Teaching English as a Second Language Education

Teaching English as a Second Language Education

Opportunities for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) graduates include assisting refugees, migrants, and international students learn English.

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.

Careers in TESOL

Adult educationBecome a TESOL teacher

Learn to Teach English as a Second Language through our innovative program combining course work and a teaching practicum.

Recent Graduates

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." 

Debra Caswell Debra Caswell
Graduate Certificate of TESOL

"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 TESOL

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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