University of Essex

Degree level: Postgraduate

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

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Course summary

This is a Masters course that can take you into employment anywhere in the world. If you are enthusiastic about teaching English as a foreign or second language, then our course offers you vocationally-relevant, research-led training of the highest quality, taught by academics known for their teaching excellence. You explore teaching methods and the description of English used in the investigation of language learning and teaching, and study additional topics according to your needs. These might include:

  • How second language learners acquire vocabulary, and how vocabulary can be taught
  • Computer-assisted language-learning
  • Literature and language-learning
  • Materials design and evaluation
  • Teaching Writing in EFL/ESL
You also gain hands-on teaching experience through our Teaching Practice I and Teaching Practice II modules. Whether you have no prior teaching experience or are already an English language teacher, this course can be adapted to suit you. If you have little or no previous teaching experience, you receive ‘hands on’ teaching practice throughout the course via TEFL, while if you already have more than two year’s full-time teaching experience, you can undertake specialist study through TESOL instead.

Modules

You can tailor your learning experience with a choice of optional modules. More information and these can be found on the University of Essex website.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course can be found on the course finder on the University of Essex website – www.essex.ac.uk


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9660 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9660 Year 1
Scotland £9660 Year 1
Wales £9660 Year 1
Channel Islands £9660 Year 1
EU £20700 Year 1
International £20700 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £20700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2023-24 entry. Fees for part-time courses are calculated pro-rata to the relevant full-time fee. Tuition fees may be subject to annual increases in each year of study in line with inflation.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at University of Essex - UCAS