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What will I learn?

In today's globalised world, the cultural and linguistic composition of communities is more diverse than ever before. The ability to express ourselves, to communicate with others and to decipher the multitude of messages we receive every day from both within our own culture and across others is fundamental to our existence in today's modern society.

In our ever-shrinking and interconnected world, the ability to teach English to speakers of other languages is a highly desirable skill. And, the ability to teach with both cultural and linguistic sensitivity is even more valuable. With its dual focus, this course will provide you with an understanding of the complex relationship between language use and context, as well as a strong theoretical and practical foundation in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

KEY FEATURES

You'll have the opportunity to study with one of the largest and most diverse linguistics departments in Australia, which is home to four research centres.

You'll study a broad range of topics within the area of applied linguistics.

This course is available on campus, online, or through a combination of both, which means you can continue to work full-time while studying.

You can combine this course with the Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies to expand your knowledge.

Much of this course's content is also relevant to teachers of other languages.

SUITABLE FOR

Suitable if you are an experienced language professional, working or aiming to work in the areas of teaching, curriculum development, literacy education assessment and program evaluation, bilingualism, teacher education, policy development, management, or a community service where language and communication are critical issues.

Career Opportunities

PROFESSIONS

A Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL degree can enhance career opportunities in many professions where an in-depth understanding of language and communication is important. The TESOL element enables graduates with prior experience as language teachers to enhance their career prospects in this important field. Our graduates are also employed in a wide range of positions that require effective communication with colleagues, as well as with clients, patients or students. Many work in professions that help others to communicate more effectively in written or spoken form.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

CRICOS

083778G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,400.00 (18,63,489) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY,

New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Online/Distance (2 years full-time)

Tuition fees
A$34,400.00 (18,63,489) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

AQF level 8 bachelor honours or graduate diploma qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent, Meet two of the following three criteria: AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent; Minimum two years relevant approved work experience at senior management level, professional certification or other recognised prior learning; AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65; The required standard of English for this program is: Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

For international students

2 years full-time
AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent

1.5 years full-time

AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent, or
One year full-time or part-time equivalent relevant approved work experience in a language-based profession (e.g. language teaching, speech pathology, translation and interpreting)

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

TOEFL iBT: 83

PTE Academic: 58

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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