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Master of Arts in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching - 979AA

Course Code: 979AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
UAC Code: 880440
CRICOS Code: 065517M
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an Overall Academic IELTS score of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Delve into the wonderful world of language

The University of Canberra’s Master of Arts in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching is highly regarded internationally and has placed graduates in senior positions throughout Australia and across the world. During this course, you will expand your understanding of language teaching in a variety of educational, social and cultural contexts, enhancing your knowledge in areas such as curriculum design, assessment, discourse analysis, English grammar and phonetics, and language acquisition.

This practical course will train you in everything you need to learn thanks to observation of real-world classes and participation in professional workshops. At the completion of the course, you will be classroom-ready for a senior role in English or foreign language teaching, whether helping adults or children overseas or closer to home.

Study a Master of Arts in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching at UC and you will:

  • broaden and deepen your understanding of language teaching in a variety of educational, social and cultural contexts
  • enhance your knowledge in areas such as curriculum design and evaluation, testing and assessment, discourse analysis, language acquisition, research methods, and approaches to teaching grammar
  • gain practical knowledge and skills while reviewing the way that beliefs, principles and theories affect teaching
  • be able to make informed pedagogical decisions
  • understand the relationship between language teaching and learning.

Work Integrated Learning

This course has been developed with Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at its core. The content has been created by TESOL and foreign language professionals, and kept relevant and up-to-date through consistent monitoring of, and engagement with, the industry. You’ll undertake authentic assessment tasks which are highly relevant to the day-to-day practice of education, dealing regularly with real-world problems, and will be encouraged to apply course learnings to your own educational employment context.

Career opportunities

  • English teacher
  • Foreign language teacher
  • Academic adviser
  • TESOL language instructor
  • TESOL program director
  • TESOL textbook writer/editor
  • Private English tutor
  • Private foreign language tutor
  • Adult and community education (ACE) teacher
  • Primary or secondary EALD classroom teacher (English as an Additional Language or Dialect)
  • ESL language school teacher (English as a Second Language)
  • ELICOS teacher (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students)
  • AMEP teacher (Adult Migrant Education Program)
  • SEE trainer/assessor (Skills for Education and Employment)
  • WELL practitioner (Workplace English Language and Literacy)

Course-specific information

Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching may apply and receive credit for units within this course if they have a bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant work experience, or a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold bachelor's degree in any discipline plus three years formal work experience in a relevant field or a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Relevant fields are language teaching, language-related education, administration and research, and linguistics.

Assumed Knowledge

Competence in spoken and written English.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MA TESOL

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020

CSP

$27,500

2021

CSP

$27,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
On completion of the Master of Arts in TESOL and FLT, students should be able to:
- teach confidently and competently;
Communication
Professionalism and Social Responsibility
- make informed pedagogical decisions; Problem Solving
- understand the relationship between language teaching and learning; Analysis and Inquiry
Problem Solving
- demonstrate cross-cultural awareness; Communication
- conduct research to investigate practical problems; Analysis and Inquiry
Problem Solving
Professionalism and Social Responsibility
- synthesize, present and defend ideas and arguments intelligently. Analysis and Inquiry
Problem Solving
-communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries; Communication
-use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively Communication
Working Independently and with others

Course Duration

Standard three semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twelve semesters.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Diploma in TESOL (from the course Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching) is subsumable to this course if the student has a bachelor's degree and three years relevant work experience, or a bachelor's degree in a relevant field.

Internationalisation

This qualification may be used Overseas

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 YES NO
2021 YES NO

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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