TESOL as a Third Teaching Area (EDSE5011)


Twenty five percent of students in NSW come from bilingual/ bicultural backgrounds and many need support in the development of English. This unit gives a background in and qualifies participants for teaching English to young people and adults both in Australia and overseas. The unit explores second language development, the systems of English language and teaching approaches, especially to the teaching of academic English. This unit aims to develop participants' professional understanding and expertise as TESOL educators.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


2x4-hr seminars/wk for 7wks and 1x4-hr seminar in wk 8


3000wd take-home grammar test and language analysis (30%) and 2000wd reporting involving analysis and teaching of pronunciation (20%) and 1000wd reflective report on topic related to second language teaching and learning (10%) and 4000wd portfolio of teaching and learning materials with lesson plans (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


192 credit points of units, including 24 credit points from one of (English, Linguistics, or one of the foreign languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek, Sanskrit, Spanish))

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.