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Graduate Certificate of TESOL


The Course Overview –  can be used to view the course structure and sequence in which subjects should be studied. All subjects named 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 Certificate of TESOL (CRICOS 083136G)

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL is a course designed for prospective teachers wishing to teach English to speakers of other languages. The course consists of 4 core subjects which prepares students for a variety of language teaching contexts in Australia and overseas. It integrates current theory and practice of TESOL, including teaching methodologies, programming and planning, and linguistics for language teaching. 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 Graduate Diploma in TESOL or the Master of Arts (TESOL).

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of TESOL may find employment opportunities locally or overseas teaching English as a second or foreign language.

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

The 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 Certificate of 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 2, 2021

General admission criteria apply to the course.

Course Overview

First trimester

TSL700 Language Teaching Methodologies
TSL701 Linguistics for Language Teaching
TSL702 Learning an Additional Language
Co-req: TSL700
TSL704 TESOL Curriculum Development
Co-req: TSL700


Students will be required to complete an assessed practicum component included as part of a core subject (TSL704 TESOL Curriculum Development).

The practicum includes 15 hours of observation and collaboration with an assigned teacher/facilitator and 6 hours teaching inclusive of a 1 hour assessed teaching placement in an English Language Centre. Students are required to attend these specified hours at the English Language Centre in addition to their scheduled class hours at KOI. Students do not receive any payment for their teaching in the English Language Centre. These extra hours required to be undertaken by students would come into effect during the trimester when the subject incorporating the practicum component is studied.


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