Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Aston University · School of Languages and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

October, April

Course content

Our Masters programmes in TESOL by distance learning are designed to meet the academic and professional needs of experienced teachers of English to speakers of other languages.

The course offers you a flexible and situated learning experience which is both academically rigorous and professionally rewarding. Once completed, you should have a firm grasp of key issues in the field of TESOL and be thoroughly acquainted with the literature. You will be able to make informed decisions on any aspect of TESOL and to support these with reasoned argument.

We offer four strands to allow you to structure your Masters programme as effectively as possible and to ensure that your studies provide the required knowledge and skills to enable you to excel in your area of expertise. Each strand has a core module which you must successfully complete in order to be considered for the named award. Your dissertation must be focused on an area pertinent to the named award.

The four stands and their core modules are:

  • MSc TESOL (Core module: Methodology and Grammar)
  • MSc TESP (Core module: Course and Syllabus Design and Corpus Linguistics)
  • MSc TEYL (Core module: Teaching Young Learners and Lexis)
  • MSc EMT (Core module: Education Management and Analysing Spoken and Written Discourse)

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 - 60 months

Course contact details

LSS Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)121 204 3762