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

Curtin University

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $8,800

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.


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

Subjects you can Study:

Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages-TESOL

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).

Further information:

Curtin University course code: GC-TESOL

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Part time 1 year

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