Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (PG Cert)

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 PG Certificates are part-time courses studied over a period of one to five years and 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.

Highlights

  • 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 in small groups and apply these through practical assessments and peer teaching sessions.

Teaching format

You will take four taught modules over the length of the programme, which are delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials and out-of-class activities.

In these modules, you will integrate theory and practice by discussing and critiquing theoretical concepts and frameworks, and then applying them through a range of practical assessments. Assessments will include:

  • written assignments
  • presentations
  • the development of teaching plans
  • observed teaching sessions.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see our website; some elements may be subject to change for 2020-2021 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,150
International students
EU: £3,150 Overseas: £6,470

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Students on a PG Certificate can complete their studies in a minimum of one year and a maximum of five years

Course contact details

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