University of Technology Sydney

C11254v2 Graduate Certificate in TESOL and Applied Linguistics

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in TESOL and Applied Linguistics (GradCertTESOLAppLing)
CRICOS code: 088014M
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
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 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 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.

The course is an initial teaching qualification in teaching English to adults, and serves as a qualification for qualified school teachers to add a specialism in teaching English as an additional language.

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Course aims

This course equips teachers with knowledge and skills for English language teaching. The course focuses on contemporary models of language learning and teaching. It includes a supervised practicum and builds practical skills and knowledge needed by classroom English language teachers. Students are supported by UTS’s strong connections with colleges and schools to secure a suitable practicum placement.

Career options

Career options include a teacher of TESOL in Australia or a teacher of English as foreign language (EFL) in overseas contexts (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 specialised skills and knowledge of linguistics, pedagogy and curricula to teach English to speakers of other languages in their chosen context. teach English to speakers of other languages in their chosen context.
2.1 Graduates are able to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise ideas relevant to TESOL, and apply these skills to problem solve in their professional practice.
3.1 Graduates are linguistically and culturally aware of local and international contexts of language education and can apply their awareness in their professional practice.
4.1 Graduates are aware of issues in language education for Indigenous Australian learners and can apply their awareness in working with Indigenous learners.
5.1 Graduates are able to identify key issues in public debates about language education.
6.1 Graduates have appropriate 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-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

013105 The Multilingual Learner 6cp
013102 Introducing Knowledge about Language 6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum 6cp
028253 TESOL: Methodology 6cp
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 Introducing Knowledge about Language   6cp
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum   6cp
013105 The Multilingual Learner   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
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
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

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. Students who articulate into the Graduate Diploma have the option to extend their study into a more specialist stream.

Other information

Further information is available from UTS: Education

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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