Congratulations to Macquarie University Department of Linguistics!

NEAS congratulates Macquarie University Department of Linguistics on the successful completion of a quality review activity.

NEAS endorses the Graduate Certificate of TESOL and the Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL, both of which were redesigned in 2023 to align with graduate capabilities and new Course Learning Outcomes. The Department’s innovative design includes a new TESOL Methodologies Unit that is highly practical, utilising flipped learning and authentic assessment tasks to foster collaboration and feedback literacy. Other course highlights include the Second Language Acquisition unit, which aligns with professional settings, and the incorporation of flipped and dialogic learning in Linguistics and Language Teaching.

The Department’s strengths are evident in its learning and teaching-focused research projects, which inform unit design and teaching methods, allowing for evidence-based practices in sustainable language teacher education and dialogic teaching.

The Graduate Certificate in TESOL has also been recognised by the industry, with NSW TAFE granting equivalency to Certificate IV in TAE. This recognition enhances the course’s appeal to new language teachers and supports new teaching positions in TAFE.

The Department has recently been honoured with several awards, including Faculty Learning and Teaching Awards, Vice Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards, and Senior Fellow recognition from HEA, further demonstrating outstanding achievements in education and innovative language teacher training.

July 2024