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The Graduate Certificate and Master of TESOL courses meet the growing need for English language teachers in countries where it is not the dominant language. The courses also address the need for English Second Language (ESL) teachers in Australia. Our courses provide a sound understanding of key principles and innovative practice in English language teaching, and the socio-cultural implications for individuals and communities.
Upon graduating from Deakin’s TESOL courses, you will:
» develop an understanding of the language teaching profession
local and global context
» design, implement and evaluate curricula and pedagogical programs that are internationally relevant
» develop skills in analysing your learners’ language and English as an international language
» critically interpret intercultural communication
» ensure secure employment in a wide range of international settings.
The courses are offered at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood and
off-campus by part-time or full-time study.
The Graduate Certificate of TESOL is normally completed over 2 trimesters of part-time study.
The Master of TESOL is normally completed over 4 to 6 trimesters of part-time study or its full-time equivalent depending on your previous tertiary degree.
Designed for international settings Specifically designed for teachers who are interested in working in countries where English is not the dominant language.
Non-education graduates can apply
Students who have a bachelor degree in any area, equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree, are eligible to apply.
Our courses cover key issues, concepts and knowledge required by professional teachers. We consult with practising teachers and principals about course content and assessment to ensure local and international professional relevance.
Deakin's postgraduate program is genuinely flexible to help you fit your studies in with workplace and personal commitments.
At Deakin we pride ourselves on providing quality postgraduate courses for people working in the area of education. Quality is evident in all aspects of our courses from the standard of our study materials to the teaching staff, who are leaders in their field. Ranked among the best in the world, our library service has set a benchmark for Australian universities. Regardless of where you live, resources can be posted to off-campus students or accessed from our comprehensive electronic collection.
Students have access to the best new technologies. Email, chat groups and the Internet are widely used. The University has also produced its own Deakin Learning Toolkit software to support online communication. All units also offer a dedicated discussion site on Deakin Studies Online.
As a Deakin postgraduate student you will become part of a network of researchers, academics and practitioners. You will have access to specialist knowledge and will establish new contacts with people who are shaping and influencing the education field.