Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - TAFE PLUS Statement
QualificationTAFE PLUS StatementCourse number
Duration (nominal hours)42Career opportunities
English as A Second Language Teacher Industry area
Education Field of educationEnglish as a Second Language Teaching
This course is for people who want to teach English to people who speak
other languages. It will help you gain an understanding of language as a
socio-cultural meaning system. You will develop skills in teaching English
as a second language, develop communication and learning techniques and
acquire practical skills in teaching diverse language groups.
In particular, the course will:
- introduce you to techniques for developing listening, speaking, reading
and writing skills in English techniques for teaching grammar, vocabulary
- give you classroom management skills for teaching diverse language
groups; - help you become familiar with a range of current teaching
materials and learning techniques;
- inform you about job opportunities overseas;
- give you six hours of observation and supervised teaching practice with
TAFE ESOL classes.
There is also an advanced option for students wishing to study further.
(This option involves an additional fee of $260.)
The fee for this course may be tax deductible for individuals in some
cases. Please consult your accountant for specific advice.
You must have a good command of English to do this course. If English is
not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of an IELTS
score of 6.0. or equivalent.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Overseas English teacher.
ARTICULATION On successful completion of the advanced option of this
course you may be eligible for articulation into the Certificate IV in
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University
of New South Wales Institute of Languages (UNSWIL).
The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions. If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do. At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.