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3209

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleMEd (TESOL Int)
CRICOS code037988A
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3209
Contact details

Telephone: +61 3 9905 2888 or email education.clayton@monash.edu or visit http://www.education.monash.edu.

Course coordinator

http://www.education.monash.edu.au/courses/course-advisers.html

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

The course is designed to meet the needs of teachers or prospective teachers from overseas who wish to teach in countries other than Australia.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • understand and reflect critically on the core principles of language teaching and learning for the English as a foreign language classroom
  • develop sound pedagogy with strong theoretical foundations which can be adapted and applied to particular international contexts
  • engage with theory and practice for second language acquisition and pedagogy
  • understand the role of social and cultural contexts in language learning and use
  • engage with current research in the field in self-directed ways
  • demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of research methods and how they might be applied to investigations of issues in second language learning and teaching
  • display competence in designing, evaluating and analysing learning objects in the key areas of second language acquisition, including content-based learning, assessment, curriculum development and bilingualism
  • display ethical values when conducting research in second language contexts
  • communicate understanding of the complexity of issues in second language theory and pedagogy to a variety of audiences.

Structure

This course consists of one of the following three options:

  • Option one: six units
  • Option two: five units plus a professional project (8000 words)
  • Option three: four units plus a research thesis (16,000 words).

Requirements

All units are 12 points unless otherwise indicated. An appropriate 12-point research methodology unit must be selected from the faculty suite of research methodology units.

Option one

  • EDF6232 Professional practice for teachers of English as a foreign language*
  • EDF6233 Theory and practice of TESOL
  • EDF6236 Language society and cultural difference
  • 12-point research methodology unit
  • one specialist elective
  • one general elective

* Students with three years of approved relevant teaching experience may complete a specialist elective instead of this unit.

Option two

  • EDF6010 Professional project (A) (8000 words) or EDF6020 Professional project (B) (8000 words)
  • EDF6232 Professional practice for teachers of English as a foreign language*
  • EDF6233 Theory and practice of TESOL
  • EDF6236 Language society and cultural difference
  • 12-point research methodology unit
  • one specialist elective or one general elective

* Students with three years of approved relevant teaching experience may complete a specialist elective instead of this unit.

Option three

  • EDF6031 Masters thesis part 1 and EDF6032 Masters thesis part 2 (16,000 words)
  • EDF6232 Professional practice for teachers of English as a foreign language*
  • EDF6233 Theory and practice of TESOL
  • EDF6236 Language society and cultural difference
  • 12-point research methodology unit

* Students with three years of approved relevant teaching experience may complete a specialist elective instead of this unit.

Specialist electives

  • EDF6201 Theory and principles of bilingual/immersion education
  • EDF6210 Language testing and assessment
  • EDF6228 Content-based teaching in languages
  • EDF6232 Professional practice for teachers of English as a foreign language**
  • EDF6234 Curriculum design and evaluation in languages education

** For students with three years of approved relevant teaching experience for whom this is not a core unit.

General electives

  • any 12-point unit selected from the units offered within the education postgraduate coursework studies programs. See 2500 Master of Education for available units.

Note: General electives do not need the course adviser's approval, unless there are exceptional circumstances (i.e. if the student wishes to enrol in a unit from another faculty).

Research methodology units

  • EDF6005 Reading, interpreting and communicating research
  • EDF6006 Introduction to quantitative research methods
  • EDF6007 Qualitative approaches to research
  • EDF6008 Working with theory in research
  • EDF6009 Special topic in research
  • EDF6012 Specific focus in research A (6 points) and EDF6013 Specific focus in research B (6 points)

Research thesis

The research methodology unit is a co-requisite for the research thesis. It may be taken concurrently with the research thesis or completed prior to its commencement.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Education (TESOL International) early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Postgraduate Diploma of Education after successful completion of 48 points of study
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Education (TESOL International) after successful completion of 48 points of study.

Award(s)

Master of Education (TESOL International)