What will I study?


In the Graduate Certificate in TESOL, you’ll learn to analyse and gain understanding of the nature and form of language as a system. Over the course of your studies, you will also develop insight in how to critically evaluate and explain implications of acquiring a second language for learning and teaching. The course provides those brand-new to TESOL the ability to evaluate contemporary education issues in the field, allowing graduates to confidently contribute to local, national and global issues in TESOL education.

Study structure

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is comprised of both supported teacher placement and face-to face learning. Entry points to the course are in both semester 1 and 2, designed to suit most schedules. For flexibility around professional or family commitments, we also offer the Graduate Certificate in TESOL on a part-time (1 year) or full-time (6 months) basis.

The program:

The program is 50 points of coursework, comprising 4 x 12.5 point four specialist core subjects. Find out more below in ‘Explore this course’.

  • Supervised Teaching (Second Language)
  • Grammar for Language Teachers
  • Second Language Teaching Methodology
  • Second Language Acquisition and Teaching

The delivery mode of our course is face-to-face classes on the Parkville campus, plus supported teacher placement in primary, secondary or adult education environments. The English as an additional language teaching specialisation also requires 22 days of supervised placement at a school or similar setting during school hours.

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Explore this course

Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this certificate.