MEd/PgDip/PgCert Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.


Qualification type

MEd - Master of Education

Subject areas

Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages)

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

This course is for experienced in-service language teachers who wish to develop their career potential. The course enables you to broaden your understanding of how language works, how it is learned or acquired. You explore a wide range of TESOL issues and develop expertise in a specialist area, while building experience in the methodologies that underpin educational research. You also enhance your ability to reflect on your own practice and working environment. This course improves your ability to: evaluate critically areas of the TESOL profession’s theory and practice; extend your knowledge and understanding in specialist areas; complete a research project related to your working situation. You study core areas such as: language analysis; second language acquisition; testing and evaluation; materials and syllabus design. You also focus on an area of TESOL relevant to your teaching and explore it further through research, usually based in your own workplace. This research aids your professional development and can benefit your workplace. This distance learning course is supported with the university's virtual learning environment. Duration will be two to three years. There are exit points within this award to allow you to complete with a postgraduate certificate, diploma or an MEd.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Study mode

Distance without attendance


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Students must have a degree or equivalent qualification; at least 2 years' experience of teaching in the profession and be currently teaching; have successfully completed the Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL, Cambridge CELTA or equivalent. If applicants have successfully completed a recognised professional teaching diploma in TESOL, such as the Trinity College Licentiate Diploma or Cambridge (DELTA), they are exempt from stage 1.