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Graduate Certificate in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Graduate Certificate in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Graduate Certificate in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • ID:GU610340
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a three-year bachelor degree (or equivalent).

English Requirements

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.


Course Information

Specialise in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) with this graduate certificate. You will study a range of topics in TESOL and applied linguistics, providing you with the tools to deliver effective, evidence-based lessons to people learning English.

The lessons of this program will familiarise you with the structure of the English language and the terms and tools that can be used to analyse the features of written and spoken text. This increased awareness ensures you can identify some of the structural barriers which language learners must overcome to become competent English users.

You'll also gain improved knowledge of contemporary issues in second-language curriculum development, designing and implementing your own unit of work targeting a particular group of learners.

With a deeper understanding of the linguistic, cognitive, and pedagogical aspects of language learning and knowledge about the various analytical tools used for the study of language learning and acquisition, you'll be equipped to be a more effective teacher.


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

People across the world are learning to speak English, and competent, qualified English language teachers are in demand both in Australia and overseas. While this program does not lead to teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers, it will kick-start your career in English language teaching in a variety of settings and locations.

Key employment sectors

  • Education and Training

  • Public Administration and Training

Potential job outcomes

  • Teacher of English to speakers of other languages

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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