Master of TESOL

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Course essentials

  • Offered by:
  • VU course code:
    AMTL
  • Location:

    This course is available on campuses run by Hanoi University in Vietnam.

  • Delivery mode:
    Burst Mode, On campus and On-line
  • Duration:
    1.5 years full time or longer for part time

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The offshore Master of TESOL course provides students with relevant content and research based learning opportunities to allow them to become effective teachers and managers of English to Speakers of Other Languages programs in Vietnam.

If you intend to study this degree in Melbourne, take a look at our Master of TESOL Education delivered at our Footscray Park campus.

Graduates of this course will be able to:

  1. Analyse English language learners’ needs;
  2. Design, implement, assess and evaluate English as a second or additional language curricula and pedagogical programs that are locally, nationally and internationally applicable;
  3. Implement English as a second or additional language learning programs that are underpinned by researched principles of language teaching and a thorough knowledge of the systems of the English language;
  4. Undertake applied research relevant to their professional responsibilities and interests in the area of TESOL;
  5. Apply the theoretical and practical learning opportunities provided in each unit of study to become accomplished TESOL practitioners;
  6. Utilise their enhanced teaching skills and understanding of educational processes to work effectively in second language contexts;
  7. Confidently seek employment opportunities for English as a second or additional language teachers in a wide range of local, national and international contexts;
  8. Extend their existing professional careers in education by achieving a recognised specialist area qualification;
  9. Demonstrate understanding of English as a second or additional language teaching profession in local, national and international contexts.

Careers

The Master of TESOL course provides offshore learners with opportunities to be employed in a range of TESOL contexts in a range of TESOL related teaching and managerial roles.

High achievers can also access further Higher Educational opportunities.

Study pathways

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Credit for skills and past study

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

Course objectives

Graduates of this course will be able to:

  1. Analyse English language learners’ needs;
  2. Design, implement, assess and evaluate English as a second or additional language curricula and pedagogical programs that are locally, nationally and internationally applicable;
  3. Implement English as a second or additional language learning programs that are underpinned by researched principles of language teaching and a thorough knowledge of the systems of the English language;
  4. Undertake applied research relevant to their professional responsibilities and interests in the area of TESOL;
  5. Apply the theoretical and practical learning opportunities provided in each unit of study to become accomplished TESOL practitioners;
  6. Utilise their enhanced teaching skills and understanding of educational processes to work effectively in second language contexts;
  7. Confidently seek employment opportunities for English as a second or additional language teachers in a wide range of local, national and international contexts;
  8. Extend their existing professional careers in education by achieving a recognised specialist area qualification;
  9. Demonstrate understanding of English as a second or additional language teaching profession in local, national and international contexts.

Course structure

To complete the Master of TESOL students will be required to complete 144 credit points following either Option 1 or 2.

Option 2 is only available to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Achieved an HD (high distinction) for AED5001, which is a pre-requisite for AED6001, and

  • Have been invited to enrol in AED6001 (or EED6031 and EED6032, formerly AED6002).

Students enter the program with the following entry prerequisites:

  • After receiving 72 credit points advanced standing for completing the Graduate Diploma in TESOL from Hanoi University AND fulfilling Admission Requirements;
  • After receiving 72 credit points advanced standing from Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam National University (or other universities or institutions at the Program Coordinator's discretion) AND fulfilling Admission requirements.

Year 1: Advanced Standing equivalent (72 credit points)

Year 2

Option 1

Option 2

Plus

Full-time students enrol in the following unit:

Part-time students enrol in the following two units:

Admission requirements

  • International: Entry From HANU Graduate Diploma of TESOL:
    A recognised AQF bachelor degree level preferably in ELT/ Linguistics/ TESOL Education (or cognate disciplines) plus successful completion of the Hanoi University Graduate Diploma in TESOL.
    Entry From Open University and Vietnam National University:
    A recognised degree preferably in ELT/ Linguistics/ TESOL Education (or cognate disciplines) plus successful completion of another postgraduate level TESOL course deemed by VU to be of equivalent standard to the VU Graduate Diploma in TESOL such as those offered by VNU or the Open University of HCMC. Applicants in this category are selected on a case-by-case basis. Applicants deemed not to have met the VU MTESOL academic entry criteria, may meet the entry requirements through successful prior completion of recommended HANU Graduate Diploma in TESOL units.

    Current or recent working experience in an education or teaching environment is required.

    In addition to satisfying the academic entry requirements, applicants must also meet the following VU MTESOL English Language Entry Requirement:

    • Minimum IELTS test score of 6.5 overall (Academic Module), and with no band less than 6.0, or approved equivalent.
    • All applicants without an IELTS 6.5 are required to supply evidence of scoring an equivalent grade on equivalent placement tests across the four skills.

  • Other: A recognised degree in appropriate disciplines are required (1) successful completion of the Hanoi University Graduate Diploma in TESOL or successful completion of another postgraduate level TESOL course deemed by VU to be of equivalent standard to the VU Graduate Diploma in TESOL (2) to attend an interview with the Course Coordinator or nominee, (3) to submit a current version of their CV with at least a list of 3 referees and (4) to present a 200 word statement outlining why they are interested in undertaking this course, (5) successful completion of the units of the Graduate Diploma in TESOL with a minimum average of Distinction (70%/D) or equivalent, (6) to have current or recent working experience in an education or teaching environment.

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