Study Tours and TESOL professional development
Study at Macquarie, Experience Australia
Macquarie University offers Study Tour programs which cater to a wide range of group types, interests and sizes providing opportunities for students to “try” before deciding on studying abroad.
We have organised Study Tours for over 20 years. Our programs are very flexible so let us create a customised program for your high school, university or corporate group.
The Macquarie experience
All Study Tour participants:
- Have access to all Macquarie University's facilities, for example, the library, sports and aquatic centre, food court, cafes and medical facilities
- Can take part in all events and activities on campus, for example, student associations and clubs, special events, etc.
- Are presented with a certificate at the end of the program
The cultural experience
We offer a total package which includes exciting activities and excursions to complement the learning experience, for example, guided city sightseeing tours, visits to Sydney's famous attractions, native Australian wildlife parks, learning to play cricket or how to surf.
We can also arrange the following on request:
- Professional internships ranging from 8-24 weeks
- Company visits
- Guest lectures from Macquarie University or local businesses to speak on a variety of topics
- Lecture observations
- Volunteering opportunities
- "Buddy Program " where students can interact with current Macquarie University students
Accommodation can also be arranged for participants:
Homestay is a popular choice for Study Tour groups. Participants stay with an Australian family, immersing themselves into Australian culture, with lots of opportunities to practice their English.
On campus residential colleges offer single rooms with shared or private bathrooms, all meals, linen, towels and internet access. Opportunities to interact with students from different nationalities.
Other accommodation options, for example, serviced apartments are also available, subject to availability.
Costs are based on the size of the group, program content, and start date.
Take advantage of our special off-peak rates for English tuition (February, June, July and October).
TESOL professional development
A program ideal for both current and trainee English teachers with an overall IELTS test result of 5.5 - 6 (Academic Module) or equivalent.
This program allows teachers to participate in TESOL Methodology Workshops and also to improve their English language skills.
While the program is presented at an English language level below that for university entrance, the topics and issues covered are similar to those in certified TESOL training courses. This program can be used as preparation for further study, or as professional development for teachers who are already qualified.
(program to be offered from July 2016)
This intensive 5-week program has been developed in collaboration with the Department of Linguistics to provide teachers with a pathway into the Graduate Certificate of TESOL, Master of TESOL and Applied Linguistics, or Master of Applied Linguistics. It is ideal for teachers with an overall IELTS 6 - 6.5 (Academic Module) or equivalent.
By working closely with the Department of Linguistics, we have developed the 11-week TESOL Pathway Program in such a way that it may provide teachers with a pathway into the Graduate Certificate of TESOL, Master of TESOL and Applied Linguistics, or Master of Applied Linguistics.
This pathway program is the equivalent to studying a Post Graduate unit and on completion of the program teachers will gain credit points that can be used worldwide as recognition of prior learning and evidence for advanced standing.
More information on this new program is available on request.
A core component of the course. Teachers will be observed in these sessions and will be provided with feedback on their teaching. The teaching will be linked to course readings and methodologies that promote learner centred interaction that is culturally and linguistically relevant to their context. Teachers will be supported throughout the planning and implementing of these sessions.
Each teacher will be encouraged to create their own learning portfolio whilst they are studying at the ELC which can be used as reference on return to their own country.
As part of the program, participants will observe experienced English language teachers at the ELC or visits to local primary and high schools may also be included in the program on request*.
*Subject to availability