La Trobe University

Master of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2019
2 years full-time or 3-4 years part-time.
Fees and costs
$20,600 per 120 credit points.

This course leads to an advanced qualification in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Graduates are equipped with skills in planning, administration and delivery of English language teaching programs.

It's also relevant for those seeking to undertake applied research relevant to their professional responsibilities and interests in the area of TESOL and applied linguistics.

Entry requirements


Applicants with a three-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification are eligible for entry to the full two-year program. Applicants with a four-year teaching qualification, Honours degree or a relevant Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution are eligible for Advanced Standing entry to the one-year program.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Graduates can find positions of responsibility in the planning, administration and delivery of English language teaching programs. Graduate positions include university lecturer or tutor, ESL teacher, TESOL teacher or English language teacher.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$20,600 per 120 credit points.


Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.

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See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: