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Master of Arts (TESOL)

Program overview

The Master of Arts in TESOL (Online) prepares students for a global career in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. This program crosses all international borders, through interactive educational technology employed for learning and teaching. 
 
This program equips the graduates with extensive knowledge and skills necessary for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Experienced language teachers undertake the program to extend their qualifications. The program can benefit any educator working in culturally and linguistically diverse contexts. 

The Master of Arts in TESOL (Online) comprises 12 subjects covering essential areas of TESOL. The program prepares a modern language teaching expert who understands student needs, can teach a language, develop new programs, has a strong outlook on global policy and the ability to understand future directions in education. Students also complete an approximately 30-hour Practicum, during which they learn from experienced teachers and teach a min 6 hours under their supervision. 

In Australia, the graduates teach international students in various educational institutions and language schools, depending on their prior qualifications. Internationally, they teach English in numerous countries, organisations, to students of all ages. 

PLEASE NOTE: this program does not fulfil the requirements for teaching in the Australian school systems. It is necessary to verify employer requirements.

Program code: HS-23092

CRICOS code: 077993F

Program overview

The Master of Arts in TESOL (Online) prepares students for a global career in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. This program crosses all international borders, through interactive educational technology employed for learning and teaching. 
 
This program equips the graduates with extensive knowledge and skills necessary for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Experienced language teachers undertake the program to extend their qualifications. The program can benefit any educator working in culturally and linguistically diverse contexts. 

The Master of Arts in TESOL (Online) comprises 12 subjects covering essential areas of TESOL. The program prepares a modern language teaching expert who understands student needs, can teach a language, develop new programs, has a strong outlook on global policy and the ability to understand future directions in education. Students also complete an approximately 30-hour Practicum, during which they learn from experienced teachers and teach a min 6 hours under their supervision. 

In Australia, the graduates teach international students in various educational institutions and language schools, depending on their prior qualifications. Internationally, they teach English in numerous countries, organisations, to students of all ages. 

PLEASE NOTE: this program does not fulfil the requirements for teaching in the Australian school systems. It is necessary to verify employer requirements.

Program code: HS-23092

CRICOS code: 077993F

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About this 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. 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.

What you'll be studying

  • Study overview

    The full-time study consists of four subject enrolments. You’ll need to spend approximately 10 hours per week and subject to successfully complete each subject. Students who are in employment are, therefore, advised to undertake their studies part-time, particularly in their first semester. Domestic students only study part-time.

Program features

  • Experiential learning

    You will complete an approximately 30-hour teaching Practicum, during which you will work with experienced language teaching practitioners. You will observe experienced teachers in action and teach the minimum of six hours under their supervision. The Practicum is undertaken in real language classrooms which will give you a unique opportunity to meet the students and learn in an authentic teacher habitat.

  • Teaching practicum

    We assist students located on the Gold Coast in finding the Practicum placement.  Pending approval, students may organise their placements in schools where they teach (registered teachers) or other institutes where they are employed.

  • Personalised learning

    Students learn in small groups, working very closely with experienced lecturers who provide ongoing support to their students. Students have continuous opportunities to meet their mentors and discuss every step they take towards their degree. The program approach is learner-centred, and students work on authentic projects of their interest. They design projects which address the demands of their current employment or help prepare them for their dream job.

  • A global network

    The small classes are diverse in every dimension, with students of different backgrounds in languages, cultures, prior educational and professional experience, working together. While studying with peers from around the world, students develop life-lasting friendships and a strong professional global network.

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Hear from our Bondies

  • "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! 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."

    Celia Campenet - Master of Arts (TESOL) alumna
  • Discipline Leader

    "When you study TESOL at Bond, you work in small, culturally and linguistically diverse classes, with lecturers and classmates from all over the world. The richness is not just about students’ backgrounds, but about their experience, where they lived, worked, studied or taught before. We make a strong community and we all learn from each other. I get to know my students and keep in touch with them for years. You will have a great professional global network and make friends for life."

    Dr Beata Webb - Associate Professor
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Hear from our Bondies

  • Discipline Leader

    "When you study TESOL at Bond, you work in small, culturally and linguistically diverse classes, with lecturers and classmates from all over the world. The richness is not just about students’ backgrounds, but about their experience, where they lived, worked, studied or taught before. We make a strong community and we all learn from each other. I get to know my students and keep in touch with them for years. You will have a great professional global network and make friends for life."

    Dr Beata Webb - Associate Professor
  • "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! 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."

    Celia Campenet - Master of Arts (TESOL) alumna
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