Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) | 2020
Testamur Title of Degree:
Graduate Certificate in TESOL
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
1 session full-time or part-time equivalent (refer to intake sessions)
Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Autumn, Spring (not available full-time on-campus), EDU Intake November (Distance only)
On-campus (Autumn, Spring)
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong, UOW Online Wollongong / 935072
The Graduate Certificate in TESOL provides a specialist qualification for those who want to teach English to speakers of other languages in Australia or internationally to children, teenagers or adults. The course is regarded as a highly practical qualification for those with little or no experience in second language teaching.
The course includes supervised TESOL professional experience placement required by many employer bodies. Although the course places its emphasis on practice all subjects are underpinned by the latest research and theory in the field.
Students learn how to develop teaching programs and lesson plans, how to assess ESL learners' language, how to teach the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as grammar and vocabulary. Applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements.
Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements
Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:
|1||Have fundamental knowledge of language and its use, principles of language learning, approaches to teach English to Speakers to other languages.|
|2||Have expert, advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to: a) Assess learners’ language needs; b) Analyse language demands; c) Design, plan and implement programs of instruction for English language learners.|
|3||Demonstrate capacity to apply sound TESOL pedagogy to support second language learning development.|
Students must complete a total of 24 credit points in accordance with the table below.
It is recommended that VET, ELICOS and DE teachers complete EDGT983 as an elective if they wish to qualify as ESL teachers.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|Students must complete the following three core subjects (18cp):|
|EDGT817||Pedagogical Grammar||6||Autumn, Spring, EDU Intake Nov|
|EDGT830||Methodology in Second Language Teaching||6||Autumn, Spring, EDU Intake Nov|
|EDGT838||Professional Experience in TESOL||6||Autumn, Spring, EDU Intake Jan, EDU Intake Nov|
|Plus one of the following elective TESOL subjects (6cp) *:|
|EDGT835||Teaching English in International Contexts||6||Autumn|
|EDGT890||Engaging Diversity: Exploring Contexts of EAL Education||6||Spring|
|EDGT931||Oral Communication and Pedagogy||6||Autumn|
|EDGT932||Second Language Literacy||6||Spring|
|EDGT940||Materials and Technology in Second Language Teaching||6||Autumn, EDU Intake Nov|
|EDGT983||Assessing and Evaluating in TESOL Environments||6||Spring, EDU Intake Nov|
|EDGT984||Theories of Second Language Learning||6||Autumn, EDU Intake Nov|
* Elective subjects may be cancelled if minimum enrolment numbers are not met.
For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.
The University of Wollongong is recognised by the Department of Education (DE) as a provider of ESL qualifications for primary/secondary trained teachers. DE accreditation will be dependent upon subject choice.
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