Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
UTS is a leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course meets the professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers in Australia and internationally, teaching children, teenagers and adults. The course focuses on contemporary models of language learning and teaching as well as subjects which specifically concentrate on language and linguistics. It caters to those seeking an initial teaching qualification in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages, with professional practice placements in Australia or selected overseas institutions. It is also well suited to applicants who already possess a teaching qualification and wish to gain a specialist degree in the field. The course consists of subjects that equip teachers with skills and in-depth knowledge in the areas of teaching practice, pedagogical grammars, global Englishes, discourse analysis, phonology and pronunciation, language teaching technologies, language development, language for specific purposes, and more. This course is designed to meet the necessary professional requirements of the TESOL and applied linguistics fields. It caters for the needs of participants with and without teaching qualifications and experience. The course features flexible study options, with classes held at times suitable for students working standard full-time hours. Selected subjects are offered via distance mode. The course explicitly meets the needs of students working or wishing to work in the following contexts: working with migrants and Indigenous students across all levels of education teachers wishing to change discipline areas teaching English outside Australia international students wishing to study TESOL at master's level.
The Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL course comprises 72 credit points, made up of five compulsory core subjects (30 credit points) and seven elective subjects (42 credit points).
- Introduction to language, TESOL methodology, TESOL practicum, Language development, Research literacies
Standard entry requirements
- UTS recognised bachelor degree, or equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. International students: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.
Articulation with UTS courses Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics and TESOL and Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL are part of an articulated program. These three courses all function as entry and exit points for students.
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