Master of Modern Languages Education

  • CRICOS code: 095990D

What will I study?


Learn how to effectively teach a language other than English. This course focuses on the curriculum, pedagogy, and language as they apply to classroom instruction and the provision of Languages education within school systems.

Study Structure

The Master of Modern Languages Education 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 Master of Modern Languages Education on a part-time (domestic students only) or full-time basis.

Standard program:
  • This is the standard offering for those without a teaching qualification or experience
  • 200 points of coursework
  • Year 1: 4 x compulsory subjects and 4 x electives chosen from the Master of Education. Students must complete the 4 compulsory subjects first in semester 1, before their chosen electives. All 4 compulsory subjects and 4 electives must be completed before students enrol into any additional languages electives for Year 2.
  • Year 2 is comprised of either:
    • Capstone professional project option, 6 x additional languages electives and 1 x capstone professional project subject; or
    • Research pathway option, 4 x additional languages electives and 2 research pathway subjects.
Fast-track program:
  • Up to 100 credit points of advanced standing will be given to applicants who have either: A four-year education degree, or equivalent; or an undergraduate degree in any discipline and at least 100 credit points, or equivalent, of graduate study in education.
  • Year 2: Either the Capstone professional project option or the Research pathway option, as detailed for the Standard program. Alternatively, see details of the VIT Accredited option with the Language Teaching specialisation further below.

Successful completion of a major in a language other than English (or a statement of equivalence) is a requirement for Languages teacher accreditation in Victoria.

Also available: Master of TESOL

How will I study?

The delivery mode of our course is face-to-face classes on the Parkville campus, plus supported teacher placement.

Victorian Institute of Teaching accreditation

Students who are eligible for Victorian Institute of Teaching registration but seek additional recognition as an accredited language teacher, must complete the Language Teaching specialisation. This includes four specialist core subjects, 22 days of placement at a school or similar setting, and options for either a Capstone professional project with 2 electives, or 2 Research pathway subjects.

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