Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Course summary for international students
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1*), July (Trimester 2*) and November (Trimester 3**)
* Trimesters 1 and 2 are available for both campus and Cloud (online) intakes.
** Trimester 3 is available for Burwood (Melbourne) campus mode intake only.
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$21,250* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||084001D|
IELTS band score of 6.5 with no band less than 6
|Deakin course code||E757|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
New course commencing 2015.
Notes: Trimester 3 2014 commencing students to refer to 2014 course versions:
- Course overview
- Cloud (online) studies
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
- Further study
The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL) is designed to meet the professional needs of students from a wide diversity of backgrounds in education who wish to teach English as an additional language. 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. This course will enable students to; develop skills in analysing their learners' language, understand the implications of English as an international language and increase their understanding of the language teaching profession in local and global contexts. Students will also develop the ability to critically interpret communication in intercultural contexts.
Cloud (online) studies
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
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.
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.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been 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 a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
Graduates will be eligible to Teach English to Speakers of other Languages in Australia and overseas in a variety of settings depending on qualifications required by the employer.
To be awarded a Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, students are required to successfully complete 12 credit points comprising:
- 4 credit points of core units; and
- 8 credit points of study as a combination of research and elective units in one of the following three configurations:
- 2 credit points of research units (EXR782 and EXR783) and
- 6 credit points of electives
- 4 credit points of research units including a 2cp research paper (EXR781, EXR791, EXR796, EXR797); and
- 4 credit points of electives
- 6 credit points of research units including a 4cp thesis (EXR781, EXR791, EXR798, EXR799); and
- 2 credit points of electives
Note: Option 3 provides a research pathway for students to apply for entry to PhD.
|ECL751||Pedagogy in the Globalised Language Classroom|
|ECL752||Innovation in Language Curriculum|
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3
|ECL753||Linguistics for Language Teaching|
Trimester 2 or Trimester 3
|ECL756||Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching|
|ECL775||Intercultural Communication in Language Classrooms|
|ECL777||Bilingualism and the Principles and Practices of Language Education|
Trimester 1 or Trimester 3
|ECL773||Learning Global English in Diverse Social Contexts|
|ECL774||Learning An Additional Language|
|ECL776||Language Testing and Assessment|
|EXE739||Internationalising the Curriculum|
|ECL754||Language Teaching Practice in Context|
|EXR782||Research Design, Development and Method in Education|
|EXR783||Independent Research Project for Professional Practice|
|EXR781||Education Research Methodology|
|EXR791||Designing and Developing a Research Project|
|EXR796||Research Paper Part A|
|EXR797||Research Paper Part B|
|EXR798||Minor Thesis Part A|
|EXR799||Minor Thesis Part B|
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 mode 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).
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
The course is open to qualified professionals including teachers, in the field of education and training.
Entrants to this 12 credit point course must have successfully completed a recognised 3 or 4 year tertiary degree or its equivalent in the field of education.
Enrolled students who choose not to complete the MTESOL and apply to graduate with the GCTESOL award as an exit (only) option, must have successfully completed 4 core MTESOL units.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact email@example.com
|Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (E580)|
Students who successfully complete the research pathway will be eligible to apply for entry to the PhD.