Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Languages

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from candidates with a good UK honours degree in any subject, or an equivalent international, academic or professional qualification. However, candidates will be considered on their merits, as will people with non-traditional qualifications. Some teaching experience is desirable, but not essential provided applicants can show evidence of sustained interest in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Months of entry


Course content

On the MA TESOL you will be equipped with the skills essential to a career in one of the world’s fastest growing professions. The course is delivered by expert lecturers with many years of experience in English Foreign Language teaching and postgraduate supervision. Teaching is learner-centred, using the latest techniques. You will combine the study of theories, methods and materials with a detailed analysis of language and an awareness of practical research methods.

Features & benefits of the course

  • Study in a truly international environment. Recent courses have had students from Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Korea, Libya, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and Thailand.
  • Benefit from a strong focus on the practical realities of classroom teaching and learning, using a problem-solving approach.
  • Teaching is in small classes, allowing a good balance of individual, team and group work. You will have the opportunity to join in seminars involving discussion, debates, presentations, video-based activities, and practical research projects.
  • Receive guidance throughout your studies, including extensive support in the form of tutorials, feedback on assignments, writing and study skills sessions, dissertation workshops, study group feedback and personal consultations to help you make the most of your studies.
  • Extra support for academic writing available to all students through The Writing Project and also specifically for International students through Coaching for Academic English.

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Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12/24 months
part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
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