Graduate Diploma of TESOL

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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.

Graduate Diploma of TESOL (CRICOS 083135J)

The Graduate Diploma in TESOL meets the professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers and educators teaching people of all ages. It caters for students seeking an initial teaching qualification in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages. It is also well suited to applicants who already possess a teaching qualification and wish to gain a specialist degree in the field as they are eligible for credit recognition.
The Graduate Diploma in TESOL consists of 6 core subjects and 2 electives, providing students with a solid foundation in the skills and knowledge to pursue a successful career in the discipline, and is a means of combining work and travel opportunities, with employment opportunities readily available in Australia and other countries. 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 course also provides the foundation for students wanting to progress to the Master of Arts (TESOL).

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of TESOL may find employment opportunities locally or overseas teaching English as a second or foreign language, in ELICOS programs (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) and the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

PATHWAY TO FURTHER STUDIES
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of TESOL may apply for admission into KOI’s Master of Arts (TESOL) with credit given for studies completed within the Graduate Diploma of TESOL. Graduates are also eligible to apply for admission into further postgraduate qualifications in Australia and overseas.

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 Graduate Diploma in 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.

ATAR PROFILE
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 2, 2021

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
General admission criteria apply to the course.

Course Overview

Electives: Students must choose 2 Electives from those offered in their second trimester.

First Trimester

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

Second Trimester

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

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

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