Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Postgraduate coursework

Gain specialist teaching skills via Deakin's postgraduate course, the Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages.

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS band score overall 6.5, no band less than 6.0

Duration

0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

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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Course structure

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

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

    Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages
    Year
    2019 course information
    Deakin code
    E580
    CRICOS code?
    089292C
    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

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

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Participation requirements

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor degree in any discipline OR
    • at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

    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 should check the Entry and English Language requirements.

    IELTS / English language requirements

    Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

    It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. 

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    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 might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

    Search or browse through our scholarships

    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

    Graduate outcomes

    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.

    For more information go to 'DeakinTALENT '

    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 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

     

    Application information

    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 Apply web page.  Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin
    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB


    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.


    Entry pathways

    This course is a pathway to E757 Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and E771 Master of Education 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

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
    Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

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