University of Technology Sydney

C04305v2 Master of TESOL and Applied Linguistics

Award(s): Master of TESOL and Applied Linguistics (MTESOLAppLing)
CRICOS code: 088012B
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
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 TESOL and applied linguistics courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course meets the advanced professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers in Australia and provides an internationally recognised qualification for teaching children, teenagers and adults, including higher education students. 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 enables students to specialise in one of three streams. The first stream focuses on teaching English for academic purposes 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; employers of these graduates are typically English language colleges or universities in Australia or overseas. 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. Employers for graduates from this second stream include colleges in the vocational education and training sector, community education providers and industries. The third stream is for school teachers who work in Australia or overseas who teach English as an additional language and literacy to primary or secondary school students; graduates from this stream will typically be employed by schools.

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Course aims

This course equips teachers with in-depth research-based knowledge of topics in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. 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. 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 development and language and literacy for specific purposes.

Career options

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

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Graduates have skills and a body of knowledge, including understanding of recent developments in applied linguistics, and related disciplines and industries that they can apply in teaching and other professional contexts.
2.1 Graduates are able to engage, critique and apply a broad range of complex ideas relevant to TESOL, literacy and/or numeracy practice.
3.1 Graduates are able to support linguistic and cultural diversity in local and international contexts of professional practice.
4.1 Graduates are able to critically appraise research literature about Indigenous Australian languages, learners and education
5.1 Graduates are able to contribute their knowledge to debates in the public sphere.
6.1 Graduates have strong communication skills for relevant academic and professional contexts.

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.

Academic qualifications considered:

UTS recognised Bachelor degree, recognised Graduate Certificate in TESOL (or equivalent)*, recognised Graduate Diploma in TESOL (or equivalent)*, recognised Master.

Applicants with a Bachelor degree need to satisfy the following:

Bachelor degree in the ASCED Field of Education group of or 07 (Education) or 08 (Management and Commerce) or 09 (Society and Culture) or 10 (Creative Arts).

*A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in TESOL from an Australian university, which also offers a Master in TESOL to which the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma articulates into.

For applicants with a Master's qualification, the qualification can be in any field of study.

Applicants who do not satisfy the above academic and additional requirements are assessed by the Faculty, via the assessment of a compulsory personal statement and CV. The personal statement is used to outline the applicant’s interest in and understanding of the course.

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.

Recognition of prior learning

Students may be granted some recognition of prior learning if they have completed:

  • CELTA
  • Cert IV TESOL/TEFL/TEYL
  • DELTA
  • Primary teaching Bachelor's or Master’s degree qualification
  • UTS Bachelor of Education in Adult Education (Language, Literacy and Numeracy)
  • Master of Teaching or Bachelor of Teaching 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 six compulsory core subjects (36 credit points) and one specialist stream (12 credit points) four electives (24 credit points).

Course completion requirements

013105 The Multilingual Learner 6cp
013102 Introducing Knowledge about Language 6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum 6cp
028253 TESOL: Methodology 6cp
013096 Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary 6cp
013991 Research Literacies 6cp
CBK91959 Specialist Stream choice 12cp
CBK91957 TESOL Electives 2 24cp
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 Introducing Knowledge about Language   6cp
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum   6cp
013105 The Multilingual Learner   6cp
Spring session
013096 Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK91957 TESOL Electives 2 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
013991 Research Literacies   6cp
CBK91959 Specialist Stream choice   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91957 TESOL Electives 2 24cp  
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
013102 Introducing Knowledge about Language   6cp
013105 The Multilingual Learner   6cp
Spring session
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
CBK91959 Specialist Stream choice   12cp
Spring session
013096 Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91957 TESOL Electives 2 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
013991 Research Literacies   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91957 TESOL Electives 2 24cp  
Spring session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91957 TESOL Electives 2 24cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
013102 Introducing Knowledge about Language   6cp
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum   6cp
013105 The Multilingual Learner   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
013096 Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary   6cp
CBK91959 Specialist Stream choice   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91957 TESOL Electives 2 24cp  
Spring session
013991 Research Literacies   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK91957 TESOL Electives 2 24cp  
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
013102 Introducing Knowledge about Language   6cp
013105 The Multilingual Learner   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum   6cp
Spring session
013096 Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91957 TESOL Electives 2 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
CBK91959 Specialist Stream choice   12cp
Spring session
013991 Research Literacies   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91957 TESOL Electives 2 24cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91957 TESOL Electives 2 24cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

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

Other information

Further information is available from UTS: Education

Local and current students:
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or +61 2 9514 1222
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Future international students:
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+61 3 9627 4816 (from outside Australia)
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