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

Course Description

Do you want to gain specialised knowledge and skills in English language teaching and learning? The Master of TESOL is suitable for a wide range of professionals, educators or prospective educators working in English language teaching in international or local contexts, and leads to a postgraduate qualification in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

The Master of TESOL helps you understand the connections between theory and practice, and the importance of developing strong principles of practice in English language teaching and learning. You will develop an expert understanding of the core principles of language teaching and learning.

You will engage with contemporary theory and practice for additional language acquisition and advanced understanding of, and skills associated with:

- the role of social and cultural contexts in language learning

- a range of communicative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment and planning for teaching in various TESOL contexts

- the evaluation, analysis and design of assessment tasks

- the development and maintenance of bilingualism and biliteracy in formal learning environments

- English language education in local and global contexts

- transcultural and intercultural learning, communication and mobility, including in online learning settings

- the use of digital technologies to support learning.

A flexible course delivery allows you to continue working while completing the course. You can choose to engage via a fully online offering, or to combine this with attendance at face-to-face workshops if you are able and interested.

Graduates of the Master of TESOL are prepared as language teachers of TESOL who can operate with confidence in a changing and increasingly 'internationalised' world.

Please note: this course does not provide a recognised initial teaching qualification. Students seeking an initial teaching qualification should visit the Faculty of Education website for information on the Master of Teaching (http://monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/D6001).

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/tesol-d6005?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is structured in four parts. Part A. Orientation to education, Part B. Key constructs in education, Part C. Enhanced professional learning and Part D. Professional inquiry. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A. and some units from other parts.

[Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.]

PART A. Orientation to education
These studies will introduce you to contemporary issues in the study of education. They are intended for students who come into the course without previous qualifications in education or work experience in education-related fields. You will engage with academic traditions and scholarly practices in the field of education at the postgraduate level, become acquainted with a broad range of debates across education contexts and develop an understanding of the complexities in the field.

PART B. Key constructs in education
These studies present key theoretical frames to understand ideas and research conducted across a broad theme of significance in the study of Education. The themes offered include learners and learning, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, education and work, sustainability and inclusion, from which you will choose one or two. You will engage with research that responds to the themes you choose and as a result, advance your capacity to apply scholarly concepts in Education more broadly.

PART C. Enhanced professional learning
These studies will deepen your knowledge of particular ideas and practices in TESOL, build your skills and address professional issues. They include consideration of language culture and curriculum, bilingualism, and the development of pedagogy and monitoring of learning in TESOL. Taken together these develop expertise to be applied across your learning and work contexts.

PART D. Professional inquiry
The focus of these studies is professional inquiry. You will address the challenges and opportunities of using and evaluating research evidence in professional practice. This will include engagement in professional practice to develop and upgrade the practical skills you needed to function as effective teachers of TESOL in a variety of contexts. This may include an independent research dimension requiring the knowledge and application of research principles.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/education

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/tesol-d6005?domestic=true#making-the-application

Visit the Master of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) page on the Monash University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Team Monash Elite Student Performer Scheme - No. of awards TBC

The Team Monash Elite Student Performer Scheme is designed to support talented students studying at Monash to represent the University in the areas of Sport, Performing Arts and related disciplines. This program aims to assist students who perform at a state level or higher. Students must represent the University in a Monash Club/Society or at the Inter-University (Varsity) competitions and activities.Benefits:
- $100 to $1000 one-off payment and/or a Monash Sport gym membership.
- Dependant on the sport, the level played and the funding available.Selection
- Must be competing regularly in your discipline, at the highest level in your state, or above.
- Representation of Monash University in your sport (e.g. club, Monash University Club, Monash Australian University Games or Varsity Callenge).
- Your current and past performance in your elected discipline.
- Level at which your sport is played.Retention
- You must maintain satisfactory sporting performance, as determined by TeamMONASH.
- You must regularly represent Monash University in your discipline and participate in the Australian University Games.
- You must not be in receipt of regular payments from other funding bodies for your discipline.

Value of Scholarship(s)

$100 to $1000


- Australian or New Zealand citizen, holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa or an international student.
- Commencing or continuing undergraduate or postgraduate student enrolled at a Monash campus in Australia, including Monash College.
- Involved in a non-professional sport, performing arts or similar, as recognised by Team Monash.

Application Procedure

You must submit an application form directly to TeamMONASH (http://www.monash.edu/teammonash/talented-student-support/elite-scheme) via their Elite Student Performer Scheme

Further Information


Entry Requirements

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least 60% average. Applicants must also meet the English language requirements (View Website)

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