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University of Technology Sydney Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Applied Linguistics
University of Technology Sydney

Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Applied Linguistics

1 Years

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The course enables students to gain a recognised specialist teaching qualification in one of three streams. The first stream focuses on teaching English for academic purposes (EAP) where graduates teach English to international students who are studying or seeking to study university courses in institutions where English is the medium of instruction. The second stream is designed for teaching adults who are developing their English language, literacy and/ or numeracy skills as part of a migrant education and settlement program; a ‘second chance’ education program; a job-seeker, vocational or workplace program; or a community education program. The third stream is for qualified school teachers who work in Australia or overseas, and who wish to add specialisation in teaching English as an additional language and literacy to primary or secondary school students. Graduates of the course can expect to have their qualifications recognised for teaching EAP in English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) colleges; teaching in government funded adult migrant English programs, job-seeker programs and community-based English language, literacy and numeracy courses in vocational education and training (VET) and community colleges; or for teaching EAL/D and literacy in primary or secondary schools, depending on their specialist stream. Read what our graduates say about our TESOL and Applied Linguistics courses Download a TESOL and Applied Linguistics flyer

This course equips teachers with research-informed knowledge and skills for teaching practice in their elected specialty. The course focuses on contemporary models of language, literacy and numeracy learning and teaching. It has both a strong focus on practice through two supervised teaching practicums, and an emphasis on recent developments in the field of language and literacy studies. Students are supported by UTS’s strong connections with colleges and schools to secure suitable practicum placements.

Career options include teacher of English as an additional language, adult literacy and numeracy/foundation skills in Australia or overseas (applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements).

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