Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is intended for those interested in a career in English language teaching and for teachers of English who wish to upgrade their professional standing. On the programme, we explore different approaches to the teaching and learning of English and study the close relationship between language teaching theory and practice.

You will study four core modules:

  • Introduction to Language
  • Syllabus and Materials Design
  • Second Language Teaching and Learning
  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

You will also choose three optional modules from a wide range (see module information below) and complete the programme with a 15,000-word dissertation.

You will do a total of six assessed pieces of coursework over the year. For assessment purposes, one of the modules you take during the spring term will be ‘linked’ with the Research Methods module – that is, you will produce a piece of work in the field covered by that module, but with a particular focus on research methods.

This programme can be studied full-time over one year (finishing in September 2015), or part-time over 15 months (finishing in December 2015). The full-time mode requires attendance at classes during the autumn and spring semesters, with six months to complete your dissertation. The part-time mode also requires full-time attendance at classes during the autumn and spring semesters (amounting to approximately 14 hours a week) and you will then have nine months to complete your dissertation on a flexible part-time basis.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Information for international students

International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,200 FT - £970 PT (per module), £2,910 (dissertation) DL only
International students
£15,540 FT - £970 PT (per module), £2,910 (dissertation) DL only

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Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005