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Teaching English Internationally

Teaching English Internationally will provide you with the foundations of successful teaching of English as a second or foreign language.
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Please note Teaching English Internationally is not available as a stand-alone program. Teaching English Internationally is not CRICOS registered and not available for student visa applicants.

Why choose this course?

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. English teachers are in high demand as 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 this course is to provide you with the foundations to successfully teach English as a second or foreign language. The course will encourage you to make decisions about appropriate approaches to teaching language and classroom strategies, develop your knowledge of English grammar, give insight into current debates within the field, and suggest directions for future thinking and planning.

Key benefits

Teaching English Internationally introduces key concepts in the field of teaching English and covers topics such 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.

Entry requirements

To be eligible, you need a minimum IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent.

Not at this level? You can combine your course and start earlier with Intensive Test Preparation (ITP).

Course schedule

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

As a student at the University of Sydney, you can choose:

  • Semester Format, part-time, 36 hours during the semester, or
  • Summer and Winter Format, full-time, 40 hours within two weeks.

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


Price on application. Please contact Lydia Dutcher.

  • CRICOS code

    This course is not CRICOS registered and is not available for student visa applications.