Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - TESOL)

Coursework

The Master of Education (TESOL) is designed for English language teachers who seek to develop their professional expertise and further their understanding in the areas of language education, and particularly in the area of English language teaching to children, adolescents or adults. The program explores a range of issues relating to language teaching and learning, and socio-cultural contexts of education. It also develops themes relating to practical issues in language teaching and learning in second and foreign language contexts, and investigates the theoretical basis of these issues in the light of recent research.

This program is intended to develop the teaching and professional skills of teachers of English as a second or foreign language. It is suited to both teachers who are intending to teach in local contexts and those who are intending to teach in international contexts.

Awards and requirements

Master of Education (TESOL)
To qualify for the award of Master of Education (TESOL) candidates must complete 48 credit points, including:

  • a minimum of 30 credit points from this specialisation, comprising;
    - a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study;
    - a minimum of 6 credit points of elective units of study; plus
  • a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study; and
  • a maximum of 12 credit points of postgraduate Education units of study which can be chosen from any Master of Education program


Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (TESOL)
To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (TESOL) candidates must complete 36 credit points, including:

  • a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study;
  • a minimum of 6 credit points of elective units of study; and
  • a maximum of 6 credit points of postgraduate Education units of study which can be chosen from any Master of Education program


Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (TESOL)
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (TESOL) candidates must complete 24 credit points, including:

  • a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study; and
  • a maximum 12 credit points of elective units of study
Outcomes

At the conclusion of this designated program students should be able to:

  • be familiar with current theoretical and pedagogical debates in the area of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).
  • understand theoretical and methodological issues and principles underlying the learning, teaching and assessment of English for speakers of other languages in diverse contexts.
  • understand pedagogical principles relevant to language learning, teaching and assessment of English for speakers of other languages.
  • develop knowledge of research that has been undertaken in the fields of TESOL and TESOL-related disciplines.
  • develop knowledge about language as it relates to the teaching English to speakers of other languages.
  • develop a range of skills necessary for effective research-led pedagogical practice in the area of TESOL.
  • select, devise and use teaching and assessment materials appropriate and sensitive to individual learners’ needs and language teaching contexts.
  • provide leadership in developing TESOL programs for teaching, learning and assessment purposes in second and foreign language contexts.

Contact

Dr Marie Stevenson
Phone: 02 9351 3684
Location: Room 814, Education Building, A35
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