Completion of an undergraduate degree from an approved institution.
The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is a full-time program designed to provide initial training for teachers of English as a Second Language. It provides the basis for language teaching methodology and its practical applications.
You are required to complete at least 100 hours of a theoretical component and a minimum of six hours supervised classroom teaching. This program provides specialist training in English language teaching theory and practice for teachers or those planning to become teachers. It provides the theoretical basis and practical language teacher training required.
Students must complete the following four (4) subjects:
- Teaching English in Diverse Contexts
- Professional Practice in Language Teaching
- Learning through Observation
- Minor Dissertation / Portfolio A
In cases where participants wish to continue in the Master of Arts program, they will receive credit for two subjects (equivalent to 20 credit points).
Successful completion of this program qualifies someone who holds either a recognised, pre-service teaching qualification or a recognised degree or diploma and 800 hours of teaching ESL experience, to teach in an Australian ELICOS institute or the school system. Internationally, the graduates of this course teach in many countries across five continents. For more details about requirements of teacher qualifications in Australia visit the National ELT Accreditation Scheme website. Graduates could expect to find employment as a:
- English Teacher
- English Teaching Trainer
This program is also available online to Australian students (not available to international student visa holders) for January, May and September.