Course overview

This course will give you insight into the nature of language and its role in human learning and expression, while developing your communication skills and intercultural awareness.

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Modern Languages Education will make you eligible to apply for entry to the Master of Modern Languages Education with 50 credit points of advanced standing for the ‘Languages Teaching’ specialisation. Visit the Graduate Certificate in Modern Languages Education website

What you will learn

Gain expert strategies for teaching and learning modern languages education. And you'll develop know-how to help recognise and analyse the needs of students who require modern language education.                                                                                                   

Course structure

50 points of coursework, comprising 4 x specialist core subjects:

  • Second Language Teaching Methodology
  • Grammar for Language Teachers
  • Language Acquisition and Teaching
  • Supervised Teaching (Second Language).

After successfully completing this course you will be eligible for 50 credit points towards the Master of Modern Languages Education, as well as other master courses.

Entry requirements                                                    

  • A four-year education degree, or equivalent, or
  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline and at least 100 credit points, or equivalent, of graduate study in education.

All applicants must have a major in a language other than English, or provide a statement of equivalence, and be eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

English Language Criteria

All students must meet English language requirements.

How to apply

You can enquire via University of Melbourne enquiry form 

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $25,728 total course cost.

Duration

0.5 years full time, 1 year part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences postgraduate courses at University of Melbourne rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 76.9% (national average 78.4%)
Improved skills: 85.8% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 84.8% (national average 87.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Melbourne. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences postgraduate courses at University of Melbourne had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 68.0% (national average 80.6%)
Studying full time: 17.0% (national average 8.7%)
Median full time salary: $65,000 (national average $77,000)

The ratings above refer the proportion of surveyed University of Melbourne graduates for which the statement was true. You can find out more about these results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 095991C

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