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Full time | York St John University | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages)

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Our Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages course gives you the skills and knowledge required to teach English in countries across the globe.

Whether you are currently a TESOL professional or wish to pursue this career in the future, this course equips you to teach English around the globe. You will study alongside students from across the world, gaining experience of different nationalities and educational cultures. This gives you to chance to increase your cross-cultural understanding.

Our approach to teaching TESOL focuses on teaching English in a multilingual world. You will explore theoretical issues in second language learning and apply these to your teaching. We will also give you the opportunity to gain practical experience in lesson planning and delivery. Explore how to adapt materials and methods to a range of teaching situations.

We offer you the opportunity to take a CELTA course free of charge as part of your degree. CELTA is the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other languages. It is an internationally-recognised teaching qualification awarded by Cambridge Assessment English. You will gain hands-on teaching experience that will prepare you for a career in teaching English. Acceptance onto this course is subject to successful interview.


This module offers both a contextual background to English Language Teaching and a practical introduction to ELT methods and materials. The methodology of English Language Teaching has been developed mainly in English-dominant countries and is not always appropriate and/or applicable to other educational contexts. This module therefore explores the diverse cultures of classrooms, student groups and teacher communities in different countries and educational environments, recognising the global context of ELT. Furthermore, students on this module will have opportunities to gain experience of effective lesson planning and develop their confidence to deliver and then evaluate their lessons through micro-teaching.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Entry onto this postgraduate course requires a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in a related subject. If your undergraduate degree is not in a related discipline but you can provide evidence of professional experience in a relevant field, your application may still be considered.