1.150 New Zealand Certificate in Language Teaching (Level 5)

The New Zealand Certificate in Language Teaching (NZCLT) is a recommended qualification for teaching English in New Zealand and overseas. No prior teaching experience is necessary for this programme: NZCLT provides trainees with practical experience of language teaching with ample opportunities to plan, teach and evaluate lessons. Trainees are helped to attain a high level of practical competence along with an understanding of language teaching which is required for employment in this field.

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Upon graduation, trainees receive a certificate and a reference letter endorsed by AIS.


Programme Structure

The programme of study shall comprise the following:


14 weeks

Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Programme Lecturers

Pam Logan

DipTchg, CertLTA ATI, DipELT, BA and MA (Ling.)


Main Teaching Field:

Language Teacher Training

Tony Ó Braonáin

BEd and MALT


Main Teaching Field:

General English, Language Teacher Training

Career Opportunities in China, Taiwan and South Korea

AIS NZCLT graduates can get access to employment opportunities within our network of sister schools abroad. Our network includes a number of trusted institutes, colleges and universities in China, Taiwan and South Korea, who are interested in hiring English teachers for extended periods of six months to a year on a contractual basis.

Having the AIS NZCLT certificate on hand combined with a reference letter endorsed by AIS allows graduates to bypass the tedious job search process and start teaching English overseas right away.

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Career opportunities in New Zealand

AIS NZCLT graduates who want to stay and work in New Zealand have the option to take English teaching opportunities with various local English language providers or within the AIS English Language Centre as needs may arise. AIS offer career advice and guidance.

Start Dates in 2019

► 9 September

Entry Requirements

International Students

Programme Fees:    NZ$4,750
Resource Fees:    NZ$200
Total:    NZ$4,950

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).

Domestic Students

2019 Programme Fees:    NZ$2,370
Resource Fees:    NZ$200
Total:    NZ$2,570

Plus a compulsory Student Services Fee of NZ$300 per year (or NZ$30 per month or part thereof).


This programme is eligible for a student loan from Studylink. Contact Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or log on to www.studylink.govt.nz to apply for student finance.

How to Apply

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