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Master of Arts in TESOL

Approved Abbreviation: MATESOL


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1800.2

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 092787J


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Spring 2017 or later.

For Commencement Year 2015 to Autumn 2017 - please refer to: 1800.1 Master of Arts in TESOL

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

The Master of Arts in TESOL is designed to meet professional development needs of those working or interested in a range of language teaching fields. It provides an advanced TESOL qualification for Australian and international English language practitioners who wish to work in the field of English language teaching and undertake research-based projects related to English language teaching and learning.

  • Director of Academic Program - Associate Professor Robert Mailhammer

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Ping YangenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

Graduates of a Bachelor in TESOL or Graduate Diploma in TESOL (or equivalent) may be eligible for up to 50% Advanced Standing. Graduates of a Graduate Certificate in TESOL (or equivalent) may be eligible for up to 25% Advanced Standing.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in any discipline. Applicants must have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum 6.0 in each subtest.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points which include the units listed below.

Exit Awards

Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in TESOL on completion of the relevant units.

1801 - Graduate Diploma in TESOL - 80 credit points

1802 - Graduate Certificate in TESOL - 60 credit points

Recommended sequence

Start Year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

101825English Linguistics for TESOL
101697TESOL Methodology and Curricula
102621Formal and Functional Grammar

From 2018 unit 102621 Formal and Functional Grammar has replaced 102336 Functional Grammar.

Spring session

101824Second Language Assessment and Testing

Choose three of

100919Investigating Second Language Acquisition
102335Contexts of TESOL
102325Advanced Academic English Skills
102525Bilingualism and Education
102338Intercultural Communication (PG)

Year 2

Autumn session

101854Language and Linguistics Research Methods
102283Multicultural Nonverbal Communication
101698TESOL Internship

Spring session

102337TESOL Project

Mid Year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

101697TESOL Methodology and Curricula

Choose two of

102525Bilingualism and Education
102335Contexts of TESOL
102325Advanced Academic English Skills

Autumn session

101825English Linguistics for TESOL
101854Language and Linguistics Research Methods
102283Multicultural Nonverbal Communication
102621Formal and Functional Grammar

From 2018 unit 102621 Formal and Functional Grammar has replaced 102336 Functional Grammar.

Year 2

Spring session

101698TESOL Internship

Choose two of

101824Second Language Assessment and Testing
100919Investigating Second Language Acquisition
102338Intercultural Communication (PG)

Autumn session

102337TESOL Project


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