Taught course

English Language Teaching

University of Sussex · Sussex Language Institute

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in linguistics, English language or modern languages and include a significant linguistic component. Alternatively you should have a degree (or equivalent) in any subject, and substantial work experience (two years’ full-time or equivalent) in a language-related profession (for example language teacher, language support assistant or translator). You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for you if you’re an experienced language-teaching professional or have a language- and linguistics-based degree but little or no teaching experience.

Our options, seminars and teaching practice are tailored to reflect your previous experience and interests.

You’ll focus on the theoretical and practical issues that impact on the teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and English as a Second Language (TESL/TESOL).

You’ll develop your knowledge and critical understanding of current theories and research in language acquisition. And you’ll gain confidence in relating these to the practice of English language pedagogy.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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