Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages

2018 Deakin University Handbook

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Year2018 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages
Course Map

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CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Duration 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeE580
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Note: This is not an initial teacher education qualification. Students wishing to enter the profession of teaching should instead consider one of our five Master of Teaching courses or E730 Master of Applied Learning and Teaching.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages develops specialised skills and knowledge for professional practice in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL). This course is designed to provide international candidates and those who are eligible to work in adult education in Australia with a grounding in the theory and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages. It is also useful for experienced teachers in adult education who wish to develop their professional skills and knowledge in the discipline.

It is not an initial TESOL teaching qualification in Australia.

Career opportunities

This course is designed to provide professional development for teaching English to speakers of other languages in adult education contexts and for teaching English overseas.

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Participation requirements

Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Acquire specialist knowledge and understanding of contemporary socio-cultural, linguistic and pedagogical knowledge required in a range of language-related, professional learning and educational contexts.

Acquire a specialist understanding of contemporary English as a global language, the socio-cultural contexts of teaching, learning and using of English, the institutional context of the teaching and learning of English, including curriculum design, pedagogy, evidence-based assessment and program evaluation.

Apply socio-cultural, linguistic and pedagogical knowledge in a range of international professional learning and educational contexts in particular the teaching of English in diverse linguistic cultural, religious and socio-economic context. 

Communication

Employ a range of oral and written communication skills and standards required of professional educators and learning professionals to be able to transmit complex knowledge in one or more languages to students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and in professional and scholarly contexts.

Digital literacy

Develop knowledge of and proficiency in a range of digital technologies to teach languages and analyse, report, evaluate and communicate within education contexts and in online contexts in particular.

Understand digital literacies and use digital technologies to mediate the  teaching and learning of languages 

Critical thinking

Engage critically with ideas, practices, skills and knowledges in language education by using socio-cultural theory of language pedagogy and applied linguistics.

Develop high level skills in the critical analysis and synthesis of complex ideas in professional practice in education. 

Problem solving

Demonstrate specialist knowledge of relevant learning theories to identify, analyse and evaluate authentic problems of practice, and generate informed and innovative solutions. 

Self-management

Apply the knowledge and skills required of professional educators and learning professionals to demonstrate autonomy, leadership and expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility in education contexts and for further learning. 

Teamwork

Work effectively and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team to create solutions to authentic problems of practice. 

Global citizenship

Develop an understanding of issues relating to the ethical and responsive teaching of languages in diverse communities, in a global context and to students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.

Approved by Faculty Board June 2014

 

Course rules

Students must complete 4 credit points of core units as detailed below and AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Course structure

Core units

ETL701Unit description is currently unavailable

ETL702Unit description is currently unavailable

ETL708Unit description is currently unavailable

ETL711Unit description is currently unavailable


Other course information

Course duration - additional information

Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

Other learning experiences

Under certain circumstances students may be permitted access to practicum experience necessary for employment in adult education.