MA Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MA Part Time: 2 years, Full Time: within 1 year.

Course Description

This programme is designed for graduates in an English language-related subject who wish to become teachers of English as a second language. The programme provides you with the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and accurate use of the English language, with particular focus on grammar, lexis, discourse, genre and phonology.

It also raises your awareness of the varied roles English has across the globe and the current debates around varied ELT approaches, methodologies and assessment strategies when applied to a range of ELT contexts, whilst also developing your academic and teaching skills. Furthermore, the final dissertation project allows you to specialise in an area of TESOL of particular interest and importance to you as well as further developing your research and analytical skills. Teaching is delivered predominantly via seminars which include a mix of tutor-led input and student-to-student activities, which not only focus on presentation and discussion of theories and models but also actually expose you to a range of ELT teaching approaches and methodologies first hand. You will then be encouraged to reflect on these and, perhaps even use yourself, when you are an ELT professional in the UK or overseas.

Entry Requirements

You should have a good honours degree (at least a 2.2) in TESOL, English Language or a related subject. If you do not have this academic qualification, but possess significant levels of relevant experience you would be assessed case-by-case on your individual merit and potential via your personal written statement, references and a formal interview with a member of the course team. For non-native speakers of English, there is an IELTS 6.5 English language entry requirement with a minimum of IELTS 6 in each band.

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Student Destinations

The TU China office has links with partner institutions in China looking for graduates to teach English at their universities and are offering good packages to our graduates.

Module Details

Core modules
Approaches in English Language Teaching


Educational Research: Practice and Planning

English as a Global Language

Language Analysis for English Language Teaching

Modules offered may vary.

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