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Course summary

This programme is aimed at graduates in English, with little or no teaching experience who want an initial preparation course in English Language Teaching at post-graduate level. The programme gives an in-depth introduction to the teaching of English and provides a strong practical foundation for future development. A practical teaching element is a central feature of the programme; students will participate in practice teaching sessions throughout their study period. It is a twelve month full-time programme.


Core modules: Linguistic analysis for language teaching; approaches to teaching and learning languages; methods and materials in English language teaching; teaching English as an international language; course and syllabus design in English language teaching; blended learning in English language teaching; the practice of English language teaching 1; the practice of English language teaching 2; research methodology and dissertation skills; dissertation; academic and study skills support.

Entry requirements

The equivalent of a UK upper second-class honours degree (2:1) in a field related to Language, English or Education. Applicants with degrees in other subjects may be considered, but candidates may be required to complete selection activities which may include: Submission of a short-written discussion of a topic related to English Language. Participation in an interview (via Skype). A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (6.5 in writing, no sub-section below 6.0) or equivalent for those whose first language is not English. If your IELTS score is below 6.5 you can take one or more Pre-sessional English short courses to help you reach the required level.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees for Postgraduate Study 2023/24:
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS