As 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 courses are internationally recognised and will qualify you to work in schools, language centres and universities around the world.
Course structureWe offer the Graduate Certificate in TESOL and the Master of TESOL.
- Graduate Certificate in TESOL Stream A (GC-TESOLA):
- 50 points coursework including supervised placements
- detailed course and subject information is available in the University handbook(GC-TESOLA).
- Graduate Certificate in TESOL Stream B (GC-TESOLB):
- 50 points coursework only
- detailed course and subject information is available in the University handbook(GC-TESOLB).
- Master of TESOL Stream A (MC-TESOLA)
- 100 points coursework including supervised placements
- detailed course and subject information is available in the University handbook(MC-TESOLA).
- Master of TESOL Stream B (MC-TESOLB)
- 100 points coursework
- detailed course and subject information is available in the University handbook(MC-TESOLB).
Stream A: is for students who wish to be recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as a TESOL teacher. Qualified teachers who complete this course can work as a teacher in a wide range of settings, including schools, adult migrant English programs and English language intensive courses for overseas students.
Stream B: is for students who do not require VIT registration, such as those intending to teach English overseas or qualified TESOL teachers who want to extend their professional knowledge and skills.
OutcomesIn these courses you will:
- develop specialised skills to suit varied teaching environments,including mainstream schools and language centres for adultand child immigrants
- understand critical issues in TESOL research, methodologyand 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).
At a glance
- 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*.
All students must meet English language requirements
* Please note: applicants with these qualifications will not be qualified to teach in schools, even if you complete Stream A of this course.
Graduate Certificate- 6 months full-time/1 year part-time
Master:1 year full-time/ 2 years part-time
Local -Graduate Certificate- Australian Fee Place
International- International Fee Place
Most subjects are delivered on-campus and supported by online materials and communication tools.