Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages
Duration 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeE580

This is an exit only course.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (GC TESOL ) is a short-term focused study that forms part of and with a direct pathway into the Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL) which is designed to address the wide diversity of educational backgrounds of students who wish to teach English, and to meet their professional needs. This course is offered to Australian students working and/or intending to work overseas as TESOL teachers, students who are unable to leave their place of work or country and wish to study in Cloud (online) mode as well as international students who want to study TESOL in Australia. The course is open to qualified professionals including teachers, in the field of education and training.

This course offers the opportunity for students to critically interpret communication in intercultural contexts; develop skills in analysing their learners' language and English as an international language; and develop an understanding of the language teaching profession in a local and global context.

Professional recognition

GC TESOL is not an initial teaching qualification in Australia. If an applicant does not already hold a teaching qualification recognized in Victoria they cannot meet VIT requirements through undertaking this course.

Students who are qualified teachers and are eligible for Victorian Institute of Teaching registration are advised to enrol in the accredited teaching course E552 Graduate Certificate of Education (TESOL) to teach ESL in Australian schools.


Teaching Methods

The course is offered by campus and Cloud (online) delivery in both full and part time mode. Students may choose to do units in either campus or Cloud (online), full or part time modes. The campus based units will be taught at Burwood (Melbourne). 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 units are normally delivered late afternoon through face-to-face teaching in scheduled classes at Burwood (Melbourne).

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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 0.5 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 4 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 0.5 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The GCTESOL is a 4 credit point exit-only course comprising 4 units of study (0.5 year full time or 1 year part time).

Students must have successfully completed any 4 MTESOL units.

Course structure

MTESOL units

Core units

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

ETL701TESOL Method

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

ETL704Innovation in Language Curriculum

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

ETL705Pedagogic Grammar

ETL712Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching

Elective units

ECL754 LANGUAGE TEACHING PRACTICE IN CONTEXT is no longer available for enrolment. Students are advised to complete the following unit:

ETL708Language Teaching in Practice

ETL713Learning Global English in Diverse Social Contexts

ECL774 LEARNING AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE is no longer available for enrolment. Students are advised to complete the following unit:

ETL711Learning An Additional Language

ETL703Intercultural Communication in Language Classrooms

ETL714Language Testing and Assessment

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

ETL715Internationalising the Curriculum

Research units

EXR781Education Research Methodology

EXR791Designing and Developing a Research Project

EDX703Research Paper A

EDX704Research Paper B

EDX705Minor Thesis A

EDX706Minor Thesis B

Students commencing prior to Trimester 2 2012:

Refer to 2012 Handbook course entry for course rules and structure.

Students commencing between Trimester 2 2012 and Trimester 1 2015:

Refer to 2014 Handbook course entry for course rules and structure.