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C04305v1 Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Award(s): Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL (MAppLingTESOL)
UAC code: 940225 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 088012B
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

UTS is a leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course meets the professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers in Australia and internationally, teaching children, teenagers and adults. The course focuses on contemporary models of language learning and teaching as well as subjects which specifically concentrate on language and linguistics. It caters to those seeking an initial teaching qualification in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages, with professional practice placements in Australia or selected overseas institutions, and those who already possess a teaching qualification and wish to gain a specialist degree in the field. The course consists of subjects that equip teachers with skills and in-depth knowledge in the areas of teaching practice, pedagogical grammars, global Englishes, discourse analysis, phonology and pronunciation, language teaching technologies, language development, and language for specific purposes.

This course is designed to meet the necessary professional requirements of the TESOL and applied linguistics fields. The course features flexible study options, with classes held at times suitable for students working standard full-time hours. Credit recognition may be available.

The course explicitly meets the needs of students working or wishing to work in the following contexts:

  • working with migrants and Indigenous students across all levels of education
  • teachers wishing to change discipline areas
  • teaching English outside Australia
  • international students wishing to study TESOL at master's level.

Career options

Career options include teacher of English as a second language in Australia or overseas (applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements), manager in the TESOL sector and language roles (e.g. audiology, speech pathology).

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Graduates are able to teach English to speakers of other languages across all age groups
1.2 Graduates have the necessary skills and knowledge to teach in a range of contexts, both local and international
1.3 Graduates have an advanced understanding of the theoretical basis of TESOL in practice
2.1 Graduates have the knowledge base on which to generate, synthesise and critique complex ideas
2.2 Graduates are reflective practitioners who are able to critique their own practice, and identify and respond to their own learning needs in changing workplace and social contexts
2.3 Graduates are able to maintain active engagement with research in the field and execute a quality research based project
3.1 Graduates are linguistically and culturally sensitive professionals with a broad knowledge of international practice in the field of teaching practice
4.1 Graduates are able to work with Indigenous students of different age groups
5.1 Graduates are responsible and accountable teaching practitioners, able to productively collaborate with colleagues in the field
5.2 Graduates are able to work professionally in linguistically and culturally diverse workplaces and communities
5.3 Graduates are able to integrate implications from research in their professional areas with broader understandings of citizenship
6.1 Graduates have strong communication and interpersonal skills to mediate complex knowledge and skills for a variety of audiences

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

For applicants with a bachelor's degree, the degree must be in the field of education, management and commerce, society and culture, or creative arts. If the degree is not in one of these fields, applicants must submit:

  • a personal statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why they wish to study the course they are applying for, and
  • a CV including details of paid or voluntary work, or other experiences (eg special interest groups) relevant to the course.

For applicants with a master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification, the qualification can be in any field of study.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Credit recognition

Students may be granted some credit recognition if they have completed:

  • CELTA
  • Cert IV TESOL/TEFL/TEYL
  • DELTA
  • Diploma of Education or equivalent teaching qualification in ESL/EALD, LOTE or English
  • Diploma of Education or equivalent teaching qualification in disciplines other than ESL /EALD, LOTE or English
  • Primary teaching Bachelor's degree qualification
  • UTS Bachelor of Education in Adult Education (Language, Literacy and Numeracy)
  • Master of Teaching or Bachelor of Teaching (Graduate entry) in ESL/EALD, English or LOTE.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a one-and-a-half year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

The course comprises 72 credit points, made up of five compulsory core subjects (30 credit points) and seven electives (42 credit points).

Course completion requirements

STM91129 Core subjects (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 24cp
STM91024 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 48cp
Total 72cp

Course program

The following course programs show the recommended full-time and part-time study patterns for commencement in Autumn and Spring sessions.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
013102 Introduction to Language   6cp
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum   6cp
013105 Language Development   6cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK91151 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 42cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK91151 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 42cp  
013991 Research Literacies   6cp
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
013102 Introduction to Language   6cp
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
Spring session
013105 Language Development   6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91151 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 42cp  
Spring session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91151 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 42cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
013991 Research Literacies   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91151 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 42cp  
Spring session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91151 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 42cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
013102 Introduction to Language   6cp
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum   6cp
013105 Language Development   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK91151 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 42cp  
013991 Research Literacies   6cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK91151 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 42cp  
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
013102 Introduction to Language   6cp
013105 Language Development   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum   6cp
Spring session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91151 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 42cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
013991 Research Literacies   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91151 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 42cp  
Spring session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91151 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 42cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91151 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 42cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program made up of the Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL, the Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (C06116), and the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (C11254). Each course functions as entry and exit points for students.

Other information

Further information is available from UTS: Education on:

Local and current students:
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS

Future international students:
telephone 1800 774 816 (freecall within Australia)
+61 3 9627 4816 (from outside Australia)
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