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I started a Graduate Diploma of TESOL as a qualified English educator with fourteen years of teaching experience. The course equipped me with the knowledge of new teaching methodologies, such as genre pedagogy and text-based approach, both of which apply Halliday’s Systemic Functional Grammar. The programme has significantly transformed my attitude towards teaching a language from a traditional, textbook-based approach into working with authentic, multimodal texts whose lexico-grammatical features are set in context. Apart from extensive theoretical study, I had an opportunity to develop advanced research skills and undertake a professional experience placement comprising both in-classroom teacher observations as well as delivering my own lessons at an Australian college. I highly recommend Graduate Diploma of TESOL at AIBT/ARI not only to prospective English teachers but also to the experienced ones who would like to move up to the next level of their career.
The Graduate Diploma of TESOL is a new course designed to deliver dynamic teaching approaches, planning and theories. The best part of this study is the analysis of Systemic Functional Linguistics developed by Australian linguist Michael Halliday. It was a wonderful experience of learning under the professional and encouraging lecturer Irma Kuci and to have guidance of Dr. Peter Mickan. I feel privileged to be the part of AIBT. Furthermore it helped me to enter Masters in Flinders University. Thank you.
The Graduate Diploma of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is an accredited pathway to a Master degree at the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia.