Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL) (Education Minor)

Unit set code: EMIEAL | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Discipline Minor
In person
Footscray Park


Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL) is a dynamic, global profession. With English being the international language of business, education, research and cross-cultural communication, qualified TEAL professionals are in great demand worldwide. You will gain important teaching skills and can be qualified to teach international students, migrant and refugees in Australia, and in many contexts overseas. You can travel, teach, learn new culture and expand your horizon. The program provides grounding in TEAL theory and practice through discussions , projects and presentations in linguistic, educational and socio-cultural aspects of language learning, and in the methodology of teaching and learning English in second and foreign language settings. The ESL classroom is usually seen as a dynamic, empowering and creating environment where a teacher acts as a guide, a facilitator and a resource to maximise each individual’s participation and contribution.

Unit set structure

For a minor study students must complete 48 credit points of study comprising:

  • 48 credit points (4) Specialist Area units
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Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

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