Master of Languages Teaching

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

The Masters of Languages Teaching develops specialised skills and knowledge for professional practice in teaching. This course is designed to provide qualified teachers with a comprehensive grounding in the theory and practice of languages teaching. 

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Key facts

Duration

This course is 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent duration. 

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 (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

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

Key information

Award granted

Master of Languages Teaching

Year

2018 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

$22,000 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
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Fee rate

Estimated tuition fee – (CSP):
To be advised (currently pending an announcement from the Australian Government on the 2017-18 Budget).
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Deakin code

E756

Level

Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)

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 9.

Course Structure

Students must complete 12 credit points of units as follows:

  • AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit) and
  • 4 credit points of compulsory core units (ETL706, ETL709, ETL710 and ETL716); and
  • 8 credit points of study as a combination of research and elective units in one of the following configurations:

Option 1:

  • 2 credit points of research units - EDX701 and EDX707; and
  • 6 credit points of electives

Option 2 (PHD Pathway) 

  • 6 credit points of research units - EDX701, EDX705 (2cps), EDX706 (2cps), EDX712; and
  • 2 credit points of electives

 

4

Core units

8

Research/Elective units

12

Total

Entry requirements

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate 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 AND
• sufficient prior study in the language for meeting specialist area guidelines of the VIT. (VIT guidelines: three quarters of a year of successful full-time higher education study in the language (major sequence in the language), or a statement of equivalence from an approved university.)

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

Research Information

Students are able to undertake one of two options for research training and research in the course. Each option has a common foundation that is based on an introductory unit of one credit point in research design & method. This research study is then further supported by one of the three research options:

Option 1: application of the research training through a one credit point research based project for professional practice;

Option 2: advanced research training of one credit point of either quantitative or qualitative research methods; and Minor Thesis (4 credit points).

Professional Recognition

Endorsed by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for specialist teaching in combination with an approved preservice education qualification.

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 Languages teaching to their existing teacher registration. A Masters level qualification in Education additionally offers relevant professional learning to teachers who seek to move into, or already occupy, leadership, coordination or specialist positions in school systems.

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Course learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Use expert specialist knowledge of the theoretical principles, concepts and methodologies which underpin contemporary approaches to languages teaching (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)  and apply this knowledge to:

  • critically analyse and interpret languages teaching environments
  • utilise contextually responsive and innovative approaches in languages teaching contexts and practices
  • reflect on performance feedback to identify self-improvement opportunities
  • adhere to professional and ethical standards in languages teaching research and practice
  • undertake research in languages teaching

Communication

Use advanced communication skills to interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, and professional decisions, and communicate these to both languages teaching and non- languages teaching audiences

Digital literacy

Use expert knowledge of and technical proficiency in digital technologies that can be specifically used to creatively support languages teaching

Critical thinking

Have expert knowledge and skills in the critical analysis of, and the capacity to reflect on current theories in second language acquisition, languages teaching principles and practice

Problem solving

Use expert knowledge of languages teaching methodologies and understanding of the diverse needs of students to make high level, independent judgements in a range of languages teaching related problems and questions

Self-management

Understand the importance of self-directed learning for professional growth and demonstrate personal autonomy and accountability for individual intellectual development and furthering learning

Teamwork

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

Global citizenship

Understand and appreciate the value of cultural and linguistic diversity and its place in languages teaching and use knowledge of the sociocultural contexts of languages teaching to enhance teaching and learning 

Approved by Faculty Board June 2015

 

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

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 the first year of this course. 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 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

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

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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

Students must ensure they have a current up to date Working with Children Check prior to going on placement. 

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

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.

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