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Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) MA

Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) MA

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Summary

The English Language Centre's MA TESOL course offers excellent opportunities to develop careers in English language teaching for inexperienced teachers or for those starting out in the field. The course is designed for anyone with an interest in the wider aspects of teaching English as a foreign language, combining innovative classroom practices with an understanding of issues such as language structure and research methodology.

Course Learning and Teaching

ELC MA courses are delivered via lectures, seminars, practical sessions and micro-teaching sessions, giving you a solid grounding in both the theoretical and practical aspects of the field. In many cases, contact hours will be a mixture of these approaches (rather than a session consisting solely of a two-hour lecture). The balance will depend on the particular module, with some more suited to a lecture/seminar approach, others being of a more practical nature.

The focus throughout the courses is on independent learning and student engagement, with you being expected to participate in presentations and micro-teaching. The average weekly number of contact hours over the first two terms is 12, with you filling the remaining time with reading, class preparation and assignments.

In addition, starting in the first term, you will attend a series of dissertation sessions (typically 2 hours per fortnight) culminating in a poster conference in term 3. You will be assigned a dissertation supervisor and can expect 3 or 4 meetings during term 3 and the summer. You will each have an academic tutor, with whom they will meet on average once a term, and all staff have office hours.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

Language for Teaching - Core
Basic Research Methods - Core
Language Teaching Methods and Practice - Core
Dissertation - Core
Fundamentals in ELT - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good first degree (UK 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent).