12 months
31000 AUD/year
18500 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Applied Linguistics course from Curtin University prepares you for these contexts by combining practical and theoretical units in the field. It is designed for language education professionals who intend to teach English as a second or additional language in Australia or overseas.  

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The combination of practical and theoretical units provides a rich learning experience. Your skills in TESOL will be enhanced as you connect global issues with TESOL teaching and evaluate language teaching course design and assessment practices.

Investigating second or additional language acquisition at the Applied Linguistics course from Curtin University will provide you with a backdrop to language teaching methodologies as will learning about Englishes spoken around the world.

You will also become aware of the role of language in society and acquire the skills you need to conduct your own rese arch project in applied linguistics. 

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

Career information

  • TESOL (EAL/D) teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Acquisition
  • Language Teaching Methodologies
  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • Special Topics in Applied Linguistics  
  • Language in Society
  • Language Teaching Course Design and Assessment
  • Negotiated Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


200 alternative credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 023985G  

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31000 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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