La Trobe University

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


Semester starts
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
2 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
30 800

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.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirement

A three or four-year Australian Bachelor's degree, or approved international equivalent. Applicants with a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit).

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Career outcomes

Graduate positions include university lecturer or tutor, ESL teacher, TESOL teacher or English language teacher.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

30 800


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 or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

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:

CRICOS code: 057851G