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Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Award granted

Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1.5 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 2013

$16,110 - Full-fee paying place

Faculty contacts

Faculty of Arts and Education

Tel 03 5227 1359 Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Tel 03 9246 8100 Burwood (Melbourne)

Email artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au

 

Course Director

Dr Rod Neilsen, +61 3 924 45437, rod.neilsen@deakin.edu.au

 

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

CRICOS course code054809A
Deakin course code E780

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 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 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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Fees and charges

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.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

* 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 2014, 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 2014 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.

Career opportunities

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.

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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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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:

Refer to 2013 Handbook course entry for course structure.

Students commencing from Trimester 1 2014:

MTESOL Core units

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

ECL753 Linguistics for Language Teaching  

 

Trimester 1

ECL751 Pedagogy in the Globalised Language Classroom  

 

Trimester 2

ECL752 Innovation in Language Curriculum  

ECL774 Learning An Additional Language  

 

Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

ECL756 Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching  

 

Trimester 3

ECL754 Language Teaching Practice in Context  

 

MTESOL Specialist units
Trimester 1

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  

 

Trimester 2

ECL776 Language Testing and Assessment  

EXE739 Internationalising the Curriculum  

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  

EXE738 Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts  

EXE740 Independent Reading Study  

 

Trimester 2

EEL702 New and Traditional Literacies and Diverse Student Needs  

EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations  

EXE739 Internationalising the Curriculum  

EXE740 Independent Reading Study  

 

Note: Generic units (EXE coded units) offered via 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  

EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project  

EXR796 Research Paper Part A  

EXR797 Research Paper Part B  

 

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.

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:

Refer to 2013 Handbook course entry for detailed course rules.

 

Students commencing from 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 the suite of MTESOL units offered from the list of MTESOL core and MTESOL specialist units on offer (11 units), and
  • Must successfully complete 1 MTESOL elective units.

Research pathway:

  • Must successfully complete 4 MTESOL core units, and
  • Must successfully complete 4 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 a minumum of 4 MTESOL core units, and
  • Must successfully complete a further 4 units from the list of MTESOL core or MTESOL specialist units on offer.

 

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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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 mode units will be taught at Burwood (Melbourne). 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.

Campus based units are normally delivered late afternoon through face-to-face teaching in scheduled classes at Burwood (Melbourne).

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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.

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Entry requirements - specific

The course is open to qualified professionals including teachers, in the field of education and training. Special entry is available for other applicants who can demonstrate that their professional needs will be satisfied by the course.

 

Entrants to this 12 credit point course must have successfully completed a recognised 3 year tertiary degree or its equivalent. Entrants who have successfully completed a recognised 4 year tertiary degree or its equivalent, along with demonstrated teaching content either within their award or as professional experience equivalent to 6 months teaching practice, are required to complete 8 credit points.

 

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.


Students applying for entry to MTESOL after having completed the GCTESOL must have achieved at least a grade of Credit in each unit.  Note that GCTESOL is an exit course only from 2012.

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Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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Credit for prior learning - specific

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.

 

Credit transfer of up to one credit point will be considered for students who have completed the Adult Multicultural Education Services (AMES) module "Computer Assisted Language Learning" (CALL) for any of the 'electives'.

Credit transfer of up to four units will be considered for students who have completed equivalent units elsewhere. Decisions will be made on a case by case basis according to the University entry and selection and credit transfer policies.

Students applying for Credit transfer after having completed the GCTESOL must have achieved at least a grade of Credit in each unit.  Note that GCTESOL is an exit only course from 2012.

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How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

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Alternate exits

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

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Further study

Students who successfully complete the research pathway will be eligible to apply for entry to the PhD.

 

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