12 months
30500 AUD/year
22000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) offered by Griffith University provides academic and pedagogical foundations for professionals who are or will be involved in work that focuses on the learning and teaching of English as a second or foreign language.   

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The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program offered by Griffith University  provides a qualification in the teaching of English in a variety of contexts with a strong focus on teaching in the Asia-Pacific region.

The program content is internationalised and intercultural, focusing on the development of a knowledge base and analytical skills that will enable graduates to operate in a range of roles involving the need to understand how second and foreign languages are learned.  

Much of the content of the program is also relevant to teachers of languages other than English. The course includes a research component requiring the knowledge and application of research principles and practices relating to professional work or learning in TESOL.

Career opportunities 

Graduates will find employment opportunities locally or overseas teaching English as a second or foreign language, or working in leadership positions in language teaching institutions. 

These include opportunities at TAFE or technical colleges, university language centres, private language schools and language teaching institutions for migrants.

There are many rewarding career choices for graduates with this Master of TESOL degree such as:

  • ESL/EFL language instructor/literacy educator
  • ESL/EFL Director of Studies
  • ESL/EFL learning/teaching material writer/editor/assessor/curriculum developer
  • TESOL teacher educator
  • Academic advisor for students who are interested in learning a second or foreign language including English
  • Researcher in language learning/teaching
  • Language education policy adviser.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language awareness for second language teachers 
  • Understanding the Language Learner 
  • Second Language Teaching in Practice   
  • Second Language Curriculum Development 
  • World Englishes 
  • Technology Enhanced Language Learning and Teaching 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


160 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS- 097291D  

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, applicants must:

  • hold a Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution OR
  • hold a Bachelor degree or a Graduate Certificate in a related discipline or a Bachelor Honours in a non-related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution (students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing) OR
  • hold a Bachelor Honours degree or a Graduate Diploma in a related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution (students will be eligible for 80 credit points of advanced standing)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30500 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    22000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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