Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS

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Course summary

Suitable for both experienced teachers and newcomers to the field, this Master's degree is designed for students who plan to teach English as a second, foreign or additional language (ESL, EFL, EAL) in the UK or internationally. It is also suitable for students who plan to work or do research in the contexts of:

  • teacher education
  • teacher training
  • management
  • course design
  • materials development
  • policy design
  • language analysis and/or assessment
The programme combines theory and practice to equip you with cutting-edge teaching skills to teach English to speakers of other languages. It will lead you into an exploration of evidence-based research at the frontiers of language learning, methodology and curriculum design. It will investigate learning-centred ‘learnscapes’, enabling you not only to practise but to contribute to knowledge in these areas. You will learn to:
  • design, implement and evaluate substantial research or development tasks
  • adapt your planning and teaching approaches to the 21st-century demands of rapidly changing teaching and learning contexts and circumstances
You will graduate with expanded minds and hearts; with professional knowledge, understanding and enhanced confidence in your ability to teach the English language across widely differing contexts.


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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.

Fees and funding

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS