Griffith University

Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Griffith University

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

The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) provides academic and pedagogical foundations for professionals who are or will be involved in work that focuses on the learning and teaching of English as a second or foreign language. The degree provides a qualification in the teaching of English in a variety of contexts with a strong focus on teaching in the Asia-Pacific region.The program content is internationalised and intercultural, focusing on the development of a knowledge base and analytical skills that will enable graduates to operate in a range of roles involving the need to understand how second and foreign languages are learned. The course includes an independent study component requiring the knowledge and application of research principles and practices relating to professional work or learning in TESOL.Please note that this program does not lead to teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.DurationThe Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:#qualTable, #qualTable td, #qualTable th{padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 10px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 10px; text-align: left; vertical-align: middle;border: 1px solid #ccc;}#qualTable{border-collapse: collapse;} If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in: Bachelor, any discipline 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent Bachelor, related discipline OR Graduate Certificate, related discipline 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of advanced standing) Bachelor Honours, related discipline OR Graduate Diploma, related discipline 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (with 80 credit points of advanced standing)


  • Adjustments and Differentiation
  • Business of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Internship)
  • Child Development, Families and Communities
  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Dissertation
  • Foundations of Career Development
  • Foundations of Research in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Global Englishes in TESOL
  • Globalisation
  • History and Philosophy of Early Childhood
  • Independent Research Study
  • Language awareness for second language teachers
  • Language Testing and Assessment
  • Leadership for Wellbeing
  • Leading Teams
  • Learning and Teaching in Global Communities
  • Managing Organisational Transformation
  • Navigating Educational Leadership
  • Principles of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • Researching Educational Technologies
  • Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Application
  • Second Language Curriculum Development
  • Second Language Teaching in Practice (Internship)
  • Sociolinguistics for Second Language Teachers
  • Standard pathway with 80 credit points of advanced standing
  • Technology Enhanced Language Learning and Teaching
  • The Purpose and Future of Work
  • Transformational Educational Technologies
  • Understanding Autism
  • Understanding the Language Learner

Standard entry requirements

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: $46,000 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 4 years
Online International: $46,000 No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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