Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This course provides an introduction to basic principles of language teaching and the systems of language. Students take units in TESOL Methodologies, Material Design and Assessment (where the emphasis is on practical aspects of language teaching and learning) Transcultural Communication, Introduction to Language. This course is designed to develop and support the careers of teaching professionals and graduate professionals working in language-related areas. NB The course does not include a practicum and nor does it lead to a formal teaching qualification.


Graduate Certificates contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences.


  • Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages-TESOL

Standard entry requirements

Specifically, applicants require a Bachelor degree in Education of at least four years full-time or equivalent OR A bachelor degree of at least three years full-time or equivalent and a postgraduate academic qualification in teaching OR A bachelor degree of at least three years full-time or equivalent and CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) or equivalent OR A bachelor degree of at least three years full-time or equivalent and evidence of at least two years' full-time English language teaching experience within the last ten years OR An Honours or Masters' degree in a related discipline Note: A Certificate IV in training and assessment is not an approved teaching qualification for entry into this program.

Study pathways

Applications for credit are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the program and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Under certain circumstances one unit will be granted to applicants holding the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus
  • Part-time : 1 year
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time

Further information

Curtin University course code: GC-TESOL

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