses (L5 20wks/L4 15wks)

2021 Semester 1: 22 February 2021 to 9 July 2021
2021 Semester 2: 26 July 2021 to 10 December 2021

Course Outcome

  • This practical course aims to develop your ability to plan and deliver learner-centred lessons responding to the language needs of learners.
  • Build your confidence with teaching strategies and language analysis needed in the teaching context
  • Gain a theoretical background to your teaching methodologies.
  • Analyse language, with support, for teaching purposes.
  • Gain work experience teaching in an authentic language classroom, and use the opportunity to respond to feedback from your course tutor and peers
  • Be able to reflect on your own teachin


  • The Teaching and Learning Context
  • SLA Theory and Methodology
  • Language Analysis
  • Skills and Functions
  • Assessment in the Language Classroom
  • Materials
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching Receptive and Productive Skills
  • Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Practical Teaching Experience
  • Cambridge TKE Preparation

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More Information

Waikato Institute of Education
Address: Level 1, Tower Building, 48
Ward Street,
PO Box 773, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: 64 - 7 - 8382450   Fax: 64 - 7 - 838 2453