Graduates of this program could find opportunities in the areas of teaching language, as well as other related areas such as politics, economics, trade, drama and pedagogical pursuits, where language skills are of utmost importance. Successful completion of the course qualifies someone (1) who holds either a recognised, pre-service teaching qualification or (2) a recognised degree or diploma and 800 hours of teaching ESL experience, to teach in Australian ELICOS Institute or the school system. Internationally, the graduates of this course teach in many countries across five continents. For more details about requirements of teacher qualifications in Australia visit the NATIONAL ELT Accreditation Scheme website. While we provide advice concerning the current TESOL job opportunities throughout the course, we do not find jobs for course participants.
Most students undertake four subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may, however, enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period. Bond's Teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
12 subjects, 120 Credit Points
Students must complete the following compulsory subjects in the first 2 semesters:
Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences
This is a postgraduate research methods class designed for masters students pursuing advanced specialisations in the humanities or social sciences. The subject reviews the purposes for social research, competing paradigms, qualitative and quantitative res earch designs and tools for analysis.
Outcomes include knowledge of the types of research conducted in the humanities and social sciences, the ability to conceptualise and design research projects and carry out elementary analyses and reporting.
Epistemology and Theory of Knowledge
This subject is concerned with how knowledge is generated and justified in different academic disciplines. It will explore ways of constructing and criticizing arguments and compare the methods employed in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Students will be exposed to basic philosophical ideas about knowledge, and will become familiar with perspectives drawn from the philosophy of science and sociology of knowledge.
Students who successfully complete this subject will not only be better equipped to recognise and address the most fundamental questions that arise in their advanced study and research, but also to contribute in a more rigorous way to questions of public controversy.
Eight (8) subjects from the LING71- section of the H&SS list of postgraduate subjects.
LING71-204 Language & Society Humanities & Social Sciences
LING71-700 Language Teaching Internship Humanities & Social Sciences
LING71-201 Language Teaching Methodology Humanities & Social Sciences
LING71-100 Linguistics Humanities & Social Sciences
LING71-301 Second Language Acquisition Humanities & Social Sciences
LING71-600 Special Project in Applied Linguistics Humanities & Social Sciences
LING71-203 Syllabus Design Humanities & Social Sciences
LING71-701 Teaching Practicum Humanities & Social Sciences
LING71-302 Testing for Language Teachers Humanities & Social Sciences
Two (2) elective subjects of which at least 1 must come from the H&SS list of postgraduate subjects including the EDUC list of offerings, (providing they meet the pre-requisites).
Students should note that if they intend to apply for the Masters of Educational Practice upon completion of this degree that they must sit the IELTS test and obtain 7.0 (in all bands) and meet the other entry criteria for the MEPrac.