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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages develops specialized skills and knowledge for professional practice in teaching. This course is designed to provide graduates with a comprehensive grounding in the theory and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Two streams are available in the Master of TESOL, and the four core units in each stream also form an embedded graduate certificate, differentiated as follows:

Stream A For students with an existing teaching qualification for primary or secondary teaching in Australia (or an overseas teaching qualification recognized in Australia for purposes of registration), who wish to work as a TESOL specialist in any sector, including adult, in Australia or overseas. *Stream A applies only to candidates eligible for teacher registration in Australia)

Stream B For students who are not eligible for teacher registration in Australia (primary or secondary); Stream B students may already be working in the adult TESOL sector in Australia or maybe working or wish to seek employment overseas. 

Campus Information


The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa Application outcome
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge for professional practice in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. Students with an existing registration for primary or secondary teaching in Australia can gain professional recognition for TESOL as a specialist teaching method area. The course also provides professional development for teaching English to speakers of other languages in adult education contexts and for teaching English overseas.

PSW Opportunity

  • N/A

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to study postgraduate coursework at Deakin is based on recognition of your professional experience and previous qualifications.

Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree in Education
  • Bachelor degree with a major sequence in the field of Education, whether or not it is an initial teacher qualification
  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline in language studies, including linguistics, English language studies, or translation.

Completion of E580 Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or equivalent is a pathway to E757 Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, for those students who do not have an Education background in their undergraduate studies. The Graduate Certificate is an alternative entry to these awards; students from non-education undergraduate backgrounds will receive preclusions rather than credit for their Graduate Certificate studies and must complete 16 credit points in total (4 credit point Graduate Certificate plus 12 credit point Masters). These credit points may be taken from the E771 Master of Education and in consultation with the course director.

Note that this course can be packaged with a 6-month full-time Graduate Certificate in the discipline, for a total duration of 2 years.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check, or another check.

  • Course Code: 089293B
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  06 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 48000 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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