Postgraduate coursework

Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Education)

Gain the skills needed to become a TESOL teacher through postgraduate study with a Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Domestic student information

Key facts

Duration

For students commencing T1 this course is 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent duration. 

For students commencing T2 this course is 1 year part-time. 

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Course information

The Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (Education) develops specialised expertise for teaching English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) in the primary, secondary and adult sectors both inside and outside of Australia.

This course is designed to provide qualified teachers eligible to teach in Australia with a grounding in the theory and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages and for experienced teachers who wish to develop their professional skills and knowledge in the discipline.

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Course structure

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (Education), students are required to successfully complete 4 credit points of core units and

  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

    Core Units

    Students must complete the following 4 core units: 

  • Pedagogy for EAL Classrooms ETL700
  • Innovation in Language Curriculum ETL704
  • Pedagogic Grammar ETL705
  • Reflective Practice in EAL and Languages Classrooms ETL706
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    Key information

    Award granted

    Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (Education)

    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    E552
    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.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

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

    Trimester 2 - July

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

    Additional course information

    Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check. Apply online as a volunteer at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj

    For further information contact the School of Education, Professional Experience office.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    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.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor degree in the field of Education that is a recognised initial teacher qualification for the purposes of registration as a primary or secondary teacher in Australia OR
    • a Master degree in the field of Education that is a recognised initial teacher qualification for the purposes of registration as a primary or secondary teacher in Australia.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)
    Not applicable

    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

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    This course is designed to broaden the skills of those working as registered teachers in primary and secondary schools, by adding a VIT-endorsed specialist teaching method area in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages to their existing teacher registration.

    For more information go to 'DeakinTALENT '

    Professional recognition

    Endorsed by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for specialist teaching.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

    Acquire advanced and specialised knowledge of and the ability to apply the theoretical principles, concepts and methodologies which underpin contemporary approaches to TESOL 

    Communication

    Effectively communicate to a range of audiences the key concepts relevant to TESOL including second language teaching methodologies, theories of second language acquisition, and structural aspects of language 

    Digital literacy

    Have advanced knowledge of and technical proficiency in digital technologies that can be specifically used to creatively support TESOL 

    Critical thinking

    Critically analyse and reflect on current theories in second language acquisition, TESOL principles and practice 

    Problem solving

    Use advanced knowledge of second language teaching methodologies and understanding of the diverse needs of students to frame creative solutions to problems of pedagogy in TESOL and apply these in a range of classroom teaching scenarios 

    Self-management

    Understand the importance of self-directed learning for professional growth and demonstrate responsibility for individual intellectual development

    Teamwork

    Collaborate effectively with others to achieve high standards and best practice in TESOL 

    Global citizenship

    Appreciate the value of cultural and linguistic diversity and its place in TESOL and use knowledge of the sociocultural contexts of TESOL to enhance teaching and learning

    Approved by Faculty Board 2015

     

    Application information

    How to apply

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    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 

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