University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Taught)

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Course summary

Warwick's TESOL programme is designed with course features that will appeal to those who want to advance their career in English Language Teaching. This MA's structure allows Warwick to capture new, cutting edge developments and showcase staff expertise in a growing range of specialist areas. Course overview The MA TESOL programme will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the links between research, theory and professional practice in the area of teaching English to speakers of other languages. The programme has been designed for English language teachers with varying levels of professional experience, from teachers who have less than two years’ experience to those who have taught for many years. Potential students include teachers, teacher trainers, materials or curriculum developers, and other professionals who work in the area of second/foreign language education, either in the state sector or in private language institutes at primary, secondary or tertiary levels.


Core modules Pathway 1 (students with less than the equivalent of two years’ full-time teaching experience)

  • Foundations of TESOL Methodology
  • Foundations of TESOL Professional Practice
Or Pathway 2 (students with more than two years’ full-time teaching experience)
  • Innovations in TESOL Methodology
  • Professional Practice in TESOL
Plus both Pathway 1 and Pathway 2 take the following core modules:
  • Sociolinguistics of English as Global Language
  • SLA Insights for TESOL Practice
  • Spoken Interaction
  • Approaches to Written Discourse
  • Research Methods in TESOL
  • Dissertation
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Specialism in Classroom Motivation
  • Specialism in Teacher Education and Development
  • Specialism in Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning
  • Literature and Drama in TESOL
  • Management and Leadership in TESOL
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in TESOL
  • Teaching and Researching Young Language Learners
  • Using Corpora for TESOL
  • Assessment in TESOL
  • Practical Teaching Methodology
- English for Academic and Professional Purposes

Assessment method

Assessment on the programme is by coursework and final dissertation - there are no formal examinations. The following are example types of coursework you might submit for assessment on the MA:

  • Written assignment (e.g. a 2,000 word assignment which includes an appropriately referenced literature review)
  • Teaching materials/lesson plans with rationale
  • Blog writing (e.g. blogging about useful ICT tools for ELT)
- Language analysis

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band A - IELTS overall score of 6.5, (with 6.5 in writing). **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Please visit the University of Warwick website for the tuition fees for postgraduate courses:
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at University of Warwick - UCAS