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Master of T.E.S.O.L. (Stream 150B) Coursework

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  • Objectives
    Students who have completed the Masters of TESOL course should be able to: * demonstrate a high level of competence in the management and teaching of English to speakers of other languages; * demonstrate a superior knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of TESOL; * have an understanding of the theory and practice of research in TESOL; * make effective use of the findings of educational writings and research in addressing TESOL-related professional problems; * have the depth of knowledge and understanding that will enable them to be a resource for colleagues in TESOL-related professional situations.
  • Academic Title
    Master of T.E.S.O.L. (Stream 150B) Coursework
  • Course description
    Students are required to undertake the following compulsory and elective subjects to accumulate 150 points.     

    Compulsory subjects:


    Students enrol in either 483-830 OR 460-731

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    483-829  Language & Language Acquisition
    A study of the nature of the language learning task, including an analysis of spoken and written language, its acquisition and its use in bilingual and multilingual settings, together with an introduction to the implications of this for language teac...     Semester 1, Semester 2     25

    483-888  TESOL Methodology & Curriculum Design
    A study of the nature of the TESOL methodology and curriculum design and evaluation in both child and adult English language learning contexts. Topics include the socio-cultural context of TESOL, including educational, cultural, historical and interg...     Semester 1     12.50

    483-830  TESOL Prof Prac:Supervised Teaching
    Students undertake 22 days supervised teaching practice and observation in an appropriate TESOL setting. Teaching practice incorporates appropriate presentation and practice of the target language, both spoken and written; the design, implementation ...     Year Long     12.50

    460-731  TESOL Prof Prac:Supervised Teaching
    Students undertake 22 days supervised teaching practice and observation in an appropriate TESOL setting. Teaching practice incorporates appropriate presentation and practice of the target language, both spoken and written; the design, implementation ...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    483-603  Innovation & Change In Language Ed.
    A study of key directions and innovations in language and literacy policy and programming in Australia and internationally. Topics include: the evolution of language and literacy teaching programs in different contexts; current issues in language edu...     Semester 1     25

    483-620  Second Language Assessment
    A study of the theory and practice of second language assessment. Topics include: the purposes of language assessment, models of communicative language ability and their implications for assessment, the design of assessment instruments, assessing spe...     Semester 1     25

    Elective subjects (select any two of the following):

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    483-626  Language Education: Functional Grammar
    A study of systemic functional linguistic approaches to the study of English grammar and discourse, as these are relevant to the development of an educational linguistics. Topics include: a brief review of the history of the emergence of the theory, ...     Semester 2     25

    483-636  Teaching English in the Internat.Context
    The subject examines the international debate on the nature and role of English in the world over the past 25 years. Issues of naming and variety are considered and the politics and economics of the spread of English is examined, as well as charges o...     Semester 2     25

    483-641  English for Specific Purposes
    A study of the theory and practice of teaching English for Specific Purposes. Building on general TESOL methodology and curriculum design principles, topics in this subject will include definitions and the history of ESP, English for academic purpose...     Semester 1     25

    460-625  Negotiated Project in Education
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     25

    460-626  Negotiated Project in Education 2
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     25

    460-627  Minor Project in Education
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    460-628  Minor Project in Education 2
    An individually negotiated project relating to education, in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (eg., a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research project relating to educational practice, or an approved...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    460-684  Content Language Integrated Pedagogy
    This subject focuses on content language integrated pedagogy, in particular issues in the methodology of teaching in a second or foreign language, including such areas as setting goals and objectives; models of Content Language Integrated Learning pr...     Semester 2     12.50

    460-685  Linguistics and Sociolinguistics of CLIL
    This subject will review the linguistic and sociolinguistic issues involved in content-based programs including such issues as general vs specific purpose language, the language of the discipline (and the integral relationship between them) and of th...     Semester 2     12.50

    International students must replace the compulsory subject, 483-830 TESOL Professional Practice: Supervised Teaching, with 483-642 TESOL Professional Practice: Supervised Observation, except where the Program Co-ordinator approves enrolment in 483-830 TESOL Professional Practice: Supervised Teaching .

    International students may also substitute 483-636 Teaching English in the International Context for the compulsory subject 483-603 Innovation and Change in Language Education if they wish.

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