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Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code054809A
Deakin course codeE780

Note: Applicants must apply for credit transfer and recognition to complete the 8 credit point MTESOL at the time they submit their application for the course.  Documentary evidence of both the 4-year degree and teaching experience needs to be provided at that time.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL) 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 off campus as well as international students who want to study TESOL on campus in Australia. The course is open to qualified professionals including teachers, in the field of education and training.

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

All staff involved in the provision of the MTESOL are active researchers in their fields. Involvement with current educational issues is reflected in the innovative teaching methods used and the discussion of the most up to date ideas and theories in unit content.

Professional recognition

Students who are eligible for Victorian Institute of Teaching registration are advised to enrol in the accredited teaching course E752 Master of Education (TESOL) to teach ESL in Australian schools.

 

MTESOL 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.

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Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (E580)

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Teaching methods

The course is offered by on campus and flexible off-campus delivery in both full and part time mode. Students may choose to do units in either on or off campus, full or part time modes. The on campus units will be taught at the Melbourne Burwood Campus. Students receive instructional materials offered through CloudDeakin, CD-ROM and website links.

Interaction with lecturers and classmates is also provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone links. Optional weekend study schools may also be available for some units.

On campus units are normally delivered late afternoon through face-to-face teaching in scheduled classes at the Melbourne Burwood Campus.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

Students commencing prior to Trimester 2 2012:

Refer to 2012 Handbook course entry for course rules.

 

Students commencing from Trimester 2 2012:

The MTESOL is offered as:

  • a 12 credit point course comprising 12 units of study (1.5 years full time or 3 years part time) for applicants with a recognized 3 year tertiary award or
  • an 8 credit point course comprising 8 units of study (1 year full time or 2 years part time) for applicants with a recognized 4 year tertiary award and 6 months teaching practice or equivalent.

Notes:

(i) 12 credit point course students have the choice of a coursework only pathway or coursework with a research pathway.


(ii) 8 credit point course students must complete all of their units by coursework only.  The research pathway is not available to 8 credit point course students.


Enrolled students who choose not to complete the MTESOL can apply to graduate with the
GCTESOL E580 course award as an exit option.

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Detailed course rules

Students commencing prior to Trimester 2 2012:

 Refer to 2012 Handbook course entry for detailed course rules.

 

Students commencing between Trimester 2 2012 and Trimester 1 2014:

 

MTESOL 12 Credit points comprising 12 units of study for applicants with a 3 year undergraduate degree.
Coursework pathway:

  • Must successfully complete 5 MTESOL core units, and
  • Must successfully complete 5 MTESOL specialist units, and
  • Must successfully complete 2 MTESOL elective units.

Research pathway:

  • Must successfully complete 5 MTESOL core units, and
  • Must successfully complete 3 MTESOL specialist units, and
  • Must successfully complete 4 MTESOL research units.

MTESOL 8 Credit points comprising 8 units of study for applicants with a 4 year undergraduate degree and 6 months teaching experience or equivalent.

Coursework pathway only:

  • Must successfully complete 5 MTESOL core units, and
  • Must successfully complete any 3 MTESOL specialist units.

 

GCTESOL (Exit option).
Enrolled students who choose not to complete the MTESOL and apply to graduate with the GCTESOL E580 course award as an exit option, must have successfully completed any 4 core MTESOL units.

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Course structure

Students commencing prior to Trimester 2 2012:

Refer to 2012 Handbook course entry for course structure.

Students commencing between Trimester 2 2012 and Trimester 1 2014:

MTESOL Core units

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

ECL753 Linguistics for Language Teaching (B, X)  

 

Trimester 1

ECL751 Pedagogy in the Globalised Language Classroom (B, X)  

 

Trimester 2

ECL752 Innovation in Language Curriculum (B, X)  

ECL774 Learning An Additional Language (B, X)  

 

Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

ECL756 Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching (B, X)  

 

MTESOL Specialist units
Trimester 1

ECL775 Intercultural Communication in Language Classrooms (B, X)  

ECL777 Bilingualism and the Principles and Practices of Language Education (B, X)  


Trimester 1 or Trimester 3

ECL773 Learning Global English in Diverse Social Contexts (B, X)  

 

Trimester 2

ECL776 Language Testing and Assessment (B, X)  

EXE739 Internationalising the Curriculum (B, X)  

 Note: EXE739 is a MTESOL specialist unit in this course.

 

MTESOL Elective units (For 12 credit point pathway students only.)
Trimester 1

EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations (B, X)  

EXE738 Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts (B, X)  

EXE740 Independent Reading Study (B, X)  

 

Trimester 2

EEL702 New and Traditional Literacies and Diverse Student Needs (ONLINE)  

EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations (B, X)  

EXE739 Internationalising the Curriculum (B, X)  

EXE740 Independent Reading Study (B, X)  

 

Trimester 3

ECL754 Language Teaching Practice in Context (B, X)  [ECL754 will be a core unit from 2014]

 

Note: Generic units (EXE coded units) offered in on-campus mode are subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.

MTESOL Research units (For 12 credit point pathway students only.)

EXR781 Education Research Methodology (B, X)  

EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project (X)  

EXR796 Research Paper Part A (B, X)  

EXR797 Research Paper Part B (B, X)  

 

Notes:

(i)Research pathway only available to students taking the 12 credit point course.  Research pathway students must meet the requirements/prerequisites for entry into each research unit. Research units to be completed over at least 3 trimesters of study.

(ii) EXR791 MTESOL students must have achieved a Distinction average grade in the 4 units studied prior to seeking enrolment in the unit.

(iii) EXR797 and  EXR796 are also offered in trimester 3 subject to the availability of appropriate supervisors and in consultation with the Course Director.

 

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