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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Delve in depth into the fast-evolving world of international English language education and gain fresh perspectives for teaching it in your own country.

The MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a specialist master's course suitable for anyone working - or aspiring to work - in the field of teaching English as an international language.

You will gain exposure to the latest developments in TESOL research, policy and practice, and work with expert tutors who, have taught English around the world and are research active.

Throughout the course, we will challenge your thinking and assumptions about how English is used, taught and learned worldwide, analysing its role as the world’s major international language and exploring current issues and debates.

We place particular emphasis on helping you to apply the latest thinking about English language teaching to different social and cultural contexts, including your own.

In addition to core units, you will attend specialised teacher training workshops to gain expertise in relevant classroom procedures, and complete an academic writing and study skills course.

You will also have opportunities to share experiences with language educators from a range of backgrounds and build your international network of professional contacts.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • develop appropriate teaching methods and materials to enhance how English is taught in your own country
  • use the latest research to reflect on, and inform, your daily practice and decision-making
  • enhance your employability in a range of fields, including English language teaching, bilingual education, language teacher education, intercultural communication and business communication
  • build an international profile and contribute academically and professionally to this rapidly evolving field

This course is suitable for those with academic and professional backgrounds in, or those who want to develop expertise in, English language education, English language teacher education, applied linguistics, linguistics, international education or cultural studies. It is relevant if you're already working in the field, or aspiring to do so.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

The aims of this unit are: To introduce current theories and concepts in relation to the systems of language. To provide students with an insight into issues surrounding language awareness and their implications for L2 classroom practices. To help students develop an understanding of beliefs and attitudes about language, and the effects these have on language use, learning, and teaching. To support students in the process of taking informed decisions about their teaching of English as an international language. To develop in students a more critical understanding and sensitivity towards their own language teaching approach through an examination of language systems and issues.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. To apply for this course you may have an undergraduate degree in any subject. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree. If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

University information

Established in 1966, the prestigious University of Bath is one of the UK’s top 10 universities and has built an international reputation for world-class teaching and research. The university works hard to fulfil its mission: to inspire, encourage and educate future leaders and innovators. They strive to foster a diverse, welcoming and inclusive culture, where enterprise and innovation is encouraged and students from all backgrounds can fulfil...more

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