Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

Advance your practice in English teaching.Specialise in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) with this graduate certificate. You will study a range of topics in TESOL and applied linguistics, providing you with the tools to deliver effective, evidence-based lessons to people learning English. The lessons of this program will familiarise you with the structure of the English language and the terms and tools that can be used to analyse the features of written and spoken text. This increased awareness ensures you can identify some of the structural barriers which language learners must overcome to become competent English users.You'll also gain improved knowledge of contemporary issues in second-language curriculum development, designing and implementing your own unit of work targeting a particular group of learners.With a deeper understanding of the linguistic, cognitive, and pedagogical aspects of language learning and knowledge about the various analytical tools used for the study of language learning and acquisition, you'll be equipped to be a more effective teacher. Industry and expert connections This program takes an interactive, problem-based approach to teaching, using practical examples and case studies, and you'll have extensive opportunity to connect with your fellow students.You will observe second language classes in action at a recognized English language school as part of the internship that's core to this course. You'll initially undergo a combination of lectures and workshops and observation of working teachers in classrooms before you plan and teach a class for second language learners. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain experience and make connections at English language schools. Graduate outcomesYou will find employment opportunities locally or overseas teaching English as a second or foreign language, teaching a language other than English, or working in leadership positions in language teaching institutions. Opportunities may exist at at TAFEs or technical colleges, private language schools, or language teaching institutions for migrants.FlexibilityStudy anytime, anywhere - This degree is available online through our Digital campus, giving you more room to fit university with your work and social life.Pursue further study The courses in this graduate certificate may be credited towards a related graduate diploma or masters degree. Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past, which will give you an idea of what you can expect.


  • Language awareness for second language teachers
  • Second Language Curriculum Development
  • Second Language Teaching in Practice (Internship)
  • Understanding the Language Learner

Standard entry requirements

Any Bachelor degree or higher


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Nathan Campus International: $11,500 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year
Online International: $11,500 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years

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