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TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a dynamic, global profession.

The TESOL field is a professional development program for experienced teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL). Research and project options are available, particularly for students intending to continue on to higher research degrees. English is the international language of business, education and cross-cultural communication, so qualified TESOL professionals are in great demand worldwide.

Highlights

85 in the world for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • TESOL teacher
  • Language teacher
  • Language program manager
  • Private tutor
  • English as a second language teacher

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • TESOL Curriculum & Pedagogy: Classroom Strategies
  • Critical Perspectives on TESOL in Educational Contexts
  • Language Testing & Assessment
  • Classroom Second Language Processes: Theory, Research, Practice

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

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