TESOL Teacher Training
Macquarie University English Language Centre (ELC) offers two TESOL Teacher Training programs:
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.
TESOL Pathway(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
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