Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Program code

5727

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 to 2 years full-time

Credit points

160

Indicative fee

$29,000.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor degree or higher

    (more)

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

097291D

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Why choose this program?

The Trimester 3 intake will not be available to those students entering with advanced standing.

The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) provides academic and pedagogical foundations for professionals who are or will be involved in work that focuses on the learning and teaching of English as a second or foreign language. The degree provides a qualification in the teaching of English in a variety of contexts with a strong focus on teaching in the Asia-Pacific region.

The program content is internationalised and intercultural, focusing on the development of a knowledge base and analytical skills that will enable graduates to operate in a range of roles involving the need to understand how second and foreign languages are learned. Much of the content of the program is also relevant to teachers of languages other than English. The course includes a research component requiring the knowledge and application of research principles and practices relating to professional work or learning in TESOL.

Please note that this program does not lead to teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Duration

The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:

If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in:
Bachelor, any discipline 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Bachelor, related discipline
OR
Graduate Certificate, related discipline
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of advanced standing)
Bachelor Honours, related discipline
OR
Graduate Diploma, related discipline
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (with 80 credit points of advanced standing)

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3016 Graduate Certificate in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages Nathan, Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
5727 Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (this program) Nathan Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

The Master of TESOL is offered full-time, part-time and on-campus at Nathan. Some courses are also offered online.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

My career opportunities

Graduates will find employment opportunities locally or overseas teaching English as a second or foreign language, or working in leadership positions in language teaching institutions. These include opportunities at TAFE or technical colleges, university language centres, private language schools and language teaching institutions for migrants.

There are many rewarding career choices for graduates with this Master of TESOL degree such as:

  • ESL/EFL language instructor/literacy educator
  • ESL/EFL Director of Studies
  • ESL/EFL learning/teaching material writer/editor/assessor/curriculum developer
  • TESOL teacher educator
  • Academic advisor for students who are interested in learning a second or foreign language including English
  • Researcher in language learning/teaching
  • Language education policy adviser.

Program accreditation

The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is endorsed by the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS).

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (5727)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 29.0 $362.50 $29,000.00
2019 Fee Band 28.0 $350.00 $28,000.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information