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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
OUA Graduate Certificate
- Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (OpenUnis)
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Open Universities Australia
Focus on the theoretical underpinnings of language acquisition and components of language.
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What you'll learn
- an ability to apply the theoretical principles and concepts which underpin contemporary TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) specific practices;
- an understanding of the diverse needs of students and an ability to frame creative solutions to problems of pedagogy;
- an ability to access key texts in the field, and to analyse critically key concepts in the field and an ability to synthesise information from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives;
- an ability to communicate effectively, including the ability to communicate key concepts relevant to TESOL;
- an awareness of available technologies and an insight into how they can be used creatively to a specific advantage in TESOL;
- an awareness of the importance of self-directed learning for professional growth and a demonstrated ability to take responsibility for individual intellectual development;
- an awareness of the theoretical and practical implications for TESOL in a global context;
- an appreciation of the value of cultural and linguistic diversity and its place in TESOL;
- a demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team; plan a challenging and supportive learning environment.
Everyone’s study journey is different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact Curtin OUA at:
This offering is only available online. Please visit the Open Universities Australia website for more information.
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- Curtin course code: OC-TESOL
- Last updated on: February 12, 2021