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Master of TESOL

Postgraduate Course

About this Course

The diaspora of individuals around the world provides a rich and enduring diversity for many countries, including our own.  A Tabor TESOL qualification (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) offers students exciting and rewarding career opportunities in a growing sector, through a course which really does change lives.

Tabor’s Master of TESOL is a comprehensive coursework award, which provides students with an advanced and integrated understanding of contemporary TESOL practice and theory.  Consisting of eight core coursework subjects and two electives, the qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to develop and deliver effective TESOL programs, both here in Australia and overseas.

The course culminates in a Master’s Professional or Master’s Research Project. This assignment allows students to engage and critically reflect on a significant program of TESOL practice or to research a significant and relevant TESOL focused topic.

Professional Outcomes

Graduates enjoy a broad range of employment opportunities, with part and full-time positions available in a variety of educational and community-focused institutions both in Australia and overseas.

Within Australia, graduates may find employment in government and private organisations, teaching migrants, refugees or international students. Overseas, graduates may find employment as English language teachers in universities, secondary schools, and various private settings (e.g. missions agencies) where English is not the dominant language. Please note that this award does not lead to teacher registration.

Course Structure

11 Subjects total
7 Core
2 Research
2 Electives


Facilitating Adult Learning
TESOL Foundations
Teaching English Grammar
Language Learning
Language Culture and Society
Methodologies and Materials Development
Curriculum Syllabus and Assessment


TESOL Research
TESOL Masters Research Project
TESOL Masters Professional Project


Elective 1
Elective 2

What do I need for entry?

Academic Requirements

Successful completion of a 3-year Bachelor's degree.


How long does it take?

2 years (24 months) full-time or part-time equivalent.

Where can I study?

You can study online only.

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

Exit Points

Graduate Diploma in TESOL after 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
Graduate Certificate in TESOL after 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent.

Course Codes

Tabor: TM914E
SATAC: Not applicable

Course Level

Make an Enquiry

Faculty of Ministry, Theology and Culture
Phone: 1300 482 267
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