Introduction to TESOL

TESOL covers all courses which focus on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

English is the dominant international language of the 21st century, it is spoken at a useful level by some 1.75 billion people - a quarter of the world’s population. As the language of communications, science, information technology, business, entertainment and diplomacy, it has increasingly become the operating system for global conversation.

English is the most studied language in the world, according to the British Council, over 2 billion people across the globe are currently learning English. There is a universal desire and need for people to learn the English language as it provides a strong competitive edge in all fields. This has opened a robust job market for travelling teachers - language is the key to connecting with people and understanding their cultures. The skills you will develop through the study of language and linguistics are in demand across countless industries in our increasingly globalised world.

Top Courses

Flinders University

Flinders University is Top 150 in the world for Education

Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 

This course is designed to help you develop disciplinary knowledge in the area of second language acquisition, as well as specific knowledge in the area of teaching English to speakers of other languages. The combination of theoretical knowledge and teaching methodology is designed to equip you with tools for classroom practice as a prospective TESOL practitioner. You will be required to complete a 16-hour teaching practicum, which includes the observation of experienced teachers, practical teaching experience and feedback on students’ teaching.

CRICOS Course Code: 060015G

Griffith University

Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) provides academic and pedagogical foundations for professionals who are or will be involved in work that focuses on the learning and teaching of English as a second or foreign language. The degree provides a qualification in the teaching of English in a variety of contexts with a strong focus on teaching in the Asia-Pacific region. The program content is internationalised and intercultural, focusing on the development of a knowledge base and analytical skills that will enable graduates to operate in a range of roles involving the need to understand how second and foreign languages are learned. The course includes an independent study component requiring the knowledge and application of research principles and practices relating to professional work or learning in TESOL.

CRICOS Course Code: 097291D


La Trobe University

Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

La Trobe ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide for quality education. Graduates of the course will be equipped to take positions of responsibility in the planning, administration, and delivery of English language teaching programs.

CRICOS Course Code: 057851G

University of Wollongong

Master of Education Extension (TESOL)

During this degree you will study the key theories of English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching, and supplement them with an in-depth understanding of areas such as second language teaching methodology, grammar, assessment, evaluation and technology-based language teaching. You can also choose to do a supervised professional experience placement in an ESL or EFL classroom.

CRICOS Course Code: 0101659