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Applied Linguistics and TESOL

These courses are an articulated program of postgraduate study in applied linguistics and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

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The programs are comprehensive, practical, and tailored to cater to the needs of participants who as yet have no teaching experience, as well as to the needs of participants with experience but no recognised initial teaching qualification. They provide an initial teaching qualification for untrained students and feature practicum teaching subjects.

They are also designed for trained/qualified or experienced teachers (credit recognition is available) who want to obtain a teaching specialisation in TESOL. The subjects aim to extend both theoretical and practical knowledge about English language, and about curriculum design and methodologies for language education, and are designed to meet the needs of diverse contexts of teaching and learning English. The program integrates theory and practice and is an internationally recognised qualification.

Postgraduate Info Eve - 27 April 2017


Why study Applied Linguistics and TESOL at UTS?

  • To obtain an initial teaching qualification in TESOL
  • To meet the needs of teachers wishing to change discipline area
  • The courses include professional practice placements
  • To have your previous teaching qualification recognised for credit towards the masters degree
  • To enable graduates to work with migrants and Indigenous students across all levels of education
  • Flexible study options with classes held at times suitable for full-time workers
  • Distance option is available in the Masters or Graduate Diploma in TESOL if students have a teaching qualification enabling 24cps of credit recognition
  • UTS is a leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field.
  • UTS Alumni receive a 10% saving on tuition fees for full fee paying courses. For the full details and to check your eligibility please see - Alumni Advantage Program


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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