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.
Australian & NZ Students
A teaching degree of at least four years full-time or part-time equivalent
A bachelor degree of at least three years full-time or part-time equivalent and a Graduate Diploma in Education or equivalent
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.
Minimum English language entry requirements:
IELTS ACADEMIC (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Language Analysis and Language Learning
Language Teaching and Learning Styles
Foundations of Educational Research
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Negotiated Research Project
Language Analysis and Language in Society
Language Teaching Course Design and Assessment
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.
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