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  • Objectives
    The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL) 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 will enable students to critically interpret communication in intercultural contexts; develop skills in analysing their learners' language and English as an international language and increase their 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 12 credit point course must have successfully completed a recognised 3 year tertiary degree or its equivalent. Entrants who have successfully completed a recognised 4 year tertiary degree or its equivalent, together with demonstrated teaching content either within their award or as professional experience equivalent to 6 months teaching practice, are required to complete 8 credit points. 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
    Master 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.

    * 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 MTESOL is offered as:

        * a 12 credit point course comprising 12 units of study (1.5 years full time or 3 years part time) for applicants with a recognized 3 year tertiary award or
        * an 8 credit point course comprising 8 units of study (1 year full time or 2 years part time) for applicants with a recognized 4 year tertiary award and 6 months teaching practice or equivalent.

    Students have the choice of a coursework only pathway or coursework with a research pathway.

    Enrolled students who choose not to complete the MTESOL can apply to graduate with the Graduate Certificate of TESOL award as an exit option.


    Course structure


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

    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  


    Elective units
    Trimester 1

    EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations  

    EXE738 Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts  

    EXE739 Internationalising the Curriculum  

    EXE740 Independent Reading Study  

     

    Trimester 2

    EEL700 New Literacies in the Media Age  

    EEL702 Literacy and Students with Special Educational Needs  

    EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations  

    EXE740 Independent Reading Study  

    Notes:

    (i) EEL700 offered in alternate years 2010, 2012

    (ii) EEL702 offered in alternate years 2009, 2011

    (iii) Generic units (EXE coded units) offered in on-campus mode are subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.

    Research units

    EXR780 Research Perspectives and Practices  

    EXR790 Research Design and Development  

    EXR796 Research Paper Part A  

    EXR797 Research Paper Part B  

     

    TLOTE Option

    EEI700 Practicum Case Study  

     

    Note: Although EEI700 includes 22 days of supervised teaching experience, it does not lead to an initial registered teaching qualification.

     
    Detailed course rules
    Note: Prerequisites apply to some units.

    MTESOL 12 Credit points comprising 12 units of study for applicants with a 3 year undergraduate degree.
    Coursework pathway:

        * Must successfully complete at least 8 MTESOL specialist units.
        * Must successfully complete up to 4 MTESOL elective units.

    Research pathway:

        * Must successfully complete any 8 MTESOL specialist units.
        * Must successfully complete the 4 MTESOL research units.

    MTESOL 8 Credit points comprising 8 units of study for applicants with a 4 year undergraduate degree and 6 months teaching experience or equivalent.

    Coursework pathway:

        * Must successfully complete any 8 MTESOL specialist units.
        * Students who have completed a GCTESOL may choose up to 4 MTESOL elective units.

    Research pathway:

        * Must successfully complete any 4 MTESOL specialist units.
        * Must complete the 4 MTESOL research units.

     

    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 MTESOL with the addition of the unit EEI700 Practicum Case Study.

     
    GCTESOL (Exit option).
    Enrolled students who choose not to complete the MTESOL and apply to graduate with the GCTESOL award as an exit option, must have successfully completed any 4 Specialist units from the MTESOL offerings.



    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 12 credit point course must have successfully completed a recognised 3 year tertiary degree or its equivalent. Entrants who have successfully completed a recognised 4 year tertiary degree or its equivalent, together with demonstrated teaching content either within their award or as professional experience equivalent to 6 months teaching practice, are required to complete 8 credit points.

    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
    f 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 four 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.

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


    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 research pathway will be eligible to apply for admission to the PhD.
     

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