The Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics) is a one-year full-time or part-time equivalent course designed for professionals in the field of language education.
The course, which concentrates on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), considers issues connected with TESOL teaching in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region. The course is designed for teachers intending to work in Australia and overseas and is available to international students.
You will evaluate current second language acquisition theory and consider the roles and status of languages in multicultural societies, particularly in Asia. You will consider contrastive learning and teaching styles with special reference to teacher-student roles in Asian and Australian societies. You will also learn to effectively plan and evaluate language teaching, schemes of work/syllabuses, and language assessment procedures.
You will be able to take alternative pathways - coursework or research. If you aim to undertake doctoral level studies in the future you are advised to complete the research dissertation pathway. Graduates of the research pathway are expected to be able to plan and conduct research, and to develop and evaluate projects with a high degree of initiative, independence and resourcefulness.
Employment in TESOL to 2016–17 is expected to grow moderately. TESOL teachers are employed across several industries including education and training, health care and social assistance, public administration and safety, and agriculture, forestry and fishing.
Credit for previous study
Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.
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strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.
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A teaching degree of at least four years full-time or part-time equivalent OR A bachelor degree of at least three years full-time or part-time equivalent and a Graduate Diploma in Education or equivalent OR A bachelor degree of at least three years full-time or part-time equivalent and a Graduate Certificate in TESOL or equivalent. A demonstrated, extensive teaching background is desirable for all applicants. As a guideline, applicants who do not have English as a first language will need a minimum proficiency of IELTS 6.5, with sub-scores of 6 in all areas.