Taught course

TESOL: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Education
Qualifications
MEd

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in English, education or similar subject OR 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in a different subject and teaching qualification, such as CELTA. 2 years’ relevant work experience is required in addition to these qualifications. We can consider applications from graduates from other fields who have substantial TESOL experience and an evidenced commitment to professional development.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is for those who wish to further their own knowledge and skills in this field. It provides a special emphasis on how theory relates to practice.

Why Glasgow

  • This programme allows you to extend and enhance your career and build on your previous English language teaching experience.
  • You will be given the opportunity to build on your professional experience through further investigation of the links between theory, practice and current research. This is achieved through classroom observation, micro-teaching opportunities, collaborative learning and contextualised assessment.
  • This interdisciplinary programme draws on the combined expertise of the School of Education and the long established English for Academic Study Unit (School of Modern Languages and Cultures). This enables us to embed our extensive professional and research experience in the areas of language teaching and research.
  • If you are looking for the necessary skills and knowledge to begin your career teaching English to speakers of other languages, you should consider the MSc TESOL.

Programme Structure

You will take three core and three optional courses and undertake a supervised research dissertation on an issue relevant to your area of interest.

Core courses

  • Language learning and applications to the classroom
  • Descriptions of language and applications to the classroom
  • Introduction to educational and social research.

Optional courses may include

  • Advanced educational research
  • Course design and practice in English Language Teaching
  • Developing literacy
  • Educational management and leadership
  • Highly able pupils
  • Language proficiency assessment and feedback
  • Modern educational thought
  • Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Teaching English for academic purposes
  • Which English? Sociolinguistics and language teaching.

Career prospects

Career opportunities include positions as an English language teacher, course designer, test designer, course director and teacher educator.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £7,650
International students
Full time: EU £7,650 Non EU £16,650

Qualification and course duration

MEd

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Julie McAdam
Email
Julie.E.McAdam@glasgow.ac.uk