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 a week
Course length: 40 weeks
Day and time: Wednesdays 5pm-8pm (face to face/live online)
Class duration: 31 January - 16 December
||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|
|BSBINS603||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 or equivalent
Initial English language teaching qualification of no less than 100 contact hours with a content focus on English language, language learning and TESOL teaching and a practical component of at least 6 hours supervised and assessed teaching practice or equivalent.
Language equivalence of a minimum of IELTS 7.0.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
This qualification is recognised by the Victorian TAFE Association (VTA).
Connections with industry
This qualification is recognised by the Victorian TAFE Association as meeting all four requirements of the Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2018 (MEA) including:
• Studies in adult learning methodology
• Studies in teaching in a Vocational Education environment
• Studies in Applied Research (linked to the Boyer framework of scholarship)
• 200 hours of supervised practicum
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession