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Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) - EDG301

Course Code: EDG301
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
UAC Code: 880443
CRICOS Code: 098024D
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

 

Learn to teach a language and open a world of possibilities!

Language teachers are in demand in Australia and around the world and UC’s Master of TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching degree delivers the practical skills and knowledge that will help students of English and other languages reach their full potential.

No previous teaching experience or qualification required!

You’ll explore teaching methodology and practice, linguistics, oral communication, language acquisition and curriculum design – and how to apply these in numerous language education settings. Your new understanding of people coming from a wide range of cultural, social and religious backgrounds will also equip you with the valuable knowledge and skills needed to nurture your students’ futures in the workplace and beyond.

Build your skills step-by-step. This nationally and internationally recognised degree is part of an articulated postgraduate program of study that begins with a graduate certificate and ends with a master’s degree.  

Study the Master of TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching at UC and you will:

 

  • master the skills required for the effective teaching and learning of English and other languages
  • build specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice in a range of educational settings
  • empower learners with your strong subject and pedagogical knowledge
  • strengthen your professional leadership skills
  • critically reflect on the ways in which language education theory and research informs teaching practice
  • establish and maintain ethical and respectful relationships with students, colleagues and parents
  • develop the strengths and linguistic needs of students from diverse cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL is an integral part of the UC journey and all students are encouraged to actively attend and participate in relevant placements, workshops, conferences and events where they will have the opportunity to engage with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

This approach gives students an invaluable opportunity to meet and build strong networking relationships with industry professionals and greatly improves their employability at time of graduation.

Career opportunities

A UC Master of TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching degree prepares for a career in a wide range of professional contexts and leadership positions in Australia and internationally, including teaching English to speakers of other languages, or a foreign language. Graduates can work in such roles as:

 

  • teacher of English as a second language in Australia
  • teacher of a language other than English
  • adult educator
  • workplace-based TESOL instructor
  • director of language education
  • community educator
  • teaching assistant
  • language specialist
  • interpreter
  • academic director
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) specialist
  • community or refugee support officer
  • curriculum adviser
  • flexible learning developer
  • language coach/tutor
  • lecturer
  • education entrepreneur
  • foreign aid worker
  • researcher
  • language teaching policy design and implementation

 

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 have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University Admissions Committee. No teaching experience is required.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for Domestic Applicants

This course is only available for part-time enrolment when commencing in Semester 2. Please contact the Program Director for options.

Course Requirements

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

Placement Requirements

Must have Working With Vulnerable People registration for entry to the compulsory practice unit.

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching GradDip TESOL&FLT

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching (FLT)

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020

CSP

$28,500

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
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will have advanced knowledge of K1 - language, and language teaching and learning practice in a variety of educational, social and cultural contexts. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will apply knowledge and skills with judgement, creativity, and personal autonomy to make a positive and sustained contribution to the field of language teaching and learning in A3 - their work at the interface of theory/research and practice. UC graduates are professional: Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduate are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will have S1 - advanced cognitive, creative, analytical, communicative and critical skills consistent with an advanced, theoretical knowledge of language and language teaching and learning. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will have S2 - technical and creative skills to work as a practitioner in language teaching and learning. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduate are lifelong learners: Be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will apply knowledge and skills with judgement, creativity, and personal autonomy to make a positive and sustained contribution to the field of language teaching and learning in A2 - their ongoing professional development in language teaching and learning. UC graduates are professional: Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will apply knowledge and skills with judgement, creativity, and personal autonomy to make a positive and sustained contribution to the field of language teaching and learning in A1 - their professional practice in language teaching and learning. UC graduates are professional: Communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will have S4 - cognitive skills to reflect critically on the nexus between theory and professional practice. UC graduate are global citizens: Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Graduates of the Grad Dip TESOL/FLT will have advanced knowledge of K2 - of current research findings and methods in language teaching and learning. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduate are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard 1 year full-time or equivalent. Maximum 4 years.

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

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching is subsumable into this course. The Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching is subsumable to the Master of TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching.

Government Support

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

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