Aaron Nolan

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary)


“From the age of 15 I knew I wanted to teach. I studied languages at school including French, German, Swedish, some Te Reo Māori and Japanese. This opened up my whole world to experiences and learning that I would never have had access to otherwise.

“Before coming into the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) programme and studying to become a teacher of languages, I had already studied a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in French and Linguistics at another university and been involved in several industries and travelled abroad.

“It became very clear very quickly that the Graduate Diploma in Teaching programme for languages teaching at the University of Auckland was exceptional with its strong focus on communicative and real-world approaches to language teaching, and clear staff expertise and experience in the field.

“Since completing my degree I have been classroom teaching and have participated in a range of professional learning and development programmes as well as held regional and national positions with the NZ Association of Language Teachers. In 2014 I was appointed
Head of Department for Languages at my school.”

Aaron Nolan recently graduated with a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary).


Find out more about the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary).