Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Institution
University of St Andrews · English Language Teaching Centre
Qualifications
PGCert

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Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours degree in any discipline or significant professional or other relevant experience alongside evidence of prior alternative learning such as professional qualifications or certifications.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages gives students the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest, and study four modules which will be of relevance to their career, as part of their on-going professional development, and interact online with students in St Andrews and around the world.

The TESOL PG Cert is also available to study with a specialism in one of the following areas:

  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English Medium Instruction
  • Teaching Young Learners
  • Technology for Teaching

The PG Certificates are generally part-time courses studied over a period of one to two years but can, under certain circumstances be studied full-time over one semester. The courses are run by the International Education Institute. They are designed to be particularly useful to experienced English language teachers as part of their continuous professional development, as well as those considering a career in English language teaching.

All PG Cert students take four modules. If you choose to study for the PG Cert without a specialism, you choose any four modules to shape your studies and explore your own interests. If you choose to study for the PG Cert with a specialism in a particular field, you also take:

  • Action Research for Teachers.
  • The relevant module for your specialism.
  • Two other modules of your choice.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,300
International students
£6,790

There are a variety of funding options available for postgraduate students. For more details visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
International Education Institute
Email
ie@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2255