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What is Teaching English Internationally (EDGU2000/3000)?

Please note EDGU is not available as a stand-alone program. EDGU is not CRICOS registered and not available for student visa applicants.

The field of Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL) is continuously growing and developing globally. Enrolments are steadily increasing in English language institutions in Australia and overseas and the provision of English language education continues to expand in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America from early childhood to tertiary level with increasing government support.

The goal of these courses is to provide you with the foundations of successful teaching of English as a second or foreign language. The courses will encourage you to make decisions about appropriate approaches to teaching language and classroom strategies; develop your knowledge of the grammar of English; give insight into current debates within the field; and suggest directions for future thinking and planning.

What will I learn?

EDGU 2000 introduces key concepts in the field of teaching English and covers such topics as innovative teaching methods, flipped classroom strategies, approaches to integrated skills teaching and lesson planning, and then builds on these concepts and integrates additional practical teaching into the course.

What do I need to enter this course?

You need an undergraduate or postgraduate firm offer from an Australian university and a minimum IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent. If you are not at this level, you can combine your course and start earlier with Intensive Test Preparation (ITP).

How many hours a week will I need to study?

You have two options. You can study full-time for two weeks during summer and winter breaks or part-time over the semester. You will also be expected to do additional work at home.

How long is this course?

  • Semester Format, part-time, 36 hours over semester
  • Summer and Winter Format, full-time, 36 hours over two weeks

These units are run at CET on behalf of the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Students may be required to fulfill additional entry criteria as required by the Faculty.

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