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English language teaching Qualification (TESOL),  New Zealand Certificate in Language Teaching  (NZCLT) for English


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!

One qualification in teaching  English and all other languages. This is your ticket to a lifetime of living and travel opportunities. Teach in New Zealand, Japan, or everywhere else in the world.

New Zealand Certificate in Language Teaching. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have a nationally recognised qualification from NZQA and the experience to work in New Zealand and overseas in such roles as language tutors, teacher aides, or language assistants. WIE can also assist you in preparing to find employment abroad, in countries like Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam, and others.

Congratulations to our fresh graduates from  TESOL Course recently.We wish you best of luck in your ESOL teaching career!

2019- 2020 Upcoming NZCLT Courses For Chinese(L5 20wks/L4 15wks)

2019 Semester 2: 29th July 2019 to 13th December 2019
2020 Semester 1: 24th February 2020 to 10th July 2020


This nationally recognised language teaching qualification is for those who are or want to be a language educator in Aotearoa New Zealand or overseas. Candidates will be proficient users of the target language, which may be English or any other language.

This practical course aims to develop your ability to plan and deliver learner centered lessons which respond to the language needs of learners. Build your confidence with teaching strategies and language analysis needed in the teaching context, and gain a theoretical background to your teaching methods.

Gain work experience teaching in an authentic language classroom, and use the opportunity to respond to feedback from your course tutor and peers, and to reflect on your own teaching.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the experience and qualification to teach in New Zealand and overseas. WIE can also assist in finding employment abroad, in countries like China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and others.

Want to teach languages other than English? You need only sit the one qualification; you will be qualified to teach any language of which you are a proficient speaker.

Choose Quality. Choose WIE.

  • WIE is the only institute in the country to offer NZCLT which has been 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

  • Gain a nationally recognized qualification for teaching in New Zealand or in your own country

  • Career advancement opportunity for current and future employment

Active professional community conducive to building a network with other educators based locally and abroad.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Plan lessons, under broad guidance, to respond to the language needs of learners within a specific learning context.

  • Analyse language, with support, for teaching purposes.

This course is built around the core principles of language teaching and learning, with a focus on:

  • 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 TKT Preparation

Study Information:
Course Length: Level 5 20 weeks and Level 4 15 weeks
: 9am-3pm, Mondays to Thursdays
Class Size : Average 5 - 8 students, max 15

Entry Requirements:
At least 18 years old | high school graduate
IELTS 5.5 and higher or equivalent certifications (for internationals)

Fee Information ( New Zealand Dollars)

International Students:  
  Level 4 Level 5
Tuition Fee: $6200 $8200
Admin Fee $180 $180
Resource Fee $120 $120
Domestic Student  
  Level 4 Level 5
Tuition Fee: $2550 $3160
Admin Fee $90 $90
Resource Fee $120 $120

WIE offers NZCLT scholarships  to domestic students

To learn more about our TESOL course and the opportunities it offers please come along to our next Information Evening.

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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