University of Liverpool

Degree level: Postgraduate

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

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Course summary

This is the ideal programme if you’d like to teach English as a foreign language or are already doing so but would like more training. More particularly, the programme aims:

  • To make you aware of theoretical issues in language teaching, second language acquisition and learning
  • To develop your understanding of current, practical classroom methodology
  • To introduce you to the latest approaches to language analysis
  • To help you understand the connections between theory and practice.
Our academic staff have extensive experience of teaching internationally and working on projects and have active research interests and publications. Student feedback consistently indicates how much they appreciate our tutors’ friendly and patient support as well as their excellent academic and professional abilities. Social activities As part of the programme, we arrange regular social outings for students and staff. The aim of such visits is to enable us to get to know each other in an informal setting and to visit local places of interest. We endeavour to ensure that each visit is free of charge to maximize participation.

Course details


All students take the core compulsory modules listed for semesters one and two, as well as completing the dissertation, normally on a subject related to the topics covered in their taught modules. Students choose three further taught modules from a selection on offer each year.

How to apply

International applicants

International qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English language qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see for a full list. If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool on the University’s summer academic English programmes. The University's English Language Centre provides tuition and arranges IELTS tests. For more information about this, and the specific entry requirements for this programmes/department, please visit

Entry requirements

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see for English Language requirements specific to your country. If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes. Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes;

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9650 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9650 Year 1
Scotland £9650 Year 1
Wales £9650 Year 1
International £20350 Year 1

Additional fee information

For up to date fees visit
Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at University of Liverpool - UCAS