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! Bond’s Master of Arts (TESOL) program equips graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to teach English as a Second Language anywhere in the world.
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The Bond TESOL Difference
On-Campus 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. Show more
On-Campus 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. Show less
What our students say
- Experience small class sizes and personalised learning
- ELICOS Accredited Language Centre on campus
- Learn from experience teachers from diverse backgrounds
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. 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
|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 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.
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.
- Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMR71-100)
- Teaching English in Diverse Contexts (LING71-101)
- Professional Practice in Language Teaching (LING71-102)
- Language Teacher Skills (LING71-110)
- Nature of Language (LING71-103)
- Second Language and Learners (LING71-104)
- Language in Society (LING71-105)
- Learning through Observation (LING71-106)
- Language Assessment and Evaluation (LING71-109)
- World Englishes (LING71-111)
- Curriculum Design (LING71-107)
Students choose one (1) of the following options:
- Supervised project in TESOL A (10cp) (LING71-602) OR English in Professional Context (10cp) (LING71-108)
- Supervised project in TESOL B (10cp) (LING71-603)
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 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: $9,040 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
- 2020 fees: $9,360 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.
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