Master of Modern Languages Education

  • CRICOS code: 095990D

Course overview

  • 2 years full time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


✓ Become a specialised languages teacher

✓ Turn your multilingual skills into teaching

✓ Research-driven learning

✓ Suitable for students with no prior experience, plus a fast-track option for those with teaching experience

Become a language teacher in schools, language centres and universities around the world with our Master of Modern Languages Education. This course focuses on languages other than English (LOTE) curriculum, pedagogy and language as they apply to classroom instruction. You will gain insight into the nature of language and its role in human learning and expression, while developing your communication skills and intercultural awareness.


Qualified teachers who wish to be recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as a Languages teacher must complete the Language Teaching specialisation plus 22 days of placement at a school or similar setting during school hours.

Please note: the Master of Modern Languages Education does not provide an initial teacher qualification to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. For information on becoming a teacher, please visit the Become a Teacher page.

Who is the course for?

The Master of Modern Languages Education is suitable for students of all backgrounds, either with or without  prior experience in the field. The course is for those who want to teach languages other than English in a range of teaching environments around the world, ranging from mainstream schools to language centres. If you’re a teacher seeking to become an accredited languages teacher in Victoria, the Master of Modern Languages Education will provide you with this recognition from the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

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Why choose the Master of Modern Languages Education with us?

In the Master of Modern Languages Education, you’ll be taught by a number of internationally recognised education experts. As students of MGSE researchers, you’ll experience research-led learning, focusing on concepts and findings. As well as strong leaders and educators, the course has also been built for practical application in the real world. Our teacher placements are an integral part of the course which allow students to experience real-life teaching in primary, secondary or adult education environments.

The reputation of the University of Melbourne is strong and globally recognised, particularly for education where MGSE has been ranked #1* in Australia. We are at the cutting edge of teaching and research.

Support while you learn

We take pride in the excellent support we offer our Master of Modern Languages Education students from enrolment, throughout their studies, and beyond. Our students are successful because of the extra support and guidance they get when leading a class for the first time. You will receive ongoing support – unlike any other university – both on campus and while on placement. As you learn, you will be supported by a Mentor Teacher and a Clinical Teaching Specialist. If you are an Indigenous student, we offer a range of support services here at the University of Melbourne via Murrup Barak. Find out more here.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Education