Discipline

Teaching English to speakers of other languages

Learn how to connect social and cultural contexts with language acquisition theory. Suitable for students with or without teaching experience, our TESOL courses enable you to develop competencies in areas such as curriculum, assessment and pedagogy.

Industry partners: connect with VicTESOL

Graduate Certificate of TESOL: offered fully online, study and learn anywhere

Career opportunities

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

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.

Research

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.

Partnerships

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.

Education and teaching discipline - TESOL

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.

Learn about research at deakin

Our 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
  • VicTESOL
  • universities in Germany, Sweden and Mexico.

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