Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

The Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages develops specialised skills and knowledge for professional practice in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL). This course is designed to provide international candidates and those who are eligible to work in adult education in Australia with a grounding in the theory and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages. It is also useful for experienced teachers in adult education who wish to develop their professional skills and knowledge in the discipline.

It is not an initial TESOL teaching qualification in Australia.

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Key facts

Duration

0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwood
    • Cloud Campus

Note: This is not an initial teacher education qualification. Students wishing to enter the profession of teaching should instead consider one of the Master of Teaching courses or E730 Master of Applied Learning and Teaching.

Key information

Award granted

Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages

Year

2017 course information 

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

Not applicable

Deakin code

E580

Level

Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate TESOL applicants require:

  • a bachelor degree (min. 3 years) in any discipline area; OR
  • 5 years relevant professional experience undertaken within the last 10 years

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements.

Career outcomes

This course is designed to provide professional development for teaching English to speakers of other languages in adult education contexts and for teaching English overseas.

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Course learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Acquire specialist knowledge and understanding of contemporary socio-cultural, linguistic and pedagogical knowledge required in a range of language-related, professional learning and educational contexts.

Acquire a specialist understanding of contemporary English as a global language, the socio-cultural contexts of teaching, learning and using of English, the institutional context of the teaching and learning of English, including curriculum design, pedagogy, evidence-based assessment and program evaluation.

Apply socio-cultural, linguistic and pedagogical knowledge in a range of international professional learning and educational contexts in particular the teaching of English in diverse linguistic cultural, religious and socio-economic context. 

Communication

Employ a range of oral and written communication skills and standards required of professional educators and learning professionals to be able to transmit complex knowledge in one or more languages to students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and in professional and scholarly contexts.

Digital literacy

Develop knowledge of and proficiency in a range of digital technologies to teach languages and analyse, report, evaluate and communicate within education contexts and in online contexts in particular.

Understand digital literacies and use digital technologies to mediate the  teaching and learning of languages 

Critical thinking

Engage critically with ideas, practices, skills and knowledges in language education by using socio-cultural theory of language pedagogy and applied linguistics.

Develop high level skills in the critical analysis and synthesis of complex ideas in professional practice in education. 

Problem solving

Demonstrate specialist knowledge of relevant learning theories to identify, analyse and evaluate authentic problems of practice, and generate informed and innovative solutions. 

Self-management

Apply the knowledge and skills required of professional educators and learning professionals to demonstrate autonomy, leadership and expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility in education contexts and for further learning. 

Teamwork

Work effectively and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team to create solutions to authentic problems of practice. 

Global citizenship

Develop an understanding of issues relating to the ethical and responsive teaching of languages in diverse communities, in a global context and to students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.

Approved by Faculty Board June 2014

 

Course Structure

Students must complete 4 credit points of core units as detailed below. 

How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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Course pathways

This course is a pathway to E757 Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, E771 Master of Education, and E732 Master of Education (Leadership and Management) courses, for students who do not have an Education background in their undergraduate studies. The Graduate Certificate is an alternative entry to these awards; students from non-Education undergraduate backgrounds will receive preclusions rather than credit their Graduate Certificate studies, and must complete 16 credit points in total (4 credit point Graduate Certificate plus 12 credit point Masters).

Credit for Prior Learning

Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Faculty contact information

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Burwood (Melbourne) 
Tel 03 9246 8100
artsed@deakin.edu.au

Cloud (online) 
Tel 03 5227 1359
artsed@deakin.edu.au

Fee information

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

  • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
  • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

Scholarship options

A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

Additional course information

Offered campuses

Burwood

Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


Study online at Cloud Campus

Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

Learn more about studying online and the Cloud Campus

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