Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Assist teachers with, or tutor students whose first language is not English to gain english proficiency.

Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Roles and responsibilities

To qualify as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages:

Step 1
Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s course {Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)} with a majors in English and Cultural Studies as your first degree.

Step 2
Complete the postgraduate Master of Teaching - Coursework (Secondary) or Graduate Diploma in Education to qualify as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages.

Refer to the Study Pathways to the right for more information.


As a specialist in this area, you will:

  • assess the extent of language difficulties in students for whom English is a second language
  • teach students individually and in small groups out of the regular classroom, and assist students within normal classroom settings
  • teach students English language skills using a variety of methods including lecture and visual demonstration
  • provide assistance to other classroom teachers by designing special teaching programs for students with English language difficulties
  • design and produce teaching materials and adapt existing materials
  • prepare course outlines and goals
  • assign lessons, correct homework, and prepare and grade exams
  • analyse, record and report progress to regular classroom teachers, parents and students

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

To qualify as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages:

Step 1
Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s course {Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)} with a majors in English and Cultural Studies as your first degree.

Step 2
Complete the postgraduate Master of Teaching - Coursework (Secondary) or Graduate Diploma in Education to qualify as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages.

Refer to the Study Pathways to the right for more information.


As a specialist in this area, you will:

  • assess the extent of language difficulties in students for whom English is a second language
  • teach students individually and in small groups out of the regular classroom, and assist students within normal classroom settings
  • teach students English language skills using a variety of methods including lecture and visual demonstration
  • provide assistance to other classroom teachers by designing special teaching programs for students with English language difficulties
  • design and produce teaching materials and adapt existing materials
  • prepare course outlines and goals
  • assign lessons, correct homework, and prepare and grade exams
  • analyse, record and report progress to regular classroom teachers, parents and students

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Postgraduate Courses To Become

Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Course work courses to pursue this career