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Qualification Title Master of TESOL
Qualification Type Masters Degree
Level 9
Credits 180
Subject Area
  • Education » Teacher Education » English Language Teaching(ESOL/EFL)
Strategic Purpose Statement
Graduates of the MTESOL will demonstrate advanced knowledge of a range of topics on the nature of language, second language learning and the teaching of English as an additional language. They will be able to engage critically and creatively with the relevant research literature and apply knowledge from research to the teaching and learning of additional languages and to communication about language teaching and learning. The programme develops high-level skills for work in language and education policy and prepares students for entry into PhD programmes in New Zealand or internationally.
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Entry Requirements
The entry requirements for the MTESOL are a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) with a grade average of B or better in Linguistics, English Language, Education or a language other than English (or another relevant degree), and at least two years of professional experience in language education or a related field. Applicants without relevant experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be expected to complete bridging courses depending on the nature and extent of their previous experience and qualifications.
Education Organisation Victoria University of Wellington
Developed By Victoria University of Wellington
Quality Assured By Committee on University Academic Programmes
Number VI005C
Status Current
Created September 2021
Content
All candidates for the MTESOL will take 180 pts, consisting of twelve 15-point courses, three of which will be from the teaching practice strand, two from the language awareness strand and two from the understanding language learning strand. Students may apply to substitute taught courses for a supervised 15-point research course, 30-point research project, a 60-point dissertation, or a 90-point thesis.

Assessments include assignments, reports demonstrating application of theory to language education and pedagogy, critical reflections, oral seminar presentations, and may include a research project/report/dissertation/thesis.

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