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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Information Communications Technology MA

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Information Communications Technology MA

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Full time


12 months

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages) Information Technology (General) Communication Studies Technology: General Teaching / Training Information Technology / Computer / Information Teaching / Training

Course type


Course Summary


This programme equips you to use ICT to develop TESOL materials or deliver teaching.

You’ll discover e-learning first-hand through exposure to online learning and teaching methods, and gain practical experience of using ICT to develop learners’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

You’ll explore how people learn languages and examine language teaching strategies. Though you study the same core modules as students on other TESOL programmes, you’ll choose from optional modules that focus on the use of ICT in TESOL.

Taught by expert practitioners and researchers, MA TESOL and ICT will give you the skills and confidence to use ICT as a key asset in the classroom and has been designed for teachers, teacher trainers, language school directors, curriculum developers, inspectors, lecturers and materials writers.

Please be aware that this is not an IT skills training course, and we will expect you to have basic IT skills such as word processing, email and using the internet before you start the programme.

Learning and teaching

We use a range of teaching and learning methods including seminars, tutorials, group work and lectures. Specialist modules also use online learning to give you hands-on experience of using online teaching materials.

However, independent study is an important aspect of this programme, either alone or in a group, as it allows you to develop key research, analysis and communication skills and develop your own ideas.


Most of our modules are assessed through written assignments. To help you prepare, you’ll be able to submit a draft to your tutor for comment beforehand, and we offer other forms of support as well. You’ll also complete group projects and project reports.

Careers support

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate.


Students who complete this module will have the knowledge needed to carry out a search of the literature on a chosen topic and an understanding of how to carry out small scale empirical research. On completion of this module, students should be able to identify a topic of personal or professional interest in the area of TESOL; engage in discussion with a tutor concerning how this topic might be investigated; under supervision, carry out reading and study, and, if appropriate, research on this topic; under supervision, write up the study in an appropriate form.

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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree (hons) with a 2:1 or non-UK equivalent plus a professional qualification and two years of relevant experience. We may consider other educational and professional backgrounds in exceptional circumstances. You'll also need to be able to demonstrate basic IT skills - such as using the internet, email and word processing - and the ability to use computers routinely in your academic work. You should be able to demonstrate independent facility in the use of IT with appropriate technical support.

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