Establish your international career
The upcoming semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
English language teachers are in demand across the world and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is an exciting and rewarding career! By studying a Master of Arts (TESOL) in Australia, graduates are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to teach English as a Second Language anywhere in the world.
Learn in the ELICOS Accredited Language Centre
A key benefit of studying A Master of Arts (TESOL) at Bond is the fully accredited ELICOS language centre located right on campus, Bond University College. Under the supervision, tutelage and mentorship of our highly qualified and internationally experienced teachers, our TESOL students find it beneficial to undertake the practical component of their course on campus, at Bond University College.
The Bond TESOL difference means that students will receive a personalised learning experience, in small class sizes, working with like-minded individuals from all over the world, who bring a truly international flavour to the classroom. The friendships formed often lead to industry contacts and introductions overseas. Our graduates tell us that this combination of practical experience, international perspective and contacts put them way ahead of the competition when it comes to applying for teaching positions.
What our students say
About the program
With internationalisation revolutionising education globally, the ability to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms is no longer only needed by English as a Second Language teachers but is becoming essential for all teachers, at all levels of education in Australia and globally. Show more
With internationalisation revolutionising education globally, the ability to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms is no longer only needed by English as a Second Language teachers but is becoming essential for all teachers, at all levels of education in Australia and globally. The Master of Arts in TESOL develops knowledge and skills necessary for teaching English as a Second or Additional Language and for working in diverse classrooms in varied educational contexts, in Australia and internationally. The program is designed to provide prospective teachers with expert knowledge and skills for the initial experience of language teaching. The program also can provide experienced educators with an opportunity to extend their qualifications and gain advanced professional development.
The Master of Arts in TESOL involves the completion of twelve (12) subjects which develop expert theoretical knowledge of second language teaching and learning, and provide opportunities for teacher trainees to apply these theories in a language classroom. Students engage in synchronous and asynchronous online/multimodal sessions. These sessions explore principles of teaching and learning English as a second/additional language or dialect and link theories with their classroom applications. Students develop a personalised philosophy and practical approach to classroom teaching. The program examines many areas of language teacher education such as how languages work and function in a society and how they are learnt. Students also learn how to be effective teachers in traditional and online classrooms, how to design language assessment and language programs.
The Practicum of approximately 30-hours, enables students to learn from and observe other language teachers in action, and teach for a minimum of 6 hours under their supervision. Pending their performance in the program, we can assist students located on the Gold Coast in completing the Practicum at Bond University College, an English Language Centre on the Bond University campus. If students are unable to complete their Practicum at Bond University College, it is their responsibility to secure the placement in another ELT centre. Depending on prior qualifications and individual arrangements, students may organise their Practicum in schools (if they are registered teachers) or in other ELT Centres. Many teachers complete the Practicum at the place of their current employment.
Students work with a lecturer and peers in weekly interactive and collaborative sessions which provide a unique opportunity for becoming part of a dynamic learning community. Students also engage in self-paced learning through pre-recorded and post-recorded resources and gamified learning activities.
Students can commence their studies in the Master of Arts in TESOL in the January, May or September semester. All domestic students students can study either part-time or full-time. International students who study in Australia must enrol in the full-time study option. It is estimated that students need to spend approximately 10 hours per week of study per subject, in order to successfully complete it. Students who are in employment are, therefore, advised to undertake their studies part-time, particularly in their first semester. Show less
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|Duration||3 semesters (1 year)|
|Program type||Masters Coursework|
|Study area||International Relations and Humanities|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Master of Arts (TESOL) program comprises of 120 credit points. Students must complete the following twelve required subjects.
- Research Methods and Data Visualisation (HUMR71-100)
- Approaches to Language Teaching (LING71-101)
- Practice of Language Teaching (LING71-102)
- Research Project in TESOL (LING71-602)
- Second Language Learners (LING71-104)
- Language Assessment (LING71-109)
- Grammar for Language Teachers (LING71-110)
- Nature of Language (LING71-103)
- Curriculum Design (LING71-107)
- Language Policy in a Global Context (LING71-113)
- Language in Society (LING71-105)
- Megatrends and Education (LING71-112)
To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Semester program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2023: $10,840* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2023: $32,520
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
Academic entry requirements
- Completion of a Masters degree in any discipline area; or
- Completion of a Bachelor degree in the discipline areas of either Education, Management, Commerce, Society, Culture and Communication; or
- Completion of a Bachelor degree in any discipline area not listed above, PLUS
- a personal statement (approximately 500 words) explaining why the student wishes to study the program and evidence of knowledge in the field of Applied Linguistics and TESOL, and
- a CV including details of paid or voluntary work, or other experiences (eg special interest groups) relevant to the program
Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
The program prepares students for work in diverse educational contexts. Our graduates teach English as a Second/Additional Language at all levels, from primary to tertiary, across the globe. In Australia, the program is designed to meet the teaching standard of ELICOS, university language institutes and other language teaching colleges. (For details of English language teacher qualifications in Australia, visit the National ELT Accreditation Scheme website). Our graduates also find employment in areas where the knowledge about languages and cultures is highly valued including other pedagogical careers as well as politics, diplomacy, economics, trade and drama.