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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages)|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Off campus|
|Duration||0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||048716A|
|Deakin course code||E552|
The Graduate Certificate of Education is designed to allow teachers to undertake focused short-term study programs and to gain credit for them. The courses aim to provide teachers with high quality programs linked to their professional and career development needs in areas that are of priority for schools and systems.
This course is designed to meet the needs of teachers working in all sectors of the TESOL field in Australia and overseas. It is designed to provide a sound understanding of key principles and current innovative practice in English language teaching around the world and is also suitable for qualified teachers who are newcomers to TESOL. Applicants who wish to teach ESL in government schools in Victoria must meet specific content and practical teaching requirements in the Graduate Certificate of Education (GCertEd) in the related specialist field, as well as having a recognised teaching qualification that permits them to be employed as a teacher in Victoria. A number of adult ESL settings and programs may also require this level of qualification for employment purposes.
Applicants without a recognised teaching qualification who are working in the field of adult education or in overseas countries must undertake the Master of TESOL E780 course.
Endorsed by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for specialist teaching.
International students and permanent residents
Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) will be required to demonstrate an IELTS of an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas where there is no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening. You are advised to read the VIT's Qualification for Teachers Registration policy carefully which is available at: Further information
Students receive instructional materials through CloudDeakin, CD-ROM and website links. Interaction with lecturers is provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone links.
Optional weekend study schools may also be available for some units.
On campus TESOL units are delivered through face to face teaching in scheduled classes at the Melbourne Burwood Campus.
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
Students commencing prior to Trimester 2 2012:
Refer to 2012 Handbook course entry for Course Rules.
Students commencing from Trimester 2 2012:
The course requires the completion of 4 credit points comprising four core units.
Refer to 2012 Handbook course entry for course structure.
Trimester 1 or Trimester 2
|ECL755||Professional Practice in TESOL or LOTE (X)|
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3
|ECL753||Linguistics for Language Teaching (B, X)|
|ECL751||Pedagogy in the Globalised Language Classroom (B, X)|
|ECL752||Innovation in Language Curriculum (B, X)|
Note: ECL755 Professional Practice in TESOL incorporates a practicum of 22 days of supervised teaching practice in TESOL for those applicants who wish to meet Victorian Institute of Teaching requirements. The type of practicum undertaken and the number of days satisfactorily completed will be identified on the student's transcript.
Students who intend to undertake practicum in Victorian schools are required to complete a WWCC unless a copy of Victorian teacher registration is provided. Students requiring a WWCC should contact the Professional Experience coordinator email: Ian.Trend@deakin.edu.au