You are viewing this page as an international student.
Change to Domestic

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent visa.

You are an international student whether you are within or outside Australia and you do not meet the domestic student criteria.

Establish your international career

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

The Bond TESOL Difference

Our Master of TESOL programs offer something different. Hear from our TESOL students, graduates & academics as to what they believe makes our program unique

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

I completed a Master of Arts (TESOL) to teach English to students of other languages. After I graduated, I then began teaching where I learnt English! I love the Bond University campus, it is beautiful and the facilities are amazing. The weather is fantastic, and is very similar to New Caledonia where I grew up. As the class sizes are small you can really build a rapport with the teachers and they are always available and you are not lost, as you are not just a number. I felt really comfortable and did not feel I was lost in something that was too big like I would have been at another university. The most important thing that I will remember is that, I grew up a lot and I really enjoyed every single moment of my time at Bond. I was surrounded by a good support system, from the teachers to the admin staff and from all of my friends that were here. My friends and I were all in the same boat, and they really helped me through every stage of university.

Celia Campenet

About the program

The Master of Arts (TESOL) program provides language teacher education in teaching and learning English as a Second/Additional Language. The program aims to prepare prospective teachers of English as a Second Language for their future career and to assist current TESOL teachers in extending their professional knowledge. Subject contents cover theoretical aspects of language, language teaching, language acquisition and the practical applications of these in language teaching. Show more

The Master of Arts (TESOL) program provides language teacher education in teaching and learning English as a Second/Additional Language. The program aims to prepare prospective teachers of English as a Second Language for their future career and to assist current TESOL teachers in extending their professional knowledge. Subject contents cover theoretical aspects of language, language teaching, language acquisition and the practical applications of these in language teaching. The Master of Arts (TESOL) prepares teachers for the international career in the diverse global world. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration3 semesters (1 year)
Starting semesters
  • September 2019
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaInternational Relations and Humanities
Program codeHS-23092
CRICOS code077993F
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

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.

View the Master of Arts (TESOL) - Program Structure and Sequencing

The Master of Arts (TESOL) program comprises 12 subjects, as follows:

Foundation subjects (8)

Subjects dependent on commencement of program and Option choice, please refer to program sequence.

Options

Students choose one (1) of the following options:

Major

or

Minor

International students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.

Teaching methodology

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 an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2019 fees: $9,560 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $10,040 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)

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 if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other living costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in education, language, linguistics, applied linguistics or language related disciplines at an approved institution; or
  • Recognised qualification in teacher education; or hold an undergraduate degree, plus a certification in TESOL OR a minimum five years experience in teaching English.

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

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Enquire about the Master of Arts (TESOL)