Master of Arts (TESOL)

Recognition under the Australian Qualification Framework

All KOI courses are accredited by TEQSA (Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency) and consistent with the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework). TEQSA regulates qualifications in the Australian education system.
This means that KOI is recognised as providing its students with quality education for the courses on offer in line with Australia’s Higher Education Standards.


The Course Overview –  can be used to view the course structure and sequence in which subjects should be studied. All subjects named (LISTED) in the Course Overviews are core subjects and must be studied to satisfy the requirements of the particular award.

The subjects in shaded boxes must be studied in the order they are presented as they provide pre-requisite knowledge for other subjects. The remaining subjects (core and elective) have a recommended trimester, but may be studied in other available trimester slots to suit individual student preferences, provided pre-requisites have been completed.

Students may choose any elective subjects from the list following the Course Overview, provided the subject is offered in the trimester they wish to study it and they have met the relevant pre-requisites.

Master of Arts TESOL (CRICOS 083134K)

The Master of Arts (TESOL) provides graduates with a professional qualification for teaching English to speakers of other languages. The course has 11 subjects (the Research component is a double weighted subject) comprising of 7 core subjects and 4 electives, studied over 3 trimesters. King’s Own Institute works closely with other language teaching providers in Sydney to organise practicum placements, access current industry trends, resources and expertise in teaching methodology, and to identify resources and trends in the field. The course includes a supervised practicum.

The Master of Arts (TESOL) equips you with an internationally valued skill set, enabling you to communicate and exchange ideas with people of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and to learn more about other cultures and languages.

Graduates of the Master of Arts (TESOL) may find employment opportunities locally or overseas teaching English as a second or foreign language, or working in leadership positions in language teaching institutions. These include opportunities at TAFE or technical colleges, university language centres, private language schools and language teaching institutions for migrants.
Career choices for graduates with the Master of Arts (TESOL) include Academic advising, Government advising, Program directing, Academic Manager, Translating, Text book/journal writing or Business English instructing.

Graduates of the Master of Arts (TESOL) are eligible to apply for admission into further postgraduate qualifications in Australia and overseas such as another Master degree or a PhD.

STUDENT PROFILEThe table in the pop-up window here gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at KOI. It provides data on students that commenced Master of Arts (TESOL) study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

The table in the pop-up window here gives ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Trimester 1, 2022

General admission criteria apply to the course.

Course Overview

First Trimester

TSL700Language Teaching Methodologies
TSL701Linguistics for Language Teaching
TSL702Learning an Additional Language
TSL704TESOL Curriculum Development

Second Trimester

TSL713Research Methods of TESOL
TSL705Language Testing and Assessment
(Pre-req: TSL701)
TESOL Elective
TESOL Elective

Third Trimester (A)

TESOL / General Elective
TESOL Elective
*TSL714Research Project
Double-weighted subject
Pre-req: TSL 713 & 8 completed subjects
Last trimester only

Third Trimester (B)

TESOL / General Elective
TESOL Elective
TESOL Elective
TSL715Research Project
Pre-req: TSL 713 & 8 completed subjects
Last trimester only

*TSL714 Research Project is a double-weighted subject – it replaces 2 normal subjects, and it is timetabled for a double lecture and a double tutorial.

Students must choose either Third Trimester (A) or Third Trimester (B).

Electives – may only be enrolled in the 2nd or 3rd trimester – pre-requisites shown in brackets.

TESOL Electives (Subject to availability)

TSL706 New Technologies and New Literacies in Language Teaching
TSL709 Literature and Language Teaching (Pre-req: TSL704)
TSL711 Intercultural Communication (Pre-req: TSL700)
TSL712 English for Academic and Specific Purposes (Pre-req: TSL704)
TSL716 Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching
TSL717 Computer-assisted Language Learning and Teaching in a TESOL Classroom

General Elective (any postgraduate subject offered may be chosen if prerequisites are satisfied – the following are recommended options):
MGT702 Human Resource Management
ICT710 IT Governance and Emerging Technologies
BUS708 Statistics and Data Analysis

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