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SHNU Bachelor degree and University of Canterbury Certificate of Proficiency leading to Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in University of Canterbury

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

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Global Pathways to New Zealand:

Study options
Students who complete 3 years of successful study towards a bachelor’s degree at SHNU will be admitted to the University of Canterbury Certificate of Proficiency. Successful graduates will be admitted to the University of Canterbury Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3 years + 1 year + 1 year).
New Zealand Qualification
The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL) is a one-year professional qualification aimed at producing skillful English language educators for a wide variety of educational settings in the 21st century, from early childhood through to tertiary level. With its future focus, this Master's programme will give students the skills, knowledge, and capabilities to be adaptable in the face of future English language developments, as well as technological and pedagogical advances.
This programme is ideal for:
• New Zealand English language educators, or those who wish to specialise in English language education to emergent bilingual speakers of other languages in Aotearoa New Zealand
• Graduates of Aotearoa New Zealand universities who may currently teach or plan to teach English in other countries
• Teachers of English throughout the world who want or need to develop their language teaching.
This programme is available to study by distance, with teaching and learning conducted online. See also the Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning.
UC is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world for Education and Training, and is ranked 92nd in the world for Linguistics (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).

Entry criteria

To be eligible for entry into this pathway from SHNU, students must achieve a cumulative average grade of 70% or higher during their three years of study at SHNU and achieve a minimum score of or IELTS overall 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each band, or 530 in the CET (Chinese College English Test) Band 4 or a minimum score of 500 in CET Band 6. As an alternative to the IELTS or CET, students can satisfy UC’s minimum English language requirements as set out at UC webpage.

Transfer to postgraduate level study, the second year at UC
Students who, during their first year of study in this pathway at UC, complete at least 105 points (with at least 60 points at a 200-level or higher) with an average grade of 70% (B) or higher will be given special consideration for admission into a UC Master degree listed in Schedule 1 of the agreement .
Admission to different master programme may differ. Please contact UC for more detailed information.

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