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Graduate Certificate in TESOL (GC-TESOL) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Professional accreditation

Graduates with VIT registration will be recognised as accredited TESOL teachers within Victorian schools.

Intended learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in TESOL will be able to:
KNOWLEDGE
1. Analyse and communicate an understanding of the nature and form of language as a system
2. Critically appraise and explain the application of current methodologies for teaching English as an additional language
SKILLS
3. Critique and manage language curricular and resources which are culturally and linguistically appropriate
APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
4. Identify and explain implications of the second language acquisition process for learning and teaching

Generic skills

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in TESOL will develop the following set of generic skills:
• Critical reasoning and thinking
• Problem solving
• Communication
• Evidence based decision making
• Creativity and innovation
• Teamwork and professional collaboration
• Self-reflection, career awareness and lifelong learning
• Active and participatory citizenship.

Graduate attributes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in TESOL will have the necessary attributes to:

  • evaluate contemporary educational issues in TESOL and approaches from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including sociological, economical, psychological and pedagogical perspectives (academic distinction)
  • contribute to discussions and debates associated with the role of TESOL education in addressing contemporary local, national and global issues (global citizenship)
  • promote social justice, employability, career awareness, wellbeing and citizenship through educational policy and practice (integrity and self awareness)
  • be creative, innovative, self directed and lifelong learners, able to link theory and practice and respond to the changing educational landscape (integrity and self awareness)