Adult education Education

Adult education Education

Opportunities for adult education include refugees, migrants, international students and higher education.

Macquarie’s internationally recognised qualifications allow you to study with one of Australia’s largest and most diverse linguistics departments for unparallelled opportunities in teaching English as a second language, or develop specialist skills for higher education.

Careers in adult education

Adult educationBecome a TESOL teacher

Learn to teach English as a second or foreign language through our innovative program combining course work and a teaching practicum.

Other careers in adult education include:

  • higher education
  • professional training
  • teaching language
  • curriculum development
  • literacy education

Professional experience

Connect with your future career through PACE

At Macquarie, learning doesn't just happen in the classroom. With PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) you can gain real-world experience and get ahead in the career queue.

PACE provides opportunities for undergraduate students at Macquarie University to gain practical experience by working with industry partners on mutually beneficial projects. No matter what you decide to study , PACE has an opportunity available for you. Learn more about the opportunities available through PACE.

Student experience

Ahmed-EL-SandoubyAhmed El-Sandouby
Master of Applied Linguistics specialising in TESOL

"Researching Macquarie online I discovered its outstanding international reputation for linguistics and academic research. I also discovered I could complete the masters program by distance and that it was highly flexible and professional compared to other distance programs around the world. Macquarie has well-qualified tutors, rich resources and highly professional administration and management - it's an environment that is highly conducive to learning."

Mahmoud AlmahmoudMahmoud Almahmoud
Master of Applied Linguistics

"I spent 11 months studying English at the Centre for Macquarie English (CME) before progressing through to his Master degree. Over that period, my English skills improved greatly until he had the ability to undertake rigorous academic studies in English. Macquarie is a leader in the field of Applied Linguistics, not only in Australia, but also in the world.”

Graduate outcomes

Debra CaswellDebra Caswell
TAFE Teacher

"I chose to study the Graduate Certificate of TESOL at Macquarie because of its excellent reputation and flexible study options which allowed me to juggle both studies, work and family responsibilities. My lecturers are highly-knowledgeable and inspiring. The practicum component in the setting of Migrant Education at TasTAFE, enabled me to directly apply my classroom theory, knowledge and skills successfully. I was able to graduate with confidence and pursue a rewarding career in teaching international students and adults,” says Debra Caswell, Graduate Certificate of TESOL graduate.

Expertise in adult education

Expert in TESOL and applied linguistics

Dr Phil ChappellDr Philip Chappell has over 20 years experience as a practitioner and researcher in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) and Applied Linguistics. His work in the areas of language pedagogy, language classroom interaction, curriculum development and professional development for language teachers is internationally recognised. Dr Chappell publishes his work in leading journals, edited books, and book manuscripts.

A sought after conference speaker and author, Dr Chappell’s overall aims are to apply innovations to send language teaching and learning in the classroom, including new digital technologies.

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