Master of TESOL
Course code/s: Melbourne (EMTSC)
|Course/Discipline Coordinator||Shem Macdonald|
|Available to International Students||Yes|
|Course Duration||2 year full-time, or part-time equivalent|
|Credit Score||240 points|
|Leave of Absence Available||Yes|
Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
This course leads to an advanced professional qualification in teaching English to speakers of other languages*. Graduates of the course will be equipped to take positions of responsibility in the planning, administration and delivery of English language teaching programs. The course is also relevant for candidates wishing to undertake applied research relevant to their professional responsibilities and interests in the area of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and applied linguistics.
* This course does not offer an initial teaching qualification. Applicants seeking an initial qualification to teach EAL in Australia may also require a registered initial teaching qualification.
Applicants with a three-year Bachelor degree or equivalent tertiary qualification are eligible for entry to the full 240 credit point program.
Applicants with an Honours degree or equivalent four-year qualification in a relevant area are eligible to apply for advanced standing entry to a 120 credit point program.
The 240 credit point program may be taken over two years full-time or three to six years part-time.
Applicants with a relevant fourth-year qualification receive up to 120 credit points of advanced standing and take the remaining credit points over a minimum of one year full-time or two to three years part-time.
The course is available by all coursework or a combination of coursework and a minor thesis (see below). Level 4 subjects may normally only be taken in the first 120 points of a 240 credit point program.
Students taking the full 240 credit point program must take the majority (normally two-thirds) of their subjects from the list of applied linguistics subjects below and must also take the subject EDU5RME Research Methods. The remaining subjects can be taken as a Minor Thesis or from other Education subjects.
Subjects are 15 credit points except where indicated.
LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
|EDU5RME (S1 or S2) Research Methods in Education (30 credit points)|
Applied Linguistics subjects
The following two subjects are to be taken in the first year by students taking a program longer than 120 credit points unless specific exemption is granted:
Applied Linguistics Subjects
|EDU4ILT (WK12-16) Introduction to Language Teaching|
|EDU4UET (WK31-34) Understanding English for Teaching|
The following subjects are offered in alternating years and can be taken as available.
|EDU5SLA (S2) Second language acquisition (30 credit points)|
|EDU5DLP (S1) Designing Language Learning Programs|
|EDU5SGT (S1) Sociolinguistics in Language Teaching (30 credit points)|
|EDU5FFE (S2) Forms and Functions of Language in Education|
|EDU5BLE (S1) Bilingualism and Language Education|
|EDU5DAS (S1) Discourse Analysis: Spoken and Written Language in Use (30 credit points)|
|EDU5SLL (S2) Second Language Literacies (30 credit points)|
|EDU5DLL (S2) Designing Language Learning Experiences|
|(S1) = Semester 1, (S2) = Semester 2|
Students apply for entry to the minor thesis once they have commenced study and and demonstrate that they have satisfied the eligibility requirements. Students who satisfy the eligibility requirements and for whom an appropriate supervisor is available can vary their enrolment to include the minor thesis. Approved students may take a 60 credit point Minor Thesis part-time over one year or full-time over one semester.
|EDU5MTA (S1) Minor Thesis A (30 credit points)|
|EDU5MTB (S2) Minor Thesis B (30 credit points)|
|EDU5MTH (S1 or S2) Minor Thesis (60 credit points)|
|(S1)= Semester 1, (S2) = Semester 2|
Some subjects may not be available.
Classes with fewer than 20 students may not run.