University of Leeds

Degree level: Postgraduate

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Taught)

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Course summary

MA TESOL is designed for professionals with at least two years of teaching experience who aim to deepen their understanding of the foundations of TESOL, while advancing their knowledge of key areas. This degree opens doors to diverse career opportunities in English language teaching and education. Our graduates can pursue fulfilling roles as ESL/EFL teachers, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, program administrators, and consultants, among other exciting paths in the global TESOL field.  Led by academics who are experts in this field of study, you’ll explore how languages are learnt and how the English language is most effectively taught. You’ll consider how to analyse and describe the English language and examine different approaches to teaching languages to different kinds of learners. You’ll also consider the principles behind analysing a learner’s language proficiency and tracking their development.  If you are not yet a TESOL professional with two years of experience, please see our  MA TESOL Studies programme.


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Assessment method

We assess your learning on modules in varied ways, including written assignments, oral presentations, and posters. These assessments will require you to read widely and use relevant literature to support your arguments. You’ll be expected to demonstrate your critical understanding of TESOL debates and the application of theory in classroom contexts. Clear guidelines and structured support will be provided for all assessments. Module tutors will also offer formative feedback to help you with your assignments.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree (hons) with a 2:1 or non-UK equivalent plus two years of relevant experience after graduation. We will consider applicants with alternative qualifications or experience on an individual basis. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. Visit our website for full entry requirements, including the alternative qualifications we accept.

Fees and funding

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at University of Leeds - UCAS