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Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL]

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Graduate Certificate, students must satisfactorily complete 36 points (five subjects).

To graduate with the Master degree, students must satisfactorily complete 68 points (nine subjects).

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of TESOL produces graduates capable of critically appraising TESOL research, theory, policy, and practice, and teaching and mentoring TESOL colleagues in an informed and proactive way.

CSU's Master of TESOL and Graduate Certificate in TESOL aim to:

  • provide strong orientation to the key concepts and practices of the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • encourage reflective and critical appraisal of TESOL theory, policy and practice
  • improve professional competence and disciplinary knowledge
  • provide the basis for developing leadership in the TESOL field
  • increase awareness of the importance of TESOL research and research methods and their application
  • permit highly qualified graduates to proceed to higher research degrees.

Upon completing the Master degree, graduates will be able to:

  • critically appraise TESOL research, theory, policy, and practice
  • teach and mentor TESOL colleagues in an informed and proactive way
  • direct and manage their own professional development
  • exercise leadership at an appropriate level in TESOL settings
  • use the findings of TESOL research to inform practice
  • engage in classroom-based TESOL research
  • further their studies in TESOL education
  • contribute to ongoing professional dialogue in TESOL
  • assist in the transformation of TESOL practice and policy to meet the changing needs of society
  • improve their career prospects.

This course includes practical experience through workplace learning.

Articulation

The Graduate Certificate articulates with the Master degree and all subjects completed in the lower award are credited in the higher award. Entry to the Master is dependent on meeting the specified admission criteria.

No residential schools

There are no residential schools associated with this course.

Access to allowances for study

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) now offers student income support to students undertaking study in a number of professionally-oriented Master by coursework degrees.

Eligible students undertaking approved Master degrees will be able to access Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY or Pensioner Education Supplement. To be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and AUSTUDY, students will still need to be studying full-time and to satisfy all other Youth Allowance and AUSTUDY program requirements, including personal, parental or partner income tests.  Students who have queries about masters courses and their income support entitlements should contact Centrelink on 13 2490 for further information.

More information from DEEWR

Course structure

The Master of TESOL consists of nine subjects:

EML422 Researching TESOL
EML503 English as an International Language
EML507 Discourse, Grammar & Analysis
EML508 Socio-political Contexts of TESOL
EML509 Grammar & Linguistics for Teaching Language*
EML510 Language: Theory, Acquisition & Development*
EML511 Reconceptualising Discourse in TESOL Contexts*
EML513 TESOL in Practical Contexts*
EPT504 TESOL Professional Experience* (4 credit points)

*These subjects constitute the Graduate Certicate in TESOL.

Key Subjects

The following key subjects apply to the Graduate Certificate in TESOL & Master of TESOL from 201230:

* EML509 Grammar & Linguistics for Teaching Language
* EML510 Language: Theory, Acquisition & Development

Enrolment pattern

This is a prescribed enrolment pattern for two annual intakes reflecting the session of subject offer. The recommended enrolment pattern is part time. Full time study is subject to approval of the Course Coordinator.

Year 1

Session 1

EML509 Grammar & Linguistics for Teaching Language*
EML511 Reconceptualising Discourse in TESOL Contexts*

Session 2

EML510 Language: Theory, Acquisiton & Development*
EML513 TESOL in Practical Contexts*

Session 3

EPT504 TESOL Professional Experience*

Year 2

Session 1

EML507 Discourse, Grammar and Analysis
EML422 Researching TESOL

Session 2

EML508 Socio-political Contexts of TESOL
EML503 English as an International Language

Mid Year Intake

Year 1

Session 2

EML510 Language: Theory, Acquisiton & Development*
EML513 TESOL in Practical Contexts*

Year 2

Session 1

EML509 Grammar & Linguistics for Teaching Language*
EML511 Reconceptualising Discourse in TESOL Contexts*

Session 2

EML508 Socio-political Contexts of TESOL
EML503 English as an International Language

Session 3

EPT504 TESOL Professional Experience*

Year 3

Session 1

EML507 Discourse, Grammar and Analysis
EML422 Researching TESOL

* These subjects are also offered in the Graduate Certificate in TESOL.

Articulation

The Graduate Certificate articulates with the Master degree and all subjects completed in the lower award are credited in the higher award. Entry to the Master is dependent upon meeting the admission criteria specified.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Bathurst

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

Master - 2 years part-time
Graduate Certificate - 1 year part-time

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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