As this is a specialist field, you’ll firstly need a recognised teaching qualification if you wish to teach in Australia. When you complete this course, you’ll be able to teach TESOL in nearly any school or institution (dependent on what level of teaching you’re qualified for – primary, secondary or other). This is also a widely recognised qualification for teaching overseas.
Postgraduate (further study)
A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.
Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)
Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.
Please note: our courses do not provide an initial teaching qualification for primary or secondary teaching in Australia. Students who seek such an initial qualification should consider the Master of Teaching or Master of Applied Learning and Teaching.
Learn from the best
Deakin’s TESOL team have a breadth of expertise in language teaching and learning, including experience in a wide range of cultural contexts. They are all active researchers in the field, and have a strong commitment to language education in intercultural contexts, both nationally and internationally.
We have developed strong partnerships with education communities, governments and research institutions in Australia and overseas, particularly in Europe, the Asia-Pacific Region and Latin America. The Centre for Teaching and Learning Languages (CTaLL) is a research group within the TESOL/Languages team which both develops these connections and serves as a forum for our postgraduate research students and their work.
Research with us
If you’ve got a unique insight to bring to teaching English to speakers of other languages, take on a higher degree by research. We have the staff expertise and industry links to help you make a difference to the education community.
Our courses are endorsed by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), and regarded as specialist teaching. We’ve also got links with a number of industry partners including:
- Department of Education and Training (DET)
- National Taiwan Normal University
- International Centre for Classroom Research, University of Melbourne
- various schools
- universities in Germany, Sweden and Mexico.
Deakin's 15% postgraduate bursary
If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate 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.
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