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

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 6 credit points of elective units of study; and
(c) a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study; and
(d) a maximum of 12 credit points of postgraduate Education units of study chosen from any Master of Education program.

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL))

Students must complete 36 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 6 credit points of elective units of study; and
(c) a maximum of 6 credit points of postgraduate Education units of study chosen from any Master of Education program.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL))

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a maximum of 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Core units

EDPG5001 Discourse and Language Teaching

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Assessment: 1x2000wd individual assignment (35%) and 1x4000wd individual assignment (65%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines approaches to the analysis of spoken and written discourse and ways in which they can be drawn on in language learning classrooms. Topics covered include discourse and socity, discourse and pragmatics, discourse and genre, discourse and conversation, multimodal discourse analysis, and crticial discourse analysis.
Textbooks
Paltridge, B. (2012). Discourse Analysis. Second edition. London: Bloomsbury.
EDPJ5002 Second Language Acquisition

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1 hr lecture/week, 1x1 hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Assessment: 1x1000wd formative assessment (20%), 1x2500wd Explaining Second Language Learning (40%), 1x2500wd Application of SLA theory and research for your teaching practice (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit presents the major theoretical frameworks used to consider issues in pre-school language development, first language development during the school years and the learning of second and subsequent languages by children and adults. It will discuss the common features in language development and also takes into account issues of social opportunity, age-related factors and other individual factors which lead to differential language proficiency in learners.
EDPJ5013 Methodology and Language Teaching

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Assessment: 1x1000wd teaching practice (20%), 1x2500wd assignment (40%), 1x2500wd assignment (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This core unit provides an introduction to language teaching methodology. It introduces up-to-date principles for language teaching, and also has a practical focus. Students have the opportunity to use these teaching principles, and also to reflect on their own and other's teaching practices. The unit aims to assist students in becoming reflective practitioners. Students are encouraged to think critically and creatively about which aspects of classroom teaching practice might or might not be appropriate to apply in their teaching contexts. The unit includes a peer teaching practice and practice in planning lessons. It also includes a focus on teacher talk, that is, how language teachers can communicate effectively with their learners in the classroom.
EDPJ5016 Grammar and the Language Classroom

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Assessment: 1x2000wd assignment (40%), 1x teaching practice (10%), and 1x3000wd assignment (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit focuses on effective teaching of language features in the second/foreign language classroom. The unit has a strong pedagogical focus, as it examines key principles of grammar instruction, how to structure grammar lessons, and how to evaluate and use grammar teaching materials effectively. The unit also focuses on raising awareness of the language systems of English such as tense/aspect, modality and cohesion, and of how context influences grammatical choices. It also examines how texts can be used effectively in the classroom. This unit is intended for those who are, or planning to be teachers of English as a second or foreign language.
EDPJ5020 Literacy and Language Teaching

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Assessment: 1x3000wd individual assignment (50%), 1x3000wd individual assignment (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit, literacy and its relationship to English language teaching are examined from different perspectives. Reading, writing and the teaching of these in the English language classroom are examined in detail. However, the unit goes further than viewing literacy as only being about reading and writing. In an age of increasingly sophisticated information technologies and the spread of English as a global language, ideas about literacy have changed rapidly, and these changes have consequences for language teaching. The unit takes up-to-date ideas about what multilingual literacy involves and looks at how these ideas and issues are relevant to English language teaching. In particular, the unit has a focus on the
use of technology to develop English learners' literacy.
EDPJ5021 Developments in English Lang Teaching

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Assessment: 1x presentation (10%); 1x2000wd assignment (30%); 1x3500wd assignment (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines contemporary developments in English language teaching such as issues in the teaching of listening, reading, writing and speaking, as well as teaching and learning grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. Other issues that are currently being discussed in the TESOL literature will also be addressed. These include the notion of English as a lingua franca, intercultural language learning, integration of technologies into the language classroom, and research on learner autonomy.

Elective units

EDPJ5018 English for Specific Purposes

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Assessment: 1x1000wd Seminar Presentation (10%); 1x2000wd Individual Assignment (40%); 1x3000wd Individual Assignment (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will examine issues in the teaching of English for specific purposes (ESP). Topics covered include definitions and the history of ESP, English for academic purposes, English for business purposes, skills development and ESP, needs analysis, course design, materials development, program evaluation and assessment.
EDPJ5022 Research Methods in Language Studies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1 x1000wd assignment 1 (25%); 1x2000wd assignment 2 (35%);1x3000wd assignment 3 (45%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces a range of approaches to research in the area of languate studies. The unit provides frameworks with which students can review and critique previous research as well as framework for writing a research proposal. This is a required unit of study for students who wish to include a Dissertation in their MEd TESOL degree.
Textbooks
Paltridge, B. and A. Phakiti (eds) (2015). Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. London: Bloomsbury.
EDPJ5023 Teacher Professional Development for EFL

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Assessment: 1 pair of group workshop presentation (20%); 1x2000wd group assignment (20%) and 1x3500wd workshop program writing (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit students identify the needs of language teachers in pre-service and in-service courses and explore different models of teacher development. In the light of these models, participants consider ways of leading teachers to a fuller appreciation of language teaching goals, methods and activities. With a focus on experiential learning, prior knowledge and classroom interaction, participants have the opportunity to view, design and conduct workshop sessions on a range of topics and in different modes to meet particular goals and to provide self and peer critique on these training sessions.
Textbooks
Richards, J.C., and Farrell, T.S.C.,(2005). Professional development for language teachers: strategies for teacher learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
EDPJ5024 English in Academic Settings

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Assessment: 1x2000wd written assignment (40%), 1x presentation (10%) and 1x3000wd written assignment (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2
This unit is designed for students from non-English speaking backgrounds who wish to improve their English as well as understand better the setting in which it is produced. The unit has two components: the development of personal academic skills, particularly writing, and an in-depth consideration of linguistic and non-linguistic aspects of communication in academic settings.
EDPJ5025 Bilingual Education

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Assessment: Individual Assignment 3000wd (50%); Individual Assignment 3000wd (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces and explores principles and issues surrounding bilingual education. Different models of bilingual education are introduced, and the isues surrounding the aims, rationale, and goals of different models are explored. Issues surrounding bilingual education theory the teacher in bilingual settings, family and community involvement in bilingual education, bilingualism and biliteracy, and issues of power and identify are examined. The unit focuses on current research surrounding bilingual education. This unit is suited to students who teach in bilingual or immersion contexts in addition to those more generally interested in catering for bilingual and multilingual students in all settings.
Textbooks
Baker, C. (2006). Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. (4th Ed). Clevedon, NJ: Multilingual Matters.
EDPJ5026 Language Testing and Assessment

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Assessment: 1x1000wd formative assessment (20%), 1x1500wd assignment 1 (critical review of test techniques for assessing a language skill) (25%), 1x2000wd assignment 2 (developing a language test) (30%), 1x1500wd assignment 3 (trends in language testing and assessment) (25%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides a broad overview of the major principles involved in second and foreign language testing and assessment. The focus of the unit is on both theoretical and practical issues in testing and assessment. The design of language tests and assessment appropriate to particular learning settings is addressed with reference to communicative language teaching and task-based methodology. Issues concerning the influence of testing on teaching and recent developments in research in testing and assessment will be considered.

Capstone units

EDPZ6720 Dissertation

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: meetings/discussions with supervisor Assessment: 1x12000wd dissertation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Dissertation is a piece of academic writing of approximately 12,000 words and represents a substantial original work. The Dissertation serves two different purposes in a student's progress through a Masters degree program, being a way for a student to study an area of interest in depth, or as a path to further research. Students seeking progress into a research higher degree, such as a doctoral program, are required to complete an empirical study, drawing on primary data. Note that for direct entry into a doctoral degree, an average of at least 80% across the Masters degree is needed. Students not intending to progress to a higher research degree may choose from a range of types of study. The Dissertation must incorporate an appropriate form of critical analysis and have as its basis a clearly structured conceptual framework. It is recommended that students complete a Research Methodology unit of study prior to undertaking the Dissertation, which will support the proposal development.
EDPZ6724 Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: meetings/discussions with supervisor Assessment: satisfactory progress during semester; students then must enrol in EDPZ6725 Dissertation Part 2 the following semester Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Dissertation is a piece of academic writing of approximately 12,000 words and represents a substantial original work. The Dissertation serves two different purposes in a student's progress through a Masters degree program, being a way for a student to study an area of interest in depth, or as a path to further research. Students seeking progress into a research higher degree, such as a doctoral program, are required to complete an empirical study, drawing on primary data. Note that for direct entry into a doctoral degree, an average of at least 80% across the Masters degree is needed. Students not intending to progress to a higher research degree may choose from a range of types of study. The Dissertation must incorporate an appropriate form of critical analysis and have as its basis a clearly structured conceptual framework. It is recommended that students complete a Research Methods unit of study prior to undertaking the Dissertation, which will support the proposal development. This unit is part one of the Dissertation which runs over two semesters; therefore, students must also enroll in EDPZ6725 Dissertation Part 2 in the following semester.
EDPZ6725 Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: meetings/discussions with supervisor Prerequisites: EDPZ6724 Assessment: 1x12000wd dissertation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Dissertation is a piece of academic writing of approximately 12,000 words and represents a substantial original work. The Dissertation serves two different purposes in a student's progress through a Masters degree program, being a way for a student to study an area of interest in depth, or as a path to further research. Students seeking progress into a research higher degree, such as a doctoral program, are required to complete an empirical study, drawing on primary data. Note that for direct entry into a doctoral degree, an average of at least 80% across the Masters degree is needed. Students not intending to progress to a higher research degree may choose from a range of types of study. The Dissertation must incorporate an appropriate form of critical analysis and have as its basis a clearly structured conceptual framework. It is recommended that students complete a Research Methods unit of study prior to undertaking the Dissertation, which will support the proposal development. This unit is part two of the Dissertation which runs over two semester; therefore, students must have also enrolled in EDPZ6724 Dissertation Part 1 in the previous semester.
EDPZ6730 Special Project 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: several sessions with supervisor Prerequisites: 24 credit points of units Assessment: 1x6000wd project (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Special Project is a capstone unit, semester length independent investigation of a personally chosen topic in an educational context, the result of which is a 'product' of approximately 6,000 words such as a written report, review, account of the development of a resource, analysis of action research or critique of research. All 'products' should be demonstrably informed by relevant theory and research. The satisfactory completion of this unit provides an alternative to the regular face-to-face classroom unit of study for candidates enrolled in a graduate coursework award.

Elective units from other schools

Master of Education (TESOL) students may choose up to two units of study from the following:
Department of Linguistics
LNGS7002 Language, Society and Power

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x4000wd Research project (80%), 1x1000wd Online discussion (10%), 1x1000wd Quiz (10%), Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Language is a symbolic currency: mastery of the standard language can buy institutional power, mastery of urban teenage slang can buy street cred. This course introduces students to key issues in sociolinguistics and language sociology such as the political economy of language, language variation and change, and critical discourse analysis. Members of the class will undertake empirical research.
LNGS7006 Cross-Cultural Communication

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd Linguistic Relativity (20%), 1x2000wd Mid-semester exam (30%), 1x3000wd Final paper (50%), Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In today's globalised and multicultural societies, cross-cultural communication is common enough. Even so, it continues to be a challenge, both for people who engage in cross-cultural communication on a daily basis, and for researchers trying to describe and understand it. In this unit of study we will consider a variety of discourse-analytic approaches to studying cross-cultural communication, including conversation analysis, speech act theory, interactional sociolinguistics, the ethnography of communication, and critical discourse analysis. In our analyses of actual samples of cross-cultural communication we will pay particular attention to the social positioning of participants in an interaction, and the ways how social relationships (particularly of power and intimacy) between participants are reflected in their linguistic practices. The unit will end with exploring applied perspectives, particularly on cross-cultural communication in educational, courtroom and workplace interactions.
LNGS7506 Discourse and Communication

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x2000wd semester assignment (35%), 1x4000wd final assignment (65%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Learning to speak and write effectively across a wide range of social contexts is crucial to all our lives. This unit considers genre (the social purpose of texts), and moves on to consider the ways language varies in terms of what we are talking about, who we are talking to and the medium we are using to communicate (speaking, writing, texting, posting etc.).