Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Canterbury Christ Church University · English and Language Studies

Entry requirements

For the 'experience' route you will need to have a relevant Bachelor's degree at 2:2 or above; approximately one year's classroom teaching experience. For the 'non- experience' route you will need to have a relevant Bachelor's degree at 2:2 or above and proven language learning ability.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will help you obtain professional promotion to positions in TESOL where MA qualifications are necessary or desirable.

You will:

  • develop your teaching expertise and an understanding of many approaches to teaching English as a foreign, second or other language
  • become familiar with a wide range of literature about the field of teaching English
  • develop an ability to present an argument in an academic context
  • learn how to carry out research related to many aspects of TESOL

The course offers:

  • a taught first stage, the Postgraduate Diploma TESOL
  • a second dissertation stage with an individual tutor
  • a chance to exchange views about TESOL with international colleagues on ‘experience’ and ‘non- experience’ routes
  • a substantial core of modules and a variety of Elective modules
  • if you have appropriate qualifications, the chance to obtain TEFL Q status on the Teaching Practice module
  • an excellent combination of theory and practice

Information for international students

For both routes, if your mother tongue is not English you will need to have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Language Studies and Applied Linguistics