Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Distance)

Lancaster University · Linguistics and English Language

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, plus two years full-time teaching experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative web-based programme is designed for English language teachers with at least two years’ experience in the field. In the course you work together with fellow students from different parts of the world in a supportive online learning environment. The programme develops your understanding of classroom practice and allows you to focus both your coursework and dissertation on issues in your own educational context.

The course starts with an online orientation week in October. Modules are assessed by a variety of assignments, essays, recorded presentations and a dissertation.


· Classroom Language Assessment

· Curriculum Design and Teacher Development

· Second Language Acquisition

· Second Language Classroom Research

· Trends and Issues in Language Teaching Methodology

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in listening and speaking and at least 6.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,540 for whole programme
International students
£11,270 for whole programme

All applicants should consult http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/pgfunding/.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 593028