Graduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching in University of Otago

University of Otago

Campus: Dunedin

Duration: 1 Year

Intake: July

*Fee: NZ$26,634.00 (12, 11,000) per year

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This Diploma loads the students of this qualification with the knowledge of Second Language Teaching with the theories and knowledge of the Linguistics. This is a program of only two semesters which is recognised internationally as a complementary Professional Program for study.

Designed for the following group of students:

  1. Language Teacher in Schools/Colleges
  2. Registered Teachers planning to Work Overseas
  3. Language Teachers of English Language as Second Language Teacher
  4. Tertiary Education Staff appointed for Teaching the Foreign Language


Paper 1 Language and Its Structure

Paper 2 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Paper 3 Advanced Topic in TESOL

Career Outcomes:

  • Second Language Educator
  • Academician
    Eligibility Criteria:


    The students who’ve completed their +2 are eligible to apply for Graduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching at University of Otago in New Zealand.

    English Proficiency Score

    1. IELTS score of 6.5 not less than 6.0
    2. TOEFL Score (iBT) – 95 with a minimum writing score of 22
      1. TOEFL Score (pBT) – 587 (TWE 4.5); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) – Minimum score of 176
    3. PTE Academic – Overall score of 64 with no communicative skills score below 57

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