Graduate Diploma of Applied Linguistics and TESOL

University of Technology Sydney

UTS is a world-leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course meets the professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers and educators teaching children, teenagers and adults. In its foundation and specialisation subjects, the course presents contemporary models and analysis of language learning and teaching. It caters for those seeking an initial teaching qualification in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages and for those who already possess a teaching qualification, seeking credit recognition and wishing to gain a specialist degree in the field. Students study subjects that equip them with skills and knowledge to teach English in a variety of local and international contexts. For those seeking an initial teaching qualification, the professional practice placements can be taken in Australia or at a selected overseas institution. The course features flexible study options, with various classes held at times suitable for students working standard full-time hours. It is designed by a team of experienced TESOL professionals who are familiar with the full range of English language teaching contexts. The graduate diploma explicitly meets the needs of students and educators in the following contexts: working with migrants and Indigenous students across all levels of education teachers wishing to change discipline areas teaching English outside Australia international students wishing to study TESOL with the possibility of extending into the master's program.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Postgraduate
Campus/Location: City
Institution CRICOS: 00099F

Subjects

  • Introduction to language
  • TESOL methodology
  • TESOL practicum
  • Language development

About us

We’re a young university, but we’re already making a name for ourselves. We’re the top young university in Australia, according to the QS Top 50 Under 50 2019 and the Times Higher Education Young University rankings 2018 – and we’re ranked #10 (QS) and #16 (THE) globally as well. Not bad for an institution that’s just 30 years old.

Ready for the world of work

We’re committed to hands-on practical learning – theory is great, but applying what you know is crucial to your success. Major projects, group work and real-life case studies are key to our practice-based approach, and they’ll give you skills you need to impress future employers.

How do we know what employers want? We ask them. We’ve put a lot of work into building extensive industry connections – 150 at last count – with organisations across a range of professional sectors. Our industry partners help us shape our course content. They also provide guest lectures, internships, scholarships and prizes. So, everything you study reflects the real world of work.  

Ready to step into the world of work? The UTS Careers Service can help. Attend free careers consultations, resume reviews and employment workshops, and take advantage of our services especially for international students. You can also access the student jobs board, industry career fairs and international alumni networks – everything you need to find the job of your dreams.

Life in a new city can be challenging – but we provide support services to help you along the way, many of which are free. Our student services include:

  • English language support
  • Study support
  • Career development
  • Confidential medical and counselling services
  • Sports organisations and facilities
  • Peer networking and peer support opportunities

Accommodation

One of the best ways to feel at home is to find somewhere to live. The UTS Housing Service can help you find housing on campus and private accommodation options in Sydney. Living in campus housing? Our Residential Networkers will support your safety and wellbeing, and get you involved in a huge range of social events as well.

 

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