Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Institution
University of Essex · Faculty of Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2.2 degree (or international equivalent) in the following disciplines: English Language Studies, English Language and Literature, Teaching(English), Linguistics, Modern Languages.

We will also consider applicants with a degree in an unrelated area but which contains a substantial element of English language, language education, linguistics, language studies or language teaching, or who can demonstrate a personal or professional interest or expertise in English and/or English language teaching.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This is a Masters course that can take you into employment anywhere in the world.

If you are enthusiastic about teaching English to speakers of other languages, then our course offers you vocationally-relevant, research-led training of the highest quality, taught by academics known for their teaching excellence.

You explore teaching methods and the description of English used in the investigation of language learning and teaching, and study additional topics according to your needs. These might include:

  • How second language learners acquire the four skills as well as language systems
  • How the four skills, vocabulary and grammar can be taught
  • How language learning can be assessed and tested
  • How different aspects of the psychology of language learners and teachers influence learning and classroom practice
  • How language lessons are planned, how materials are evaluated and designed, and how language classrooms can be managed
  • You also gain hands-on teaching experience through our Teaching Practice I and Teaching Practice II modules.


Whether you have no prior teaching experience or are already an English language teacher, this course can be adapted to suit you. If you have little or no previous teaching experience, you receive ‘hands on’ teaching practice throughout our teaching practice modules, while if you already have more than two year’s full-time teaching experience, you can undertake specialist study through our reflective practitioner options instead.

You'll be part of our Centre for Research in Language Development throughout the Lifespan (LaDeLi), a unique research centre specialising in all aspects of language learning and development.

We are a leading UK university for language and linguistics research (REF 2014), a place where talented students become part of an academic community in which the majority of research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014). We're also ranked 13th in the UK for Linguistics in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2020).

If you want a global outlook, are interested in human communication, and want to study for a degree with real-world practical value in a world-class department, welcome to Essex.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5 except for 6.0 in writing.

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website.

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
International Academy
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872217