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Depending on your professional experience and previous qualifications, the Master of Languages Teaching is typically between
- 1 year full time (2 years part time) - 8 credit points, and 1.5 years full time (3 years part time) - 12 credit points
Deakin courses can also be studied part time over a longer period
Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 2 2020 close 10 July 2020
Current Deakin Students
To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook
The Masters of Languages Teaching develops specialised skills and knowledge for professional practice in teaching. This course is designed to provide qualified teachers with a comprehensive grounding in the theory and practice of languages teaching.Read More
The Master of Languages Teaching is typically 12 credit points.
The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) – your professional experience and previous qualifications – which can save you time and money
To be awarded a Master of Languages Teaching, students are required to successfully complete the following:
- Academic Integrity AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit) and
- 4 credit points of compulsory core units (ETL706, ETL709, ETL710 and ETL716); and
- 8 credit points of study as a combination of research units and units from course electives list A in one of the following configurations:
- 2 credit points of research units - EDX701 and EDX707; and
- 6 credit points units from courses electives list A
Option 2 (PHD Pathway)
- 6 credit points of research units - EDX701, EDX712, EDX705 (2cps), EDX706 (2cps); and
- 2 credit points of units from course electives list A
Course Electives List A
Options 1 & 2
Plus 6 credit points of electives
Plus 2 credit points of electives
Master of Languages Teaching
2020 course information
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
This is not an initial teacher education qualification. Students wishing to enter the profession of teaching should instead consider one of our five Master of Teaching courses or E730 Master of Applied Learning and Teaching
Additional course information
Students must ensure they have a current up to date Working with Children Check prior to going on placement.
For further information contact the School of Education, Professional Experience office.
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Ask a question about studying at Deakin
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Admission to study postgraduate coursework at Deakin is based on recognition of your professional experience and previous qualifications.
Admission is based on:
- Bachelor degree in the field of Education that is a recognised initial teacher qualification for the purposes of registration as a primary or secondary teacher in Australia AND sufficient prior study in the language for meeting specialist area guidelines of the VIT. (VIT guidelines: three quarters of a year of successful full-time higher education study in the language (major sequence in the language), or a statement of equivalence from an approved university)
Recognition of prior learning
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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
Learn more about fees.
The available fee places for this course are detailed above.
Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:
- If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
- If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.
* One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
What is FEE-HELP?
FEE-HELP loans cover up to 100% of tuition fees for eligible students. By taking out a FEE-HELP loan, the government pays your tuition fees directly to Deakin, and the balance is repaid from your employment income - but only once you're earning over $45,881.
Please note: fees shown by the calculator are indicative only and based on 2020 rates. Actual fees may vary. We advise confirming fees with Prospective Student Enquiries prior to enrolment.
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- gives no warranty and accepts no responsibility for the currency, accuracy or the completeness of the information provided;
- advises users that no reliance should be placed upon on the information provided, and;
- instructs users that they should confirm the actual course fee with Prospective Student Enquiries prior to enrolment.
This tool provides indicative information about the fees that will be payable in respect of courses and subjects offered to prospective students domiciled in Australia during the periods indicated.
Please note that the fees shown by the calculator are indicative only and actual fees may vary. Users are advised to confirm the actual course fee with Prospective Student Enquiries prior to enrolment.
The estimated course fee is based on the tuition fee costs applicable to a domestic full time student commencing the course in Trimester 1 and studying full time for the duration of the course but:
- does not include non-tuition costs that may apply, such as Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF);
- does not take into account any scholarships or bursaries awarded to the student (including the 15% Deakin Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Bursary);
- assumes the maximum number of units that need to be successfully completed. Actual number completed may be reduced if Recognition of Prior Learning is granted;
- assumes that no exceptional, or non-typical, circumstances apply to the proposed course of study;
- assumes that the options that the user selects are appropriate for the course of study that they intend to undertake;
- where fees are estimated for future years those fee will be subject to annual increases in accordance with increases in the cost of course delivery.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
How to apply
For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.
Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.
Students are able to undertake one of two options for research training and research in the course. Each option has a common foundation that is based on an introductory unit of one credit point in research design & method. This research study is then further supported by one of the three research options:
Option 1: application of the research training through a one credit point research based project for professional practice;
Option 2: advanced research training of one credit point of either quantitative or qualitative research methods; and Minor Thesis (4 credit points).
Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
1800 693 888
Why choose Deakin
This course is designed to broaden the skills of those working as registered teachers in primary and secondary schools, by adding a VIT-endorsed specialist teaching method area in Languages teaching to their existing teacher registration. A Masters level qualification in Education additionally offers relevant professional learning to teachers who seek to move into, or already occupy, leadership, coordination or specialist positions in school systems.
For more information go to 'DeakinTALENT
Endorsed by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for specialist teaching in combination with an approved preservice education qualification.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
Use expert specialist knowledge of the theoretical principles, concepts and methodologies which underpin contemporary approaches to languages teaching (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and apply this knowledge to:
|Use advanced communication skills to interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, and professional decisions, and communicate these to both languages teaching and non- languages teaching audiences|
|Use expert knowledge of and technical proficiency in digital technologies that can be specifically used to creatively support languages teaching|
|Have expert knowledge and skills in the critical analysis of, and the capacity to reflect on current theories in second language acquisition, languages teaching principles and practice|
|Use expert knowledge of languages teaching methodologies and understanding of the diverse needs of students to make high level, independent judgements in a range of languages teaching related problems and questions|
|Understand the importance of self-directed learning for professional growth and demonstrate personal autonomy and accountability for individual intellectual development and furthering learning|
|Collaborate effectively with others to achieve high standards and best practice in languages teaching|
|Understand and appreciate the value of cultural and linguistic diversity and its place in languages teaching and use knowledge of the sociocultural contexts of languages teaching to enhance teaching and learning|
Approved by Faculty Board June 2015
* 2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
# ARWU Rankings 2019
~ According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^ Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
^^ Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
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