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C11254v1 Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (GradCertAppLingTESOL)
UAC code: 940239(Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 088014M
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
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 world-leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course provides learners with the opportunity to gain knowledge over the professional domains of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and applied linguistics through an initial TESOL teaching qualification.

This course is suitable for postgraduate students who wish to obtain an initial TESOL teaching qualification and advanced and integrated knowledge of language and literacy education, as well as its application in their areas of practice. The course includes a practicum placement with an accredited language teaching organisation in Australia or selected overseas institutions. Credit recognition may be available.

Career options

Career options include a teacher of TESOL in Australia or a teacher of English as an international language (EIL) in overseas contexts (applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements).

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Graduates are able to teach English to adult speakers of other languages
1.2 Graduates have the skills and knowledge to teach in a range of contexts, both local and international
2.1 Graduates have the knowledge base on which to generate and critique complex ideas
2.2 Graduates are reflective practitioners able to continually put developments in teaching and learning into practice
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 adult Indigenous students
5.1 Graduates are responsible and accountable teaching practitioners, able to productively collaborate with colleagues in the field
6.1 Graduates have strong communication and interpersonal skills to mediate complex knowledge and skills for 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.

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-session, full-time, or a one-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 24 credit points, comprising four core subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91129 Core subjects (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 24cp
Total 24cp

Course program

Typical full-time programs are provided below showing suggested study sequences for students undertaking the course full-time and part-time, commencing 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
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum   6cp
Spring session
013102 Introduction to Language   6cp
013105 Language Development   6cp
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
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

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program made up of the Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL (C04305), the Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (C06116), and the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. 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)
Inquiry form