Master of Arts in TESOL

  • Effective from: 2017
  • Approved Abbreviation: MATESOL
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1800
  • AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 092787J

This program applies to students who commenced in Spring 2017 or later. 

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.

Program Advice

Dr Ping Yang
 

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal 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 program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

Inherent Requirements

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 program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

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

International students should also refer to the link below 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

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 may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

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

All other International applicants must apply directly to the 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.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points which include the subjects listed below. Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate on completion of the relevant subjects.

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

1802 - Graduate Certificate in TESOL

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time start-year Intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7044 English Linguistics for TESOL 10
TEAC 7140 TESOL Methodology and Curricula 20
LANG 7011 Formal and Functional Grammar 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
LANG 7031 Second Language Assessment and Testing 10
Select three of the following: 30
Investigating Second Language Acquisition  
Contexts of TESOL  
Advanced Academic English Skills  
Bilingualism and Education  
Intercultural Communication (PG)  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
LANG 7023 Language and Linguistics Research Methods 10
TEAC 7076 Multicultural Nonverbal Communication 10
LANG 7033 TESOL Internship 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
LANG 7034 TESOL Project 40
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Full-time mid-year Intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7140 TESOL Methodology and Curricula 20
Select two of the following: 20
Bilingualism and Education  
Contexts of TESOL  
Advanced Academic English Skills  
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
TEAC 7044 English Linguistics for TESOL 10
LANG 7023 Language and Linguistics Research Methods 10
TEAC 7076 Multicultural Nonverbal Communication 10
LANG 7011 Formal and Functional Grammar 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
LANG 7033 TESOL Internship 20
Select two of the following: 20
Second Language Assessment and Testing  
Investigating Second Language Acquisition  
Intercultural Communication (PG)  
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
LANG 7034 TESOL Project 40
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160