A 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or appropriate experience in the professional environment.
Months of entry
The MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed primarily for language graduates, or those with either a teaching qualification or experience. It is ideal if you want to acquire an in-depth knowledge of English and how to teach it, and to explore new developments in language teaching and the use of technology in the classroom.
Key features include the theory, research and practical aspects of language teaching through observation, reflection and practice. The MA in TESOL at Hull is unusual in that we include a practical teaching component, with observed classroom practice an integral part of the course. As such, newcomers to teaching and experienced classroom practitioners alike can explore the role of a language teacher in the modern world.
You will be able to explore innovative language learning and teaching, using a range of technologies in the classroom and online. Our Language Learning Centre hosts a wealth of material on campus, including a library of audio and visual resources and teaching rooms equipped with the latest technology.
You will have the opportunity to combine TESOL with Translation Studies, either with the emphasis on TESOL or Translation Studies, selecting modules from each programme.
You can develop advanced academic English language skills and research techniques in the dissertation module seminar series.
Information for international students
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.
This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.
If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.
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Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
The central themes of the programme engage with theoretical and practical teaching issues. You follow introductory modules in Semester 1. In Semester 2, you have the opportunity to enhance your practical teaching skills and look at innovative approaches to teaching, building on theoretical expertise developed in the first semester. In Semester 3, you undertake a 15,000-word dissertation. Optional modules cover: EFL/ESOL exams and testing; lexical approaches in language learning; new technologies in language learning/teaching; and teaching English for specific purposes. Assessment The primary methods are by essays and continuous assessment, followed by a 15,000-word dissertation for the Masters stage of the programme. MA in TESOL with Translation Studies If you want to acquire an in-depth knowledge of English and how to teach it, but would like the added employability from understanding translation theories and practice, the MA in TESOL with Translation Studies offers a distinct pathway. This combined course enables you to study modules in line with your future career. You will major in and study the same core modules as the straight TESOL Masters, but can choose from a variety of translation studies modules as options. Core modules Second Language Acquisition (Semester 1) Systems of the English Language (Semester 1) Approaches to English Language and Teaching (Semester 2) Dissertation Postgraduate English for Academic Purposes (core for overseas applicants who do not have 7.0 IELTS)
Course contact details
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