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C06116v1 Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (GradDipAppLingTESOL)
UAC code: 940229 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 088013A
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

UTS is a world-leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course meets the professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers and educators teaching children, teenagers and adults. In its foundation and specialisation subjects, the course presents contemporary models and analysis of language learning and teaching. It caters for those seeking an initial teaching qualification in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages and for those who already possess a teaching qualification and wish to gain a specialist degree in the field.

Students study subjects that equip them with skills and knowledge to teach English in a variety of local and international contexts. For those seeking an initial teaching qualification, the professional practice placements can be taken in Australia or at a selected overseas institution. The course features flexible study options, with various classes held at times suitable for students working standard full-time hours. Credit recognition may be available. The course is designed by a team of experienced TESOL professionals who are familiar with the full range of English language teaching contexts.

The course explicitly meets the needs of students and educators in the following contexts:

  • working with migrants and Indigenous students across all levels of education
  • teachers wishing to change discipline areas
  • teaching English outside Australia
  • international students wishing to study TESOL with the possibility of extending into the master's program.

Career options

Career options include teacher of English as a second language in Australia or overseas (applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements).

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Graduates are able to teach English to speakers of other languages across a range of age groups
1.2 Graduates have the specialist skills and knowledge to teach in a range of contexts, both local and international
2.1 Graduates have the knowledge base on which to generate and critique complex ideas
2.2 Graduates are reflective practitioners who are able to critique their own practice, and identify and respond to their own learning needs in changing workplace and social contexts
3.1 Graduates are linguistically and culturally sensitive professionals with a broad knowledge of international practice in the field of teaching practice
4.1 Graduates are able to work with Indigenous students across different age groups
5.1 Graduates are responsible and accountable teaching practitioners, able to productively collaborate with colleagues in the field
5.2 Graduates are able to work professionally in linguistically and culturally diverse workplaces and communities
6.1 Graduates have strong communication and interpersonal skills to mediate complex knowledge and skills for a variety of audiences

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Credit recognition

Students may be granted some credit recognition if they have completed:

  • CELTA
  • Cert IV TESOL/TEFL/TEYL
  • DELTA
  • Diploma of Education or equivalent teaching qualification in ESL/EALD, LOTE or English
  • Diploma of Education or equivalent teaching qualification in disciplines other than ESL/EALD, LOTE or English
  • Primary teaching Bachelor's degree qualification
  • UTS Bachelor of Education in Adult Education (Language, Literacy and Numeracy)
  • Master of Teaching or Bachelor of Teaching (Graduate entry) in ESL/EALD, English or LOTE.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a one-year, full-time or two-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 48 credit points, comprising 30 credit points of core subjects and 18 credit points of electives.

Course completion requirements

STM91129 Core subjects (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 24cp
STM91130 Core subjects (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 24cp
Total 48cp

Course program

Example programs for students undertaking the course full time and part time with Autumn and Spring commencements are shown below.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
013102 Introduction to Language   6cp
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum   6cp
013105 Language Development   6cp
Spring session
CBK91152 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL)   18cp
028254 TESOL Practicum 2: Teaching Intensive   6cp
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
013102 Introduction to Language   6cp
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
Spring session
013105 Language Development   6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91152 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 18cp  
028254 TESOL Practicum 2: Teaching Intensive   6cp
Spring session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91152 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 18cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
013102 Introduction to Language   6cp
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum   6cp
013105 Language Development   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
CBK91152 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL)   18cp
028254 TESOL Practicum 2: Teaching Intensive   6cp
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
013102 Introduction to Language   6cp
013105 Language Development   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
028253 TESOL: Methodology   6cp
010070 TESOL Practicum   6cp
Spring session
028254 TESOL Practicum 2: Teaching Intensive   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91152 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 18cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91152 Options (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) 18cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program made up of the Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL (C04305), the Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, and the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (C11254). Each course functions as entry and exit points for students.

Other information

Further information is available from UTS: Education on:

Local and current students:
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS

Future international students:
telephone 1800 774 816 (freecall within Australia)
+61 3 9627 4816 (from outside Australia)
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