Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

University of Nottingham · Faculty of Arts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above (or international equivalent). If applicants have a first degree that does not include a focus on language teaching theory and methodology, they must have a minimum of 9 months full-time classroom English language teaching experience (650 hours of part-time experience). Please note that teaching experience calculation should not include any teaching practicum taken as part of a course.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

Are you a teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or working in a related profession

If so, are you:

  • keen to build on your existing knowledge and experience
  • interested in improving your career prospects
  • planning to take up a more senior position in your institution
  • interested in researching your own teaching or applying for a research degree (MPhil/PhD/EdD) after completing a masters programme
  • Our TESOL programme is designed to meet all these needs.

The programme aims to develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice and to stimulate you to reflect on your own teaching; it also prepares you to conduct independent research into teaching and learning. There are three core areas of study: 'the language learner and language learning', 'applied linguistics for TESOL' and 'developments in TESOL methodology'. In addition, a range of options are offered, providing you with considerable freedom in selecting course components to suit your individual needs and interests. We also encourage you to develop your own areas of interest through your dissertation research.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements; IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Education web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559