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- Ideal for students who want formal qualification for English teaching in countries where English is not the dominant language.
- Develop knowledge and skills that are specifically focussed on teaching English as a foreign language.
- Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).
|QUT course code||ED79|
|Attendance||Part-time or Full-time|
|Course duration||1 year full-time
2 years part-time
|Start month||2013 February, July|
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Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is a coursework award designed to meet the needs of students seeking a course that is specifically focused on teaching English as a foreign language. If you are seeking a formal qualification for English teaching in countries where English is not the dominant language, this course is ideal for you.
The course will extend your understanding of the theories and principles of second language acquisition/learning that inform your classroom practice as second language educators and build on your knowledge of effective pedagogy for teaching English as a foreign language in different cultural contexts. A range of optional units will provide practical teaching skills and strategies, provide opportunities to build theoretical knowledge and formulate a position in an area of applied linguistics that is relevant to your professional context, and explore the creative teaching potential of technologies and interactive multimedia tools.
This course will prepare you to teach English as a foreign language.
In the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) study area you are required to complete four (4) TEFL core units:
- CLN608 Second Language Acquisition
- CLN621 Principles of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Methodology
- CLN622 Professional Practice in the EFL Context
- EDN611 Professional Applications of Research
plus two (2) TESOL/TEFL option units, plus two (2) Postgraduate Education option units (TESOL/TEFL option units are also included in this group of unit options) (a total of 96 credit points).
You are permitted to enrol in a minimum of one (1) unit per semester.
CLN621 and CLN622 are offered in INTERNAL mode only, in semester one at Kelvin Grove campus.
Please find important information about the study area, TESOL/TEFL option units, and unit availabilities in the 'All course structures' link below.
An appropriate four (4) year Bachelor degree or equivalent at a standard acceptable to the Executive Dean or a three (3) year Bachelor degree or equivalent at a standard acceptable to the Executive Dean PLUS at least one year of appropriate professional or industrial experience.
Students with at least one year of professional teaching experience should apply for the TESOL study area instead.
The TEFL study area can only be taken internally, at Kelvin Grove Campus.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2013: CSP $3,000 (indicative) per Semester (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
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Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Master of Education (Teaching English as a Foreign Language - TEFL)
You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.
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- Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements
- Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
- Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
- Collected supporting documents (see application form)
All done? Then you're ready to apply.