University of Technology Sydney

C06116v2 Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Applied Linguistics

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in TESOL and Applied Linguistics (GradDipTESOLAppLing)
CRICOS code: 088013A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Notes

There are a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) within this course. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their full application by Sunday 9 January 2022 to be considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Eligible applicants must accept their offer by the lapse date in order to retain their place.


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 world-leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised. UTS is a leading provider of postgraduate TESOL and applied linguistics courses, with academics who are well connected in the English language and literacy teaching fields in Australia and overseas. The staff are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course meets the professional development needs of a wide range of English language and literacy teachers in Australia and provides a recognised qualification for teaching English as an additional; language and literacy to children, teenagers and adults. The course features flexible study options, with classes held at times suitable for students working standard full-time hours. Credit recognition may be available. This course is designed to meet the specialist requirements for English language teachers of adults in the Australian vocational education and training sector and the ELICOS sector. This program is also suitable for qualified school teachers seeking a specialist qualification in EAL/D teaching.

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.

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Course aims

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

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).

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 advanced skills and knowledge of linguistics, literacy and numeracy, pedagogy and curricula to teach in their specialised contexts.
2.1 Graduates are able to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise ideas relevant to TESOL, literacy and/or numeracy teaching and apply these skills to problem solve in their professional practice.
3.1 Graduates are linguistically and culturally sensitive to local and international contexts of language education and can apply their sensitivity in their professional practice.
4.1 Graduates have an appreciation of linguistic features of Indigenous Australian languages and varieties of Aboriginal English, and are able to address implications for Indigenous learners
5.1 Graduates are able to engage with key issues in public debates about language, literacy and/or numeracy education.
6.1 Graduates have well-developed 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.

If applying with no prior Bachelor degree or Master degree, applicants 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-year, full-time or two-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 48 credit points, comprising 30 credit points of core subjects, one spesialist stream (12 credit points) and one elective (6 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
CBK91959 Specialist Stream choice 12cp
CBK91956 TESOL Electives 1 6cp
Total 48cp

Course program

Example programs for students undertaking the course full time and part time with Autumn and Spring commencements are shown below.

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
CBK91959 Specialist Stream choice   12cp
CBK91956 TESOL Electives 1   6cp
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
CBK91956 TESOL Electives 1   6cp
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
CBK91956 TESOL Electives 1   6cp
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
CBK91956 TESOL Electives 1   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
CBK91959 Specialist Stream choice   12cp

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 on:

Local and current students:
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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Future international students:
telephone 1800 774 816 (freecall within Australia)
+61 3 9627 4816 (from outside Australia)
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