The Graduate Certificate in Languages Education is the only course of its kind currently offered in Australia. It provides opportunities for educators, educational leaders and other professionals for deep engagement with theories, approaches, issues, trends and contemporary practices in teaching languages in a range of educational contexts (incl. online learning).
As the course is non-language specific, it will enable you to gain broad perspectives in the field of languages education (modern languages including TESOL). It offers application of evidence-based knowledge and skills to innovate language education practices and includes a strong focus on learner motivation.
The course is designed for a range of education professionals who want to develop or extend their expertise in languages education to further enhance their knowledge and practice to improve learners’ experience and outcomes.
Languages education is highly relevant throughout all education sectors in Australia and has a continuously growing interest throughout the world. This course will boost worldwide job prospects and give graduates the latest approaches and evidence-based knowledge and skills to enhance teaching languages in a wide range of learning contexts.
The Graduate Certificate in Languages Education can be completed fully online, providing you with the flexibility to study at your own pace and in your own time.
As the only university in Australia to offer postgraduate training in this field, we encourage you to start your journey to gain a deeper insight into the language education today.
*Government subsidies enable Flinders to offer Domestic applicants a reduction of up to 80% off full course fees through Commonwealth Supported Places. Offer subject to change.
This course is not offered in 2023
Graduate Certificate in Languages Education
Duration: 1 year (part-time only)
On campus | Online
2GC654 (full fee paying)
2GC154 (commonwealth supported)
Annual indicative fees (2022):
$1,992 (Commonwealth supported)
$10,440 (Full fee paying)
Our postgraduate education courses are designed to adapt to your needs and career goals, providing flexibility, versatility and diversity.
The Graduate Certificate in Languages Education can be credited towards a Master degree at Flinders University in which a minor in Languages Education is included, enabling you to progress from the Graduate Certificate in Languages Education to Master qualification.
The following Master courses offered at Flinders University include a minor in Languages Education:
Graduates will be equipped for careers in a wide range of settings, from early childhood, primary, secondary and post-secondary, vocational and higher education to policy and curriculum advisory, or corporate training contexts.
These courses can count towards professional learning.
These courses do not lead to teacher registration in South Australia.
This course consists of four topics that equip you with focus on evidence-based practice in languages education in such a way as to enhance innovate teaching and learning and professional decision making.
The topics include a focus on motivating learners and on improving their self-regulated learning skills. They provide opportunities to investigate and critically examine affordances of new technologies in languages education and the role of e-pedagogy, and more.
Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification which includes at least a minor sequence in any foreign language (including TESOL), consisting of four University level topics; or have had at least one year teaching experience in any foreign/second language/TESOL in a school or other approved institution.
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