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Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Fascinated by language? Keen to cross global boundaries by sharing your knowledge of English? Study a postgraduate course in applied linguistics and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). A passion for education is all you need — no previous teaching qualifications are required.

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Overview

These postgraduate courses will help you build your theoretical and practical knowledge of English, as well as your understanding of curriculum design and language education methodologies. They’ve been designed to meet the needs of people both with and without teaching degrees, providing an initial qualification for the untrained or a teaching specialisation for those with previous experience. Course content integrates both theory and practice, while professional experience subjects enable you to test your skills in a real-world classroom. Once you graduate, your degree will be recognised around Australia and overseas.

Courses

Why study Applied Linguistics and TESOL at UTS?

  • Get qualified
    Gain your first teaching qualification with a TESOL degree.
  • Stuck in a teaching career rut?
    Multiskill yourself by adding a specialism in English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).
  • Walk the talk
    All our courses include professional practice placements in real-world education environments.
  • Aim higher
    Gain credit for a previous teaching course towards the masters degree.
  • Cross cultures
    Upon graduation, work with multilingual learners across diverse age levels and contexts.
  • Work full-time
    Our flexible study options cater for busy people with multiple commitments.
  • Study with the best
    Our academics are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field.
  • Count your pennies
    UTS Alumni receive a 10% saving on tuition fees for full fee paying courses. See the Alumni Advantage Program for more.
  • Start your postgraduate study sooner by enrolling in an Autumn or Spring intake – whichever suits your situation best! Click for more information on how to apply to UTS postgraduate courses.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition may be granted if you’ve completed any of the following courses:

Courses which gain credit recognitionCredit Points

CELTA

  • 010070 TESOL Practicum

6

Cert IV TESOL /TEFL /TEYL

  • 010070 TESOL Practicum

6

DELTA

  • 010070 TESOL Practicum
  • 028254 TESOL Practicum 2
12

Diploma of Education or equivalent teaching qualification in

ESL / EALD, LOTE or English

  • 010070 TESOL Practicum
  • 028254 TESOL Practicum 2: Teaching Intensive
  • 013102 lntroduction to Language
  • 028253 TESOL Methodology

24

Diploma of Education or equivalent teaching qualification in

disciplines other than ESL / EALD, LOTE or English

  • 010070 TESOL Practicum
  • 028254 TESOL Practicum 2: Teaching Intensive

12

Primary Teaching Bachelor’s degree qualification

  • 010070 TESOL Practicum
  • 028254 TESOL Practicum 2: Teaching Intensive
  • 013102 Introduction to Language
  • 028253 TESOL: Methodology

24

UTS Bachelor of Education in Adult Education (LLN)

  • 010070 TESOL Practicum
  • 028254 TESOL Practicum 2: Teaching Intensive
  • 013102 Introduction to Language
  • 028253 TESOL: Methodology

24

Masters in Teaching or Bachelor of Teaching (Graduate entry) in

ESL/EALD, English or LOTE

  • 010070 TESOL Practicum
  • 028254 TESOL Practicum 2: Teaching Intensive
  • 013102 Introduction to Language
  • 028253 TESOL: Methodology

24

Read more about credit recognition in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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What the students say

Heidi Sham, UTS Master of Arts in TESOL studentHeidi Sham
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

“When comparing this against all the other major universities in Sydney offering similar courses, I felt UTS had more to offer me.”

Rachel Chua, UTS Master of Arts in TESOL studentRachel Chua
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

“A number of my lecturers are leading thinkers and contributors to the TESOL field, and it’s a privilege to be learning from them.”

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