Graduate Certificate of Education (Teaching Languages other than English)

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Education (Teaching Languages other than English)
Duration 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeE554

This is an exit only course.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Education (Teaching Languages Other Than English) aims to meet the professional learning needs of educators who require a substantive, postgraduate program of study in the field of Teaching Languages Other Than English (TLOTE), but do not wish to complete a full Master of Education level of study. This course aims to provide teachers with a high quality program linked to their professional and career development needs in areas that are of priority for schools.

This course is designed to meet the needs of teachers working in all sectors of the TLOTE field in Australia and overseas. It is designed to provide a sound understanding of key principles and current innovative practice in Languages other than English language teaching around the world and is suitable for qualified teachers who may or may not already be teaching in the TLOTE area.

Professional recognition

Endorsed by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for meeting the Specialist Area Guidelines for LOTE, for already qualified teachers.

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


Teaching methods

Students receive instructional materials offered through CloudDeakin and website links. Interaction with lecturers and classmates is also provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone links.

Campus based TLOTE units are delivered through face to face teaching in scheduled classes at Burwood (Melbourne).

Articulation

This course is an exit course from Master of Education (TLOTE) – E754, and provides an early exit option for students in E754.  Refer to entrance requirements for E754.

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on four credit points (which equals 0.5 Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than four credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by four, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

Students are required to successfully complete 4 credit points of study.  Four units are taken from a combination of generic and specialist units chosen in consultation with the course director.

Course structure

Core units

ECL751 PEDAGOGY IN THE GLOBALISED LANGUAGE CLASSROOM is no longer available for enrolment. Students are advised to complete the following unit:

ETL710Teaching and Learning in Languages Classrooms

Or

ECL752 INNOVATION IN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM is no longer available for enrolment. Students are advised to complete the following unit:

ETL704Innovation in Language Curriculum

And

ECL755 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN TESOL OR LOTE is no longer available for enrolment. Students are advised to complete the following unit:

ETL706Reflective Practice in EAL and Languages Classrooms

ECL753 LINGUISTICS FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING is no longer available for enrolment. Students are advised to complete the following unit:

ETL702Linguistics for Second Language Teachers

ECL777 BILINGUALISM AND THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF LANGUAGE EDUCATION is no longer available for enrolment. Students are advised to complete the following unit:

ETL709Multilingualism and Multilingual Education in Global Contexts

Note: ETL706 incorporates a professional experience placement of 22 days of supervised teaching practice in LOTE, for those applicants who wish to meet Victorian Institute of Teaching requirements.

The type of professional experience placement undertaken and the number of days satisfactorily completed will be identified on the student's transcript.