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Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (International Students)

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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (GC TESOL ) is a short-term focused study that forms part of and with a direct pathway into the Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL) which is designed to address the wide diversity of educational backgrounds of students who wish to teach English, and to meet their professional needs. This course is offered to Australian students working and/or intending to work overseas as TESOL teachers, students who are unable to leave their place of work or country and wish to study off campus as well as international students who want to study TESOL on campus in Australia. The course is open to qualified professionals including teachers, in the field of education and training. This course offers the opportunity for students to critically interpret communication in intercultural contexts; develop skills in analysing their learners' language and English as an international language; and develop an understanding of the language teaching profession in a local and global context. All staff involved in the provision of the MTESOL are active researchers in their fields. Involvement with current educational issues is reflected in the innovative teaching methods used and the discussion of the most up to date ideas and theories in unit content.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrants to this 4 credit point course must have successfully completed a recognised 3 year tertiary degree or its equivalent. Students applying for admission to MTESOL after having completed the GCTESOL must have achieved at least a grade of Credit in each unit. In addition to minimum entry requirements, students for whom English is not their first language and who have not completed award studies in English at tertiary level are required to have an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.5 for on campus enrolment or an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7 for off campus enrolment. The course is open to qualified professionals including teachers, in the field of education and training. Special entry is available for other applicants who can demonstrate that their professional needs will be satisfied by the course.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (International Students)
  • Course description
    Fees and charges
    Fee paying place - International (IFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

    Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.


    Career opportunities
    Graduates will be eligible to Teach English to Speakers of other Languages in Australia and overseas in a variety of settings depending on qualifications required by the employer.


    Course rules

    The GCTESOL is a 4 credit point course comprising 4 units of study (0.5 year full time or 1 year part time).


    Course structure

    Students select any 4 units from MTESOL Specialist units:

    Notes:
    (i) Students need to select their course structure of units in consultation with the Course Adviser.
    (ii) Prerequisites apply to some units

    (iii) Although EEI700 includes 22 days of supervised teaching experience, it does not lead to an initial registered teaching qualification.
    (iv) Generic units (EXE coded units) offered in on-campus mode are subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.


    MTESOL Specialist units
    Trimester 1

    ECL751 Pedagogy in the Globalised Language Classroom  

    ECL753 Linguistics for Language Teaching  

    ECL773 Learning Global English in Diverse Social Contexts  

    EXE739 Internationalising the Curriculum  


    Trimester 2

    ECL752 Innovation in Language Curriculum  

    ECL756 Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching  

    ECL774 Learning An Additional Language  

    ECL775 Intercultural Communication  

     

    TLOTE Option

    EEI700 Practicum Case Study  
    Detailed course rules
    Note: Prerequisites apply to some units.
    Students must successfully complete any 4 Specialist units from the MTESOL offerings.

    TLOTE Option

    Students with the appropriate background who wish to also have a TLOTE specialism included on their transcript must successfully complete the requirements for the GC TESOL with the addition of the unit EEI700 Practicum Case Study.


    Teaching Methods

    The course is offered by on campus and flexible off-campus delivery in both full and part time mode. Students may choose to do units in either on or off campus, full or part time modes. The on campus units will be taught at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood. Students receive instructional materials offered through Deakin Studies On-line, CD-ROM and website links.

    Interaction with lecturers and classmates is also provided through use of DSO, email and telephone links. Optional weekend study schools may also be available for some units.

    On campus units are normally delivered late afternoon through face-to-face teaching in scheduled classes at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood.


    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicants previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.


    Admission requirements - specific
    Entrants to this 4 credit point course must have successfully completed a recognised 3 year tertiary degree or its equivalent.

    Students applying for admission to MTESOL after having completed the GCTESOL must have achieved at least a grade of Credit in each unit.

    In addition to minimum entry requirements, students for whom English is not their first language and who have not completed award studies in English at tertiary level are required to have an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.5 for on campus enrolment or an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7 for off campus enrolment.

    The course is open to qualified professionals including teachers, in the field of education and training. Special entry is available for other applicants who can demonstrate that their professional needs will be satisfied by the course.


    Advanced standing - general
    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
    Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    Advanced standing - specific
    Advanced standing of up to one credit point will be considered for students who have completed the Adult Multicultural Education Services (AMES) module 'Computer Assisted Language Learning' (CALL) for any of the 'electives'.

    Advanced standing of up to two units will be considered for students who have completed equivalent units elsewhere. Decisions will be made on a case by case basis according to the University admission and selection and advanced standing policies.


    How to apply

        * Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
        * Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
        * Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.

    Tracking your application:
    If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

        * If you applied online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
        * If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
        * If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.


    Further study
    Students who successfully complete the GCTESOL with a grade of Credit in each of the 4 units, will be eligible to apply for admission to the 8 credit point MTESOL.

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