The Graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a 36-unit program of study offered by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. The course is designed to be completed in one year of full-time study, or the equivalent part-time study.
Applicants must normally hold an approved Bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
This course aims to provide opportunities for students to explore current theories and research trends in second language acquisition and to investigate classroom issues related to TESOL. Students will also acquire a range of skills and capacities to critique second language teaching methodologies while gaining insights into the interaction between culture and language as it relates to TESOL.
On completion of this course students will be able to:
- discuss current theories in second language acquisition
- evaluate and analyse classroom issues related to TESOL
- compare various second language teaching theories and methodologies and communicate them (as well as the differences between them) to a range of audiences
- compare second language teaching methodologies and approaches and appropriately adapt them to a range of classroom teaching scenarios
- synthesise knowledge and skills in TESOL research.
Eligible students may be granted 18 units of credit for successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Program of study
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:
Core - Year 1 topics
13.5 units comprising:
ESOL8001 Fundamental Concepts of Second Language Learning and Teaching in TESOL GE (4.5 units)
ESOL9004 Curriculum Development and Teaching Practice in TESOL GE (4.5 units)
ESOL9007 Research in TESOL (4.5 units)
Option - Year 1 topics
Plus 22.5 units of topics from the following list:
ESOL8002 Language Assessment in TESOL GE (4.5 units)
ESOL8003 English Linguistics in TESOL GE (4.5 units)
ESOL9005 Principles of Teaching and Learning in TESOL GE (4.5 units)
ESOL9006 English as a Global Language (4.5 units)
EDUC9704 Exploring Language Pedagogy - Theory and Practice (4.5 units)
EDUC9705 Developing Literacies Through Intercultural Language Learning (4.5 units)
EDUC9706 Visualising Language Learning (4.5 units)
EDUC9708 New technologies and e-pedagogy in foreign language education (4.5 units)