As English is one of the world's most widely spoken languages, there is a high demand for English teachers

A graduate qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will develop and extend your understanding of the theories and practices underpinning this field. These internationally recognised courses will also allow you to work in schools, language centres and universities around the world.

Entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree and a fourth-year level education qualification, or equivalent; or
  • A four-year education degree, or equivalent; or
  • An undergraduate degree and a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) or equivalent; or
  • A four-year undergraduate degree with a significant component of English language studies, or equivalent.

In addition, Stream A applicants must be eligible for registration with the Victoria Institute of Teaching.

All students must meet English language requirements

Course structure

Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Stream A)

  • Course code: GC-TESOLA
  • Six months full-time or one year part-time
  • 50 points of compulsory subjects (including supervised teaching placements)
  • University Handbook (GC-TESOLA) provides course and subject details.

Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Stream B)

  • Course code: GC-TESOLB
  • Six months full-time or one year part-time
  • 50 points of elective subjects (excludes supervised teaching placements)
  • University Handbook (GC-TESOLB) provides course and subject details.

Stream A: is for Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registered teachers wishing further recognition as a TESOL specialist. Qualified teachers who complete this course can work in a wide range of settings, including schools, adult migrant English programs and English language intensive courses for international students.

Stream B: is for students who do not require VIT recognition for TESOL, such as those intending to teach English overseas, or qualified TESOL teachers who want to extend their professional knowledge and skills.

Outcomes

In these courses you will:

  • develop specialised skills to suit varied teaching environments, including mainstream schools and language centres for adult and child migrants
  • understand critical issues in TESOL research, methodology and assessment
  • examine grammar and second language acquisition
  • explore English teaching in an international context
  • study language planning in education
  • expand your knowledge of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).
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Linnan (Dorothy) Zhang, Master of TESOL

The course has been great. I now have a collection of very practical class activities and ways of organising the class. The cohort was a good size and we all get a chance to ask lots of questions – the lecturers are very intelligent and understanding.

Linnan (Dorothy) Zhang
Master of TESOL

Delivery mode

Most subjects are delivered on-campus and supported by online resources.

Stream A students must ensure they are available for 22 days of supervised placement at a school or similar setting during school hours.