TESOL - D6005

TESOL

Expert master degree

Please note: this course does not provide a recognised initial teaching qualification. Students seeking an initial teaching qualification should refer to the Master of Teaching course.

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.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • Off-campus: Full time & part time
Duration 1, 1.5 or 2 years full-time depending on prior qualifications. Enrolment in this course must be continuous. See entry requirements.
Start date Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Qualification Master of TESOL
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Entry level 1:
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit 
(60%) average.

Entry level 2:
Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit 
(60%) average and a minimum of two years of full time equivalent relevant 
professional experience

OR

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline 
with at least a credit (60%) average

OR

A four-year Australian undergraduate honours degree or an Australian 
graduate certificate or an Australian graduate diploma (or equivalent) with 
at least a credit (60%) average

OR

An Australian master's degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) 
average.

Entry level 3
Duration: 1 years full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline 
with at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years of full 
time equivalent relevant professional experience

OR

A four-year Australian undergraduate honours degree or an Australian 
graduate certificate or an Australian graduate diploma (or equivalent) with 
at least a credit (60%) average and a minimum of two years of full time 
equivalent relevant professional experience

OR

A four-year Australian undergraduate honours degree or an Australian 
graduate certificate or an Australian graduate diploma (or equivalent) in a 
related discipline with at least a credit (60%) average

OR

An Australian master's degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) 
average and a minimum of two years of full time equivalent relevant 
professional experience

OR

An Australian master's degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline with 
at least a credit (60%) average

degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline with at least a credit (60%) average.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code D6005.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code D6005.

Closing date

Applications for Semester one (February) 2020, close on 24 January, 2020.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$34,900

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 079104F

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.]