The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as an Additional Language to Adults is a higher qualification for experienced (in-service) teachers, and provides a pathway into English teaching work at TAFEs and other tertiary institutions.
Career opportunities, include:
- Language teacher in the TAFE and vocational education sector
- English teacher in the higher education sector
- English language teacher in ELICOS courses.
Pathways to further study:
- No formal pathway agreements currently exist.
Studying the Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as an Additional Language to Adults (TEAL) at Holmesglen
This is a practical course designed to enable you to focus on practical classroom methodology and language awareness, and relate theories of second language learning and curriculum design to the classroom.
You will be able to identify developments and changes in education policy at the national and international level.
You will be able to prepare teaching and learning resources that will meet the needs of language learners across a range of learning environments, and deliver these materials efficiently and effectively in the classroom.
You will also be able to develop principles for other administrative aspects of teaching. You will demonstrate an ability to deal with language learners via an on-the-job teaching practicum under the supervision of an experienced EAL teacher.
Semester One and Semester Two
One day per week
Course length: 40 weeks
Day and time: Wednesdays 5.30pm-9pm
Class duration: 29 January - 11 December
The program is structured to meet the requirements of the Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement, including a 200 hour practicum and an Applied Research component.
||Analyse learner language and language for teaching
||Relate language learning theories to classroom practice
||Plan teaching approaches, techniques and resources
||Assess learner language skills
||Plan, deliver and evaluate language teaching
||Initiate and lead applied research
| Code || Name |
|NAT10836001||Analyse learner language and language for teaching|
|NAT10836002||Relate language learning theories to classroom practice|
|NAT10836003||Plan teaching approaches, techniques and resources|
|NAT10836004||Assess learner language skills|
|NAT10836005||Plan, deliver and evaluate language teaching|
|BSBRES801||Initiate and lead applied research|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent.
Initial English language teaching qualification of no less than 100 contact hours, a content focus on English language, language learning and TESOL teaching and a practical component of at least six hours supervised and assessed teaching practice or equivalent.
Language equivalence of a minimum of IELTS 7.0.
You may be able to shorten the length of your studies by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, or work and life experience. Read more about gaining advanced standing and credits.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will attain the Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as an Additional Language to Adults (TEAL)
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
The above fees are per annum. These are indicative fees only. Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education courses.
Higher Education Loans Program (HELP) are available to eligible students to pay for tuition fees for this course. Read more about HELP.
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Tuition assurance requirements
Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Holmesglen Institute must meet tuition assurance requirements for persons, other than overseas students, who are enrolled in the higher education courses we offer in the event we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled.