- Compulsory subject credit points
- 20 Essential subjects to complete
- Elective subject credit points
- 20 To tailor your degree
- Total credit points
- 40 Your complete degree
This program can be completed in 4 months (1 semester)
This program can be completed in 4 months (1 semester)
Students must complete the following twenty credit points (20CP) of subjects.
This subject introduces you to principles, approaches and methods in language teaching. You will explore current language teaching concepts, their educational applications and challenges using different platforms for teaching delivery. You will evaluate the suitability of language teaching methods in diverse educational contexts, considering learner factors such as culture, educational background or learning purposes. The subject is suitable for you if you are a language educator or if you are simply interested in languages and language teaching.Read more
Practice of Language Teaching is the most practical subject in the TESOL program. As part of the program and subject requirements, you will be evaluated during classroom-based teaching practicum. Throughout the semester, you will expand your practical skills as an English Language teacher. You will also have an opportunity to apply the previously gained knowledge and skills to teach English as an Additional Language or Dialect in an authentic classroom. Throughout the semester, students strengthen their teaching skills through reflective and collaborative practices. The Practicum may take place in different educational contexts, depending on your professional interests and prior qualifications. We provide some assistance for local students in organising the Practicum at Bond University College, our English Language Teaching institute, which is also dependant on your performance in the subject. If you are a registered teacher, you will be able to undertake the Practicum at the place of your employment. If you study part-time, you will complete this subject at the final stages of their TESOL programs.Read more
Students must choose twenty credit points (20CP) of subjects from the following discipline electives.
This subject will give you an insight into the nature of human languages. You will study different aspects of human languages, including various linguistic systems such as phonology, semantics or pragmatics. You will be able to explore languages you know in order to research similarities and differences in their nature and their use. The subject is suitable for you if you are a language educator or if you are simply passionate about languages and how they work.Read more
The subject introduces you to psycholinguistic aspects of language learning and cognitive processes in the development of second language proficiency. You will explore various aspects of cognitive and mental development of language learners such as individual learner differences or the learners' perception of own learning. The subject is suitable for you if you are a language educator or if you are simply interested in languages and language learning.Read more
This subject introduces you to the complex relationship between language and its social context. You will explore sociolinguistic aspects of language use such as bilingualism and social or regional dialects. You will be able to examine and compare your own linguistic varieties and their determining social factors. Language in Society is suitable for students who specialise in language-related fields or are simply interested languages and how they work in the society.Read more
In Grammar for Language Teachers, you will explore the systems of the English language from a pedagogical perspective. The knowledge gained in the subject cements teachers’ understanding of how the English language works and advances their capacity to teach essential aspects of its systems. The subject focuses on developing the pedagogical knowledge necessary for teaching grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, discourse and language skills. You will examine differences between the pedagogical and non-pedagogical grammars, learn how to find and evaluate web-based resources for teachers and develop teaching portfolios for use in your current or future employment. The subject is suitable for students who specialise in language-related fields or are simply interesting in languages and how they work.Read more
This subject equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a teacher and an employee of the future. You will explore transformations in education from the perspective of world megatrends. The science of world megatrends provides us a unique insight into the ways the world and its systems are developing. The study of megatrends demonstrates how education is changing and what skills we must develop to confront its dynamic challenges such as increasing student diversity and digital transformations. In the first part of the subject, you will focus on internationalisation of education in Australia and globally. The second part explores digital transformation in education and the ways educators can prepare better to maximise its gains. The urgency for educators is to develop knowledge and skills necessary in preparing learners for these challenges. The time is now because, following William Gibson’s quote: “The Future is already here - it’s just not very evenly distributed”.Read more
This subject introduces you to the design of language learning and teaching policies in Australia and globally. You will explore various educational policy contexts including K-12 education in Australia, target languages taught in the countries where they are spoken as the first or additional languages, and other policy models of English and other languages taught outside the school systems. The subject also examines policies on the teaching and learning of Heritage and Indigenous languages. Geographically, the first part of the subject focuses on languages learnt in Australia and the second part examines different curricula and language policies in various parts of the world. The subject equips you with an insight into fascinating and complex matters of language planning, language politics and language policy.Read more
Take the guess work out of planning your study schedule. Your program's study plan has been carefully curated to provide a clear guide on the sequential subjects to be studied in each semester of your program. Your study plan is designed around connected subject themes to equip you with the fundamental knowledge required as you progress through your course.