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)(online) program equips graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to teach English as a Second Language anywhere in the world.
As part of Bond University's 30th Anniversary celebrations in 2019, we are offering a number of partial tuition fee scholarships to high achieving domestic students applying to commence postgraduate studies at Bond University in 2019 or 2020.
The Bond TESOL Difference
Online learning resources
Master of Arts (TESOL)(online) students have access to a range of online learning resources, all managed by Academics with an array of online teaching experience. The online delivery adds to the internationalisation of the program, as students can be anywhere in the world and have access to the virtual classroom.
The Bond TESOL difference means that students will receive a personalised online learning experience, in small class sizes, working with like-minded individuals from all over the world, who bring a truly international flavour to the online classroom. The friendships formed often lead to industry contacts and introductions overseas. Our graduates tell us that this combination of experience, international perspective and contacts put them way ahead of the competition when it comes to applying for teaching positions.
- Online delivery with access to the virtual classroom anywhere in the world
- Work with like-minded individuals from across the globe in the learning community
- Learn from experienced 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. 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. This program is not available for international student visa holders in Australia Show less
|Duration||3 semesters (1 year)|
|Program type||Masters Coursework|
|Study area||International Relations and Humanities|
|CRICOS code||This program is not available to international students who intend to apply for a student visa.|
|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)
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
Part-time flexible options are available.
As part of the MA TESOL Online program, students are required to complete a practical teaching component of at least six (6) hours of supervised and evaluated teaching. Students are required to source a suitably qualified supervising teacher in their home country who can evaluate their practice in an English language teaching setting. Students must complete a portfolio of tasks which are to be submitted to the course lecturer along with a recording of their sessions. The Practicum is a component of the subject Professional Practice in Language Teaching (LING71-102)
For information please contact your subject coordinator.
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.
- 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 note: This program is available to Australian students and international students outside Australia (not available to international student visa holders present in Australia). Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.
Additional minimum requirements
Students require either a PC, Mac desktop or laptop computer with PDF reader installed. Microsoft office is desirable but not essential.
Access to a webcam, speakers and microphone are essential. A headset device (mic & headphones) is recommended but not essential. Please note that many computers may have these built in already, please check with your supplier before purchasing additional items.
Mobile devices like Android and Apple devices have Applications (apps) for you to download for online study; these have limited operation and may not be suitable for some tutorials.
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