TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Edge Hill University - UCAS

Edge Hill University

Degree level: Postgraduate

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

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Course summary

Is this course right for you? We’ve designed our TESOL course for people in the UK, Europe and beyond who are interested in teaching English as a second or foreign language. You’ll be looking to boost your professional skills, discuss language learning and leap into the analysis of teaching English around the globe. Together we’ll explore the theories and key principles of language education. Our teaching is rooted in practice meaning you’ll be able to apply everything you learn in your own classroom. At the same time, you’ll become aware of national and international issues in teaching English to other language speakers. You’ll also explore debates around the role of non-native speaker teachers. Our unique Educational Management module delves into practical educational management challenges and helps you prepare for more senior roles. Outside of the classroom, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a conference and boost your CV with work experience such as teaching English to local refugees and asylum seekers. What you'll study During our MA TESOL degree, you’ll grow your understanding of the key theories that surround English language teaching. You’ll also get the chance to develop your professional, practical and reflective skills to help you become the best teacher you can be. Prepare for life after graduation by improving your research skills and questioning the relationships between theory and effective practice. In Term 1, you’ll take two compulsory modules: Theories of Second Language Education and Practical Knowledge of TESOL. You’ll become familiar with the individual differences that influence second language acquisition, so you can accommodate the needs and learning goals of your students. We’ll also introduce you to the key methods and approaches that inform language teaching. In Term 2, you’ll develop your research skills to prepare you for your 10,000 word dissertation, which you’ll work on in Term 3. You’ll also shape your studies by choosing an optional module. If you’re already an experienced teacher or want to step into management, Educational Management of TESOL will be a great match for you. If you have less experience or want to create courses, you might find TESOL Syllabus and Material is a better fit.


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Assessment method

Summative assessment is based mainly on a portfolio-building approach. You will also be engaged in writing reflective accounts, projects, essays and an extended research study based on your personal professional interests. You will be given clear assessment criteria and constructive feedback for each piece of work. Formative assessment opportunities are also embedded in each module, where you will receive individual feedback on in-session tasks and selected drafts of your work.

How to apply

International applicants

International students should visit our website for further information: www.edgehill.ac.uk/international

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a field related to Language, English or Education. You should also have two years or more of relevant TESOL experience. If you have less than two years teaching experience, you will be considered if you have an outstanding academic record in a relevant field and can demonstrate insight into language learning and teaching. In addition to an academic reference, the University also requires a statement from a referee who oversaw your teaching duties at the institution or organisation where your TESOL experience has taken place. This reference should be submitted directly by the referee (i.e. the statement should not be forwarded to us on their behalf).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Edge Hill University - UCAS