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.

Our TESOL programs are:

  • relevant - graduates develop specialised skills suited to a variety of teaching environments including mainstream schools and language centres for adult and child immigrants
  • internationally recognised - graduates are equipped to work in schools, language centres and universities in countries around the world

Course Structure

We offer the Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL and the Master of TESOL. 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL Stream A- 50 points coursework including supervised placements. Detailed course and subject information is available in the University handbook.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL Stream B- 50 points coursework. Detailed course and subject information is available in the University handbook.
  • Master of TESOL Stream A- 100 points coursework including supervised placements. Detailed course and subject information is available in the University handbook.
  • Master of TESOL Stream B- 100 points coursework. Detailed course and subject information is available in the University handbook.

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

Outcomes

Depending on your choice of program and area of interest you will explore critical issues in:
  • TESOL methodology
  • grammar for language teachers
  • second language acquisition
  • assessment in TESOL
  • teaching English in the international context
  • language planning in education
  • research in TESOL
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)


At a glance

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.

International students must meet English language requirements

Duration

Postgraduate Certificate- 6 months full-time/1 year part-time
Master:1 year full-time/ 2 years part-time

Fees:

Local -Postgraduate Certificate- Australian Fee Place

Master- CSP, Australian Fee Place
Financial support

International- International Fee Place

Study Mode:

Full-time or part-time on campus at Parkville

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