What will I learn?
The Graduate Diploma in Language Teaching aims to:
foster the development of proficient levels of linguistic, socio-cultural and communicative competencies in French, Indonesian, Italian, Modern Greek or Spanish;
expose students to a wide body of specific and cross-disciplinary knowledge relative to linguistic and cultural knowledges and practices (grammar, literature, translation, cinema, etc) relative to the language of study;
develop students i ability to analyse and respond to written and visual texts of varying difficulty relative to the language of study;
develop students i awareness of local and global communities of speakers relative to the language of study;
train students to form broad conceptual understandings of issues relating to cross- and intercultural communication;
provide opportunities for metacognitive training to enhance language acquisition and maximise opportunities to progress in language learning within and beyond the classroom expose students to key concepts, principles and theories relative to Second Language Acquisition and provide an introduction to language action research;
develop a personal and informed philosophy of language education based on students i experience as language teachers and on their understanding of concepts, principles and theories relative to Second Language Acquisition and language teaching methodology.
On completion of the Graduate Diploma in Language Teaching, students are expected to:
be able to demonstrate a proficient level of competence in the target language;
be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of linguistic and cultural issues pertaining to the country / countries where the language of their choice is spoken;
have developed academic rigour in formal language study;
have increased their cross-cultural and intercultural skills by being aware of local and global communities of speakers relative to the language of study;
be able to plan and implement strategies for successful language learning, and evaluate their effectiveness;
have assimilated the key concepts, theories and issues pertaining to first and second language acquisition;
have acquired key principles of language education which may be applied in classroom situations;
have developed an informed personal philosophy of language education, which may inform teaching practices.
Which department am I in? College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Applicants must have equivalent of a three-year Australian bachelors degree. Some degrees may require work experience to meet the entry requirements. A reference or statement from the employer will be required. Special requirements apply to the four-year Doctor of Medicine. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall with 7.0 Speaking, 7.0 Writing; 7.0 Reading, 7.0 Listening; TOEFL Paper 600 Overall 5.0 TWE; TOEFL (Internet): 96 Overall with 24 Speaking, 24 Writing, 24 Reading; 24 Listening; Pearson PTE Academic: 65 Overall with 65 Speaking, 65 Writing, 65 Reading; 65 Listening; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) with a grade of C.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from a tertiary institution, be eligible for registration as a teacher in Australia, and have had at least one year's teaching experience in a school or other approved institution.
English Language Requirements
They must also satisfy the following English language requirements: IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL Paper 550 Overall 4.5 TWE; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) with a grade of B2.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from TAFE NSW
A$26,200.00 (US$ 20,494) per year
19 February 2018, 23 July 2018, 25 February 2019, 29 July 2019
Flinders University Bedford Park Campus, Sturt Road, BEDFORD PARK, South Australia, 5042, ADELAIDE, Australia