University of Birmingham

Degree level: Postgraduate

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

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Course summary

Are you interested in a career in English language teaching? Are you already an early-career teacher of English and want to advance your professional standing? Our distinctive, well-established and popular MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed for those with less than one year’s language teaching experience. We explore different approaches to the teaching and learning of English and study the close relationship between language teaching theory and practice. The programme encourages you to consider how the concepts, theories and methodologies that you encounter during your course of study will be of practical use in your own teaching career. We aim to equip students with the linguistic and pedagogic knowledge, the research and analytic skills, and the confidence necessary to begin a career in English language teaching.

Modules

You will study four core modules and one optional module before completing your 15,000 word dissertation. Core modules: Syllabus Design & Language Teaching; Second Language Learning and Teaching; Teaching and Learning Grammar and Vocabulary; Classroom Research Methods.

Assessment method

In addition to your taught modules, you will conduct a piece of independent research with the support of a supervisor, culminating in a 15,000-word dissertation.


Entry requirements

We usually require an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in TEFL/TESL or TESOL, English Language or another relevant subject (e.g. Linguistics, Translation Studies). Appropriate work experience will also be taken into consideration. This programme is designed for those with less than one year’s language teaching experience. More experienced language teachers will benefit from our MA Applied Linguistics with TESOL programme.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For more detailed information on available funding and fees for postgraduate courses please visit: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/fees-funding

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.

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