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Australia / New Zealand students

International students

COURSE

Master of Arts (TESOL)

MC-APLING

TAUGHT BY: School of Education

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

200

About offering

This course is designed for professionals in the field of language education. It focuses on language acquisition theories and the role of language in society, particularly in transcultural settings. It will also encourage you to enhance your skills in TESOL and consider issues connected with TESOL teaching globally.

Theoretical units feed into practical units of language teaching methodologies, and course design and assessment, while the unit Special Topics in Applied Linguistics focuses upon specific areas of contemporary relevance. You will also learn the basics of research methods in applied linguistics and will be given the scope to conduct your own independent study, which could prepare you for a future in research.

You will evaluate current second language acquisition theory and consider the roles and status of languages in multicultural societies, particularly in Asia. You will consider contrastive learning and teaching styles with special reference to teacher-student roles in Asian and Australian societies. You will also learn to effectively plan and evaluate language teaching, schemes of work/syllabuses, and language assessment procedures.

You will be able to take alternative pathways - coursework or research. If you aim to undertake doctoral level studies in the future you are advised to complete the research dissertation pathway. Graduates of the research pathway are expected to be able to plan and conduct research, and to develop and evaluate projects with a high degree of initiative, independence and resourcefulness.

This course is designed for teachers intending to work in Australia or overseas, and is available to domestic and international students.

What you'll learn

  • understand the theoretical principles and research practices underlying contemporary language education and Applied Linguistics and apply them in a sustainable manner
  • formulate and investigate problems, propose solutions to current practices, and reflect critically on the relevant empirical and theoretical literature
  • identify, access, analyse and synthesise information from a wide range of sources using appropriate technologies
  • communicate information and ideas effectively in speech and writing in ways that are appropriate for a range of audiences
  • engage effectively with appropriate technologies to store and communicate relevant information in conjunction with contemporary language education and Applied Linguistics practices
  • demonstrate capacity for independent self-directed learning; critically evaluate personal performance through a range of learning interactions; respond to feedback with a view to development as a reflective practitioner and lifelong learner
  • consider language education, Applied Linguistics and professional issues from a variety of perspectives and value-systems with a view to informing and improving professional practice and applying international standards
  • appreciate the value of individual and cultural differences in language use and learning, and the important implications they have for effective practice and professionalism in the workplace
  • work both independently and as part of a team in a way that demonstrates professionalism, a commitment to social and ethical practices and the capacity for future leadership in the field of language education and Applied Linguistics

Career information

  • TESOL (EAL/D) teacher
  • Researcher.

 

Admission criteria

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

  • A teaching degree of at least four years full-time or part-time equivalent; OR
  • A bachelor degree of at least three years full-time or part-time equivalent and a Graduate Diploma in Education or equivalent; OR
  • A bachelor degree of at least three years full-time or part-time equivalent and a Graduate Certificate in TESOL or equivalent.

 A demonstrated, extensive teaching background is desirable for all applicants. As a guideline, applicants who do not have English as a first language will need a minimum proficiency of IELTS 6.5, with sub-scores of 6 in all areas.

Applicants require a degree that is assessed as being the equivalent of a four-year Australian teaching degree. Some examples of this are:

  • A Bachelor of Education
  • A four-year combined/double education degree
  • A three-year degree in a non-education discipline plus a minimum one-year teaching qualification.

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Course prerequisites

Applicants require a degree that is assessed as being the equivalent of a four-year Australian teaching degree. Some examples of this are:

  • A Bachelor of Education
  • A four-year combined/double education degree
  • A three-year degree in a non-education discipline plus a minimum one-year teaching qualification.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 60

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

No domestic fee data currently available.

International student indicative fees for 2018

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,200*
Indicative year 1 fee $30,400*
Total indicative course fee $30,400*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

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  • Curtin course code: MC-APLING
  • CRICOS code: 023985G
  • This offering was last updated on: August 20, 2018