Master of Translation and TESOL

  • Effective from: 2020
  • Approved Abbreviation: MTrans&TESOL
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1816
  • AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 088716C

This program applies to students who commenced in 2020 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2018 - Please refer to 1816.3 Master of Translation and TESOL

The Master of Translation and TESOL provides professional education in two related and complementary disciplines, translation and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). The TESOL component is consistent with the industry standard in the Australian and international contexts. The translation component consists of theoretical and practical training in translation, leading to eligibility to sit for certification by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the Certified Translator level. The program is designed for graduates in any field wishing to develop a long-term career in TESOL as well as in Translation. Subject to demand, translation training is offered in English and one of the following languages: Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Spanish or Vietnamese.

◾ 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 Translation and TESOL (with cognate subjects or equivalent), graduates of a Graduate Certificate in Translation and TESOL (with cognate subjects or equivalent), and graduates of a Graduate Diploma in Translation and TESOL (with cognate subjects or equivalent) may be eligible for 25% up to 50% Advanced Standing.

Accreditation

This program is an Endorsed Qualification for the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the Certified Translator level (formerly Level 3). Students who wish to sit for NAATI Certification must pass the subject LANG 7030 Preparation for NAATI Certification (PG). Students who are unable to pass this subject will be able to graduate with one of the following awards provided they pass the relevant subjects: Graduate Diploma in TESOL, Graduate Certificate in TESOL, Graduate Certificate in Interpreting and Translation, Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies or Graduate Diploma in Translation.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements for TESOL

Inherent requirements for Interpreting and Translation

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, and have native or near-native proficiency in one of the following languages: Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish or Vietnamese.

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.

Recommended Sequence

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

The following is a recommended sequence. However, students may choose to undertake the translation subjects of the program in the first year and the TESOL subjects in the second year after consulting the TESOL program advisor and receiving approval. It is essential that students do not enrol in a mixture of TESOL and translation subjects in any one of the four semesters as not all subjects are offered in each semester.

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
Select one of the following 10
Language and Linguistics Research Methods  
Multicultural Nonverbal Communication  
Formal and Functional Grammar  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
LANG 7031 Second Language Assessment and Testing 10
LANG 7033 TESOL Internship 20
Select one of the following 10
Investigating Second Language Acquisition  
Contexts of TESOL  
Advanced Academic English Skills  
Bilingualism and Education  
Intercultural Communication (PG)  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
LANG 7021 Introduction to Translation PG 10
LANG 7020 Introduction to Interpreting PG 10
LANG 7036 Translation Technologies (PG) 10
LANG 7007 Community and Social Services Translation (PG) 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
LANG 7017 Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (PG) 10
LANG 7030 Preparation for NAATI Certification (PG) 10
LANG 7032 Specialised Translation (PG) 10
LANG 7004 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and Captioning 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Mid Year Intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7140 TESOL Methodology and Curricula 20
LANG 7031 Second Language Assessment and Testing 10
Select one of the following 10
Investigating Second Language Acquisition  
Contexts of TESOL  
Advanced Academic English Skills  
Bilingualism and Education  
Intercultural Communication (PG)  
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
TEAC 7044 English Linguistics for TESOL 10
LANG 7033 TESOL Internship 20
Select one of the following 10
Language and Linguistics Research Methods  
Multicultural Nonverbal Communication  
Formal and Functional Grammar  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
LANG 7021 Introduction to Translation PG 10
LANG 7020 Introduction to Interpreting PG 10
LANG 7032 Specialised Translation (PG) 10
LANG 7004 Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and Captioning 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
LANG 7017 Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (PG) 10
LANG 7030 Preparation for NAATI Certification (PG) 10
LANG 7036 Translation Technologies (PG) 10
LANG 7007 Community and Social Services Translation (PG) 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160