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MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages) Language Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

WHY TESOL?

As the generally accepted highest academic degree in the field, an MA TESOL demonstrates knowledge and understanding of English language teaching, a familiarity with a range of relevant literature and an ability to research and to present informed discussions and ideas on related subjects.

Participating in the programme means becoming part of an established professional community, reflecting on and sharing your experiences and developing your expertise.

You will:

  • develop your teaching expertise and an understanding of many approaches to teaching English as a foreign, second or other language
  • develop your teaching expertise and an understanding of many approaches to teaching English as a foreign, second or other language
  • develop an ability to present and discuss an argument in an academic context
  • learn how to carry out research related to many aspects of TESOL
  • exchange views and experiences with international colleagues

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

The MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a professional development qualification designed both for practising teachers of English as a foreign or second language (the Professional route) and for graduates who wish to begin a career in English language teaching (the Fundamentals route).

It allows both practising teachers and graduates who are relatively new to the field to develop and to further their professional competence alongside an understanding of the theoretical implications of the practice of ELT.

With an MA TESOL, your career prospects are enhanced, with paths into

  • primary, secondary or tertiary school management abroad
  • senior, advisory, management and leadership positions, e.g. as Directors of Studies or Academic Directors in local and national English language schools
  • work with Departments of Ministries of Education, such as curriculum and syllabus design, materials writing and assessment
  • ELT publishing
  • teacher training
  • testing and writing for examination boards
  • academic research.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

Exploring English Language Teaching: Past, Present & Future - Core
Language Systems & Appropriate Pedagogy - Core
Second Language Learning - Core
Teaching Practice or Practical Project - Core
Research Methods in TESOL - Core
Contemporary Topics in TESOL - Core
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£3,985

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

2020/21 full time fee is £13,000 and it is a guide for international students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a relevant Bachelor's degree at 2:2 or above. In addition, for the Fundamentals route you will need proven language learning ability; for the Professional route you will need at least one year's classroom teaching experience.

University information

Established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern, multi-campus University offering higher and professional education. The university has several campuses and centres which are based in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Medway and Tunbridge Wells, One of only a handful of universities in the UK to be situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a strong community of 17,000 students and 2,000 staff. They have four academic...more

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