The Master of Arts (TESOL) course aims to facilitate the development of disciplinary knowledge in second language acquisition, focusing on the area of teaching English to speakers of other languages; equip prospective teachers with the basic tools for classroom practice in the area of TESOL; explore current theories and pedagogy in second/foreign language teaching; investigate classroom issues related to teaching TESOL; critique second/foreign language teaching methodologies; discuss research trends in the field of teaching English as a second/foreign language; enable students to explore and apply research methods and skills to TESOL.
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
– Duration of study, units of study and career opportunities.
The duration of study is two years full-time or equivalent part-time. Full-time students will undertake four units of study per semester or eight units per year whereas part-time students may take two units per semester. In the last semester, students will focus on carrying out their own original research.
Each semester consists of 12 weeks and there are two semesters per year. Each unit consists of three contact hours per week. In addition to formal class time, students are expected to participate in peer teaching sessions to give them an opportunity to experiment with language teaching techniques and critically evaluate them, as well as conduct real-life classroom teaching for relevant practical units.
To be eligible for the award of Master of Arts (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), students must complete 12 units of study (150 credit points) consisting of:
The Master of Arts (TESOL) program prepares students to become English language teachers at schools, universities and private education institutions, to work as course advisers, course designers, teacher trainers, or to set up private education businesses. It also lays a sound foundation for those who are interested in conducting research in language teaching and learning.
– Entry requirements, English proficiency and English language requirements.
Applicants should have a recognized bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent.
English language proficiency consistent with Swinburne policies for admission of local and international students to postgraduate courses will be required for entry into the course. Potential students must produce evidence of an advanced level of proficiency in written and spoken English.
Applicants may also take the Swinburne MA (TESOL) Versant English Placement Test to determine if they have met the required language proficiency level.
Find out more about English language requirements.
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