You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Those with other qualifications and relevant work experience may also be considered for entry.
Months of entry
* Ideal for graduates wishing to develop a career in the language-related industries
* Taught by experts, providing current and critical knowledge of applied linguistics
* Provides training in established and cutting-edge research methodologies
* Connects theory with practice in real-world settings
* Offers flexibility and choice, using small-group teaching, to suit individual needs and academic interests
About the Department
English Language and Applied Linguistics at Reading
Study a subject with global relevance at a Department known as a centre of excellence in TESOL and applied linguistics worldwide.
With 1,300 graduates in more than 40 countries pursuing careers in education, governmental and industry-related fields at all levels, the University’s long-established MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is dedicated to building expertise in the field.
Our postgraduate programmes promote intellectual rigour, imaginative insight and critical awareness, and develop professionals who are thoughtful practitioners. They are flexibly delivered to suit individual needs, and all modules are carefully designed to connect theory to practice.
Specialist tracks are available for those with and without teaching experience. You can choose either dissertation or portfolio tracks, and pick from an exceptionally wide range of core and optional modules.
Both independence and interactional competence are promoted through our mix of lectures, small-class seminars and blended online support. Our Department supplements University pastoral care with individual personal tutor support and academic study skills training.
Located on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, our specialist facilities include outstanding library collections in TESOL/applied linguistics, a self-access language learning centre, and access to corpus facilities.
Information for international students
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Global Recruitment Team