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Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as an Additional Language

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Some courses available internally at Manawatū
  • Part-time over two years or more
  • Not available for international students

Be in demand with TEAL

Are you actively involved in teaching EAL Learners? Do you want to gain further knowledge in teaching English as an additional language?

What is it like?

Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as an Additional Language (GradCertTEAL) is a flexible undergraduate qualification for students from a range of different background experiences. You must have access to English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners for all courses that you study with us. If you are not currently teaching you can contact your local English Language Partners (see for information on your local branch), or schools or language institutions in your area and ask about volunteering.

Why study with us?

  • You will develop the ability to share your knowledge and research
  • You will develop a critical awareness of theory, research and pedagogy that directly benefits your teaching
  • You will be taught by highly qualified, well-regarded lecturers who are supportive and provide a high level of pastoral care
  • You will learn skills to apply to your own professional context
  • Massey University has extensive experience offering online, blended and distance qualifications

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award from the Ministry of Education. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

A good fit if you:

  • Want to study part-time, and by distance learning, to fit in with family or employment commitments
  • Want a professional qualification
  • Wish to gain theoretical and practical perspectives that will help you teach EAL students


Where will your skills take you with GradCertTEAL?

GradCertTEAL can lead to numerous career opportunities, professionally and in voluntary positions in the community as well as overseas. Your skills and teaching knowledge will always be in demand. You can use the qualification to advance your career in teaching English language learners.

Graduates find work or enhance their careers in many educational areas such as:

  • Adult education, tertiary institutions, schools and early childhood centres
  • Applied linguistics
  • Bilingual education
  • Teaching English as a foreign language
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages
  • Intercultural communication roles
  • International teaching positions
  • International teaching assistant positions
  • Reading and writing student support roles
  • Teacher education

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