Teaching English to speakers of other languages



Our courses address the diversity of educational backgrounds of students interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). They cater to students with or without teaching experience. Students who’d like to enter the teaching profession should consider the Master of Teaching or Master of Applied Learning and Teaching, while the Master of TESOL is suitable for experienced TESOL professionals who’d like to develop their understanding of current practices.

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Study with us and you’ll be learning from Deakin’s expert education staff. As active researchers in the field, they're committed to making a positive impact on education in Australia and around the world.


We've developed strong partnerships with education communities, governments and research institutions – which all serve to develop your contacts and workplace learning programs in the sector.

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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.

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Recent Deakin research

Diglossia and its practice in multilingual Fiji 

Margaret Kamla Kumar discusses the linguistic complexity of the country in relation to its three main languages: Bauan Fijian, Shudh Hindi and English.

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:

  • Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (RECSAM)
  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)
  • National Taiwan Normal University
  • International Centre for Classroom Research, University of Melbourne
  • various schools
  • universities in Germany, Sweden and Mexico.

Career opportunities

As this is a specialist field, you’ll firstly need a recognised teaching qualification. 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).

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