Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

University of Leeds · School of Education

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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree (hons) with a 2:1 or non-UK equivalent plus two years of relevant experience. We will consider applicants with alternative qualifications and experience on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for TESOL professionals, this programme will deepen your understanding of the foundations of TESOL while advancing your knowledge of specialist areas.

Led by academics who are experts in this field of study, you’ll explore how languages are learnt and how the English language is most effectively taught. You’ll consider how to analyse and describe the English language and examine different approaches to teaching the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. You’ll also consider the principles behind analysing a learner’s language proficiency and tracking their development.

The MEd in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages asks you to apply a practical, rather than theoretical, orientation to your final critical study. You will focus upon a professional issue within language education and apply ideas from your reading and a small-scale research study to find solutions to genuine English Language teaching problems.

You can also choose to specialise in particular aspects of TESOL by selecting from a range of optional modules available. For example, you may choose to focus on the use of ICT in TESOL, teacher education in TESOL, or TESOL for young learners, depending on your own interests and career aspirations.

Information for international students

Our English Language requirements are IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MEd
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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