0.5 year full-time
1 year part-time
$10,750.00* per year (more)
* 2021 indicative annual fee
Specialise in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) with this graduate certificate. You will study a range of topics in TESOL and applied linguistics, providing you with the tools to deliver effective, evidence-based lessons to people learning English.
The lessons of this program will familiarise you with the structure of the English language and the terms and tools that can be used to analyse the features of written and spoken text. This increased awareness ensures you can identify some of the structural barriers which language learners must overcome to become competent English users.
You'll also gain improved knowledge of contemporary issues in second-language curriculum development, designing and implementing your own unit of work targeting a particular group of learners.
With a deeper understanding of the linguistic, cognitive, and pedagogical aspects of language learning and knowledge about the various analytical tools used for the study of language learning and acquisition, you'll be equipped to be a more effective teacher.
This program takes an interactive, problem-based approach to teaching, using practical examples and case studies, and you'll have extensive opportunity to connect with your fellow students.
You will observe second language classes in action at a recognized English language school as part of the internship that's core to this course. You'll initially undergo a combination of lectures and workshops and observation of working teachers in classrooms before you plan and teach a class for second language learners. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain experience and make connections at English language schools.
You will find employment opportunities locally or overseas teaching English as a second or foreign language, teaching a language other than English, or working in leadership positions in language teaching institutions. Opportunities may exist at at TAFEs or technical colleges, private language schools, or language teaching institutions for migrants.
Study anytime, anywhere - This degree is available online through our Digital campus, giving you more room to fit university with your work and social life.
The courses in this graduate certificate may be credited towards a related graduate diploma or masters degree. Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past, which will give you an idea of what you can expect.
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Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.
The Trimester 1 and 2 intakes of this program are undertaken PART-TIME only and in on/off-campus modes at Nathan.
For on-campus students, lectures will be held at Nathan on weekdays between 17:00-20:00 hours. On-campus students are required to attend all lectures and workshops for relevant courses in their program. The Trimester 1 and 2 intakes also offered in off-campus (external) mode which means that there is no requirement for on-campus attendance. You will be provided course materials online via Learning@Griffith. You will need access to a reliable internet connection.
The Trimester 3 intakes of this program is undertaken FULL-TIME only and in on-campus mode at Nathan. The Trimester 3 intake is not available for off-campus (external) students.
Note: International students studying in Australia on a student visa (and are required to study full-time) will only be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in TESOL when commencing in Trimester 3.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
Courses within this degree include work-integrated learning experiences such as:
To experience this type of learning, you need to enrol in specific courses, such as Second Language Teaching in Practice (Internship). These courses may be either core or elective to your degree.
People across the world are learning to speak English, and competent, qualified English language teachers are in demand both in Australia and overseas. While this program does not lead to teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers, it will kick-start your career in English language teaching in a variety of settings and locations.
*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook.
The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.
The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
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If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.