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

We usually require an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in TEFL/TESL or TESOL, English Language or another relevant subject (e.g. Linguistics, Translation Studies). Appropriate work experience will also be taken into consideration.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Are you interested in a career in English language teaching? Are you already an early-career teacher of English and want to advance your professional standing?

Our distinctive MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed for those with less than one year’s language teaching experience. We explore different approaches to the teaching and learning of English and study the close relationship between language teaching theory and practice. The programme encourages you to use the concepts and theories that you encounter during your course of study in your own classroom.

You will study five core modules:

  • Language Teaching Observation and Practice
  • Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Syllabus and Materials Design
  • Teaching and Learning Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

You will also choose one optional module from a wide range.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk