• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Language teachers are in demand in Australia and around the world and the TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching degree at University of Canberra delivers the practical skills and knowledge that will help students of English and other languages reach their full potential.

About

You’ll explore teaching methodology and practice, linguistics, oral communication, language acquisition and curriculum design – and how to apply these in numerous language education settings. Your new understanding of people coming from a wide range of cultural, social and religious backgrounds will also equip you with the valuable knowledge and skills needed to nurture your students’ futures in the workplace and beyond.

Build your skills step-by-step. This nationally and internationally recognised degree is part of an articulated postgraduate program of study that begins with a graduate certificate and ends with a master’s degree.  

Study the TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching degree at University of Canberra and you will:

  • master the skills required for the effective teaching and learning of English and other languages
  • build specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice in a range of educational settings
  • empower learners with your strong subject and pedagogical knowledge
  • strengthen your professional leadership skills
  • critically reflect on the ways in which language education theory and research informs teaching practice
  • establish and maintain ethical and respectful relationships with students, colleagues and parents
  • develop the strengths and linguistic needs of students from diverse cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.

Career opportunities

A UC Master of TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching degree prepares for a career in a wide range of professional contexts and leadership positions in Australia and internationally, including teaching English to speakers of other languages, or a foreign language. Graduates can work in such roles as:

  • teacher of English as a second language in Australia
  • teacher of a language other than English
  • adult educator
  • workplace-based TESOL instructor
  • director of language education
  • community educator
  • teaching assistant
  • language specialist
  • interpreter

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Teaching Experience 
  • Language in Social Context 
  • Language Testing and Assessment
  • Language Teaching Practice 
  • Language Acquisition
  • English Grammar 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University Admissions Committee. No teaching experience is required.
  • certified copies of relevant academic transcripts and award certificates from completed or incomplete study
  • evidence of English proficiency
  • evidence of work experience in the form of a current resume and statements of employment which should be an official document from your employer outlining your job title, responsibilities and duration of employment
  • subject or unit outlines from your previous study if you are seeking credit into your UC course
  • CRICOS Code: 098024D

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27504 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27500 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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