Introduction to TESOL
Are you looking for your next challenge as a teacher? With a TESOL qualification, you could help students from all over the world develop their English language skills, which will empower them to explore new opportunities. What could be more rewarding than that?
Through Open Universities Australia, you can compare and enrol in online TESOL courses offered by top universities. We're here to advise you about your study options, so you can find the right path. We can also help you unlock flexible new ways of studying online.
Discover TESOL courses
Online TESOL degrees
Online TESOL subjects and short courses
TESOL study FAQs
What do you learn in a TESOL course?
In a TESOL course, you'll learn how to teach English in a variety of settings, and to a variety of students.
You can expect to cover topics like:
- English language teaching methodologies
- Common difficulties speakers of other languages may have with English
- Cultural differences and similarities across select languages
- Lesson planning techniques
- Assessment planning
- Teaching with technology
Depending on your course, you may also have the chance to go on a teaching placement in a language learning setting.
Student stories and study advice
Want a career change from teaching but not sure how?
What is TESOL?
What makes a good teacher?
Early childhood education vs childcare courses: What’s the difference?
We’re here to guide you to the right uni course
Open Universities Australia is a not-for-profit organisation helping every Australian to access thousands of university courses.
Over 497,000 students have enrolled in university through us since 1993.
Why study through us? Students say it best.
We’re here to support your studies from enrolment to completion 7 days a week.
How we can help you
Studying through Open Universities Australia means we take care of the guesswork and administration of university study, so you can focus on learning.
You don't need a strong academic history to go to uni
We make it possible for everyone to start university through single subjects, regardless of ATAR or study experience. These subjects are covered by government loans, and can be used to upskill or gain entry into a qualification.
You have the flexibility to start at multiple points during the year
We’re not restricted by a traditional academic calendar, so you can enrol when it suits your life. You also have total control over how you study. You can scale up (or down) your study load and even pause your course if you need to.
You can rely on us as an unbiased destination for online tertiary education
As a not for profit, we have your best interests at heart. Our advisors are here 7 days a week to guide and support you. It’s our priority to get you qualified with the university of your choice.
Enrol in courses from 27 of Australia's leading universities
Our friendly student advisors are here to help
We're here to guide you every step of the way with expert advice on:
- Choosing a course that suits you best
- Enrolling, and planning your studies
- Understanding your funding options
Call, message, or chat with an advisor today.
Talk to a student advisor
We'll be in touch to answer your questions, usually within 30 minutes during business hours.