Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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

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 distance learning TESOL PG Certificates are part-time courses studied over a period of one to five years. They 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 distance learning 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.

Highlights

  • The programme, with two start dates (January and September), allows for flexible part-time study while working, but also provides plenty of opportunities for you to interact with both on-campus and other distance learning students.
  • Focus your studies in your particular area of interest and gain a better theoretical and practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing practitioners in the field.
  • Join experienced practitioners and scholars in the English language teaching community, with opportunities to be involved in ongoing professional development events and the annual English for Academic Purposes (EAP) conference.
  • Integrate theory and practice – discuss theoretical concepts and frameworks via online forums and webinars, and apply these through practical assessments and peer teaching sessions.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,000
International students
£3,000

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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