The MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed for any graduate who has a strong interest in language learning and teaching. This course is ideal if you want to acquire an in-depth knowledge of English and how to teach it, and to explore new developments in language teaching such as the use of technology in the classroom. The MA in TESOL at Hull is unusual in that we include a practical teaching component, with observed classroom practice an integral part of the course. As such, newcomers to teaching and experienced classroom practitioners alike can explore the role of a language teacher in the modern world. Our programme is designed to support both native/expert and developing English language users. We welcome applications from graduates with an IELTS average of at least 6, with a 5.5. minimum in all skills. Students with minimum language qualifications (IELTS of 7 or less) will attend a special module which aims to rapidly develop language and academic skills relevant to TESOL. Students joining the programme also have the opportunity to apply for the Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The Trinity CertTESOL is an internationally recognised professional English language teaching qualification. Eligible students will be able to study towards a practical, professional qualification at the same time as the Masters, increasing their actual classroom experience and future employability. Interested candidates will need to be assessed and interviewed for this programme separately, demonstrating a high level of competence in spoken and written English, whether English is their first, second or additional language.
Core Modules: Contemporary and Critical Issues in Education: Theory, Policy and Context Exploring Foundations of TESOL Research Methodologies (Education) Becoming a TESOL Professional Extended Research Project (Education)
The central themes of the programme engage with theoretical and practical teaching issues. You follow introductory modules in Trimester 1. In Trimester 2, you have the opportunity to enhance your practical teaching skills and look at innovative approaches to teaching, building on theoretical expertise developed in the first semester. In Trimester 3, you undertake a 15,000-word dissertation. Assessment: The primary methods are by essays and continuous assessment, followed by a 15,000-word dissertation for the Masters stage of the programme.
How to apply
If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.
A 2.2 Honours degree (or international equivalent). Your personal statement must clearly highlight why you are interested in this programme. In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria.
English language requirements
|IELTS: 6.5 overall, 5.5 in each skill
Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications accepted by the University of Hull
Fees and funding
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