Taught course

TESOL and Materials Development

Anglia Ruskin University · Department of English, Communication, Film and Media

Entry requirements

Anglia Ruskin's MA in TESOL and Materials Development is aimed primarily at home and international teachers, teacher trainers, (applied) linguists with teaching experience, English language teaching (ELT) consultants and materials writers who hold: 1) A good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in Languages, Linguistics, English or Education, plus 300 hours' experience in language teaching. or 2) A good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in other subjects with CELTA/DELTA (or equivalent) certificates, plus 500 hours' experience in language teaching.

Months of entry


Course content

Prepare for, or further, your career in English language teaching. Learn the key concepts and theories in second language acquisition, and use them to create and test your own teaching materials.

Our course will help you to develop your skills in language teaching, curriculum design and materials writing. You’ll gain a solid foundation in many aspects of applied linguistics, and teaching skills that will meet the needs of language learners from different ethnic, educational and socio-economic backgrounds.

Through lectures and seminars, you’ll be introduced to the key concepts and theories of language teaching, materials development and second language acquisition. You’ll use this knowledge to create original materials for different purposes, teaching contexts and modes of delivery, like literary, audio and visual media. You’ll even have the chance to try them out in our University’s Language Services Unit.

While you’re studying with us in Cambridge, you’ll meet experts from educational institutions and publishing houses, such as Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press, who’ll be happy to talk to you about teaching methods and materials.

Throughout the course, you’ll also reflect critically on all aspects of your developing professional practice and discuss them with other students and experienced team of lecturers.

This course will prepare you to start, or further, your career many professions in the UK or internationally, including teaching English as a foreign/second language, materials writing, language consultancy, language curriculum design, language testing, teacher training and EFL/ESL publishing.

You’ll have the knowledge and skills to supply global publishers with high-quality materials for local English as a Foreign Language (EFL) markets, such as China, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Nigeria and Mexico. You’ll also be able to produce e-learning materials for the worldwide education and training industry.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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