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English graduates are not necessarily destined to become English teachers, there are a vast range of employers who would equally value an English degree.

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other languages) degrees provide students with the skills required to teach English in a classroom setting. TESOL courses/qualifications may also be integrated in certain degrees.

Terms within TESOL

TEFL course: Teaching English as Foreign Language: eg. 100 contact hours, plus 6 hours of assessed teaching practice

TESL course: Teaching English as Second Language

 

Potential employers:

• British Council

• International House

• Secondary School

• Primary School

• BBC


For students who want to be an English teacher: Universities such as the University of Manchester offer different pathways:

• MA TESOL (Intercultural Education)

• MA TESOL (Teacher Education)

• MA TESOL (Educational Technology)


Students may also take a TESOL course under different exam boards. The two most internationally recognised qualifications are the Cambridge Celta and the Trinity CertTesol. These are the two courses most employers know and prefer. Other four-week "equivalent" courses, with similar course content, duration and hours of teaching practice are also viable options.


Fun facts about English/TESOL

Fancy being part of an alumni of famous English graduates? Quite a few celebrities studied English, and consolidated their careers with the excellent communication skills they gained at university:

• Emma Watson

• Stephen Fry

• James Franco

• Joan Rivers

• Jodie Foster


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MA Applied Linguistics for TESOL

Details Tuition: £16,500 Start Month: October
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Durham University

MA Applied Linguistics for TESOL

Programme Description:

The programme is designed for anyone with an interest in the wider aspects of teaching English as a foreign language, combining innovative classroom practices with an understanding of issues such as language structure and research methodology.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£16,500
Duration:12 Months Start Month: October
Modules Include:

Basic Research Methods (non-credit bearing)

Advanced Teaching Practice: The Reflective Practitioner

Language for Teachers

Language Teaching Methodology

Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives for Teachers

Advanced Research Methods

English for Specific Purposes

ELT Management

ELT Materials Development and Evaluation

Evaluation and Assessment

Discourse, Texts and TESOL

Pragmatics and the Language Classroom

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Teacher Training, Development and Education

Teaching Young Learners

World Englishes


Application Fee: £0.00

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MA TESOL

Details Tuition: £16,500 Start Month: October
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Durham University

MA TESOL

Programme Description:

The English Language Centre's MA TESOL programme offers excellent opportunities to develop careers in English language teaching for inexperienced teachers or for those starting out in the field. The programme is designed for anyone with an interest in the wider aspects of teaching English as a foreign language, combining innovative classroom practices with an understanding of issues such as language structure and research methodology.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£16,500
Duration:12 Months Start Month: October
Modules Include:

Basic Research Methods

Language for Teachers

Language Teaching Methods and Practice

Fundamentals in ELT.

World Englishes

English for Specific Purposes

ELT Materials Development and Evaluation

Discourse Texts and TESOL

Language Teaching Methodology

Advanced Research Methods

Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives for Teachers

Evaluation and Assessment

Teaching Young Learners

Pragmatics and the Language Classroom.


Application Fee: £0.00

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MA TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Details Tuition: £15,525 Start Month: Oct. | Jan.
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University College London

MA TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Programme Description:

This masters degree will: explore the latest developments in the theory, policy and practice of TESOL, second/foreign language education and applied linguistics deepen your understanding of key concepts and ideas related to second/foreign language teaching develop your ability to select, design and evaluate second/foreign language teaching materials and procedures This masters degree provides the opportunity to: discuss and debate issues related to TESOL and applied linguistics with UCL Institute of Education (IOE) staff and MA students from around the world. work with leading researchers from the UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics reflect on your own professional work in the light of current theory and research in TESOL and applied linguistics become part of one of the oldest and most well-known centres for English Language teacher development in the world study on campus, by distance or in mixed mode.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£15,525
Duration:12 Months Start Month: Oct. | Jan.
Modules Include:

Dissertation LINE Cluster

Fundamentals Of Second And Foreign Language Teaching

Sociolinguistics And Sociocultural Theory

Assessment: Issues and Practice

Contemporary Issues In English Education

Early Childhood Education

Education and Development in Asia

Education And International Development: Concepts, Theories And Issues

Education Traditions And Systems In Europe

English In Diverse World Contexts

Internet Cultures: Theory And Practice


Application Fee: £50.00

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MA TESOL Studies

Details Tuition: £14,000 Start Month: September
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University of Leeds

MA TESOL Studies

Programme Description:

MA TESOL Studies is a one year full-time, or two years part-time, programme for people that wish to follow an MA programme in the field of TESOL, but have very little, or no experience, of teaching. Our programme is particularly suitable for recent graduates with a BA degree in English language, linguistics or education, or people with some informal, or part-time, teaching experience as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£14,000
Duration:12 Months Start Month: September
Modules Include:

Analysing Language

Analysing Language Learning

Analysing Language Teaching

Language Teaching Methodology

Dissertation/Portfolio

Theorizing Childhood and Youth

Research with Children and Young People

On-screen, off-screen: children's creativity and cultures

Children, Young People and Literacies

Children and young people: citizenship, participation and social justice

Learning and Teaching Vocabulary

Grammar Learning and Teaching

Teaching Academic English

Corpus Linguistics in the Classroom

Tasks and Materials for TESOL

Assessing Language Learning

Teaching Languages to Young Learners


Application Fee: £0.00

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MA Teaching English for Academic Purposes

Details Tuition: £14,000 Start Month: September
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University of Leeds

MA Teaching English for Academic Purposes

Programme Description:

MA Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) is a one year full-time, or two years part-time, programme for experienced language professionals that wish to develop an understanding of the teaching and learning of English for specific academic contexts.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£14,000
Duration:12 Months Start Month: September
Modules Include:

Critical Study/Dissertation

Learning and Teaching in TESOL

Investigating Language for TESOL

Teaching Academic English

Corpus Linguistics in the Classroom

Directed Study in Education

The Practice of Supporting Language Teacher Learning

Learning and Teaching Vocabulary

Grammar, Learning and Teaching

Teacher Education for TESOL

Materials Development for TESOL


Application Fee: £0.00

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MA TESOL

Details Tuition: £14,000 Start Month: September
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University of Leeds

MA TESOL

Programme Description:

MA TESOL is a one year full-time, or two years part-time, programme for experienced TESOL professionals, such as teachers, teacher trainers, language school directors, curriculum developers, inspectors, lecturers and materials writers.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£14,000
Duration:12 Months Start Month: September
Modules Include:

Learning and Teaching in TESOL

Investigating Language for TESOL

Research Methods for TESOL

Critical Study/Dissertation

Assessing Language Learning

Corpus Linguistics in the Classroom

Directed Study in Education

Grammar Learning and Teaching

Learning and Teaching Vocabulary

Materials Development for TESOL

Teaching Academic English

Teacher Education for TESOL

Teaching Languages to Young Learners

Technology-enhanced Language Teaching

The Practice of Supporting Language Teacher Learning

The TESOL Curriculum and TESOL Change


Application Fee: £0.00

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MA TESOL Teacher Education

Details Tuition: £14,000 Start Month: September
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University of Leeds

MA TESOL Teacher Education

Programme Description:

The MA TESOL Teacher Education is a one year full-time, or two years part-time, programme for professionals involved in TESOL teacher education. This can include experienced teachers, teacher-trainers, mentors, supervisors or other people in charge of staff development.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£14,000
Duration:12 Months Start Month: September
Modules Include:

Critical Study/Dissertation

The Practice of Supporting Language Teacher Learning

Learning and Teaching in TESOL

Investigating Language for TESOL

Research Methods for TESOL

Teacher Education for TESOL

Directed Study in Education 1

Technology-enhanced Language Teaching

Learning and Teaching Vocabulary

Grammar, Learning and Teaching

Teaching Academic English

Corpus Linguistics in the Classroom

The TESOL curriculum and TESOL change

Assessing Language Learning

Materials Development for TESOL


Application Fee: £0.00

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MA TESOL and ICT

Details Tuition: £14,000 Start Month: September
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University of Leeds

MA TESOL and ICT

Programme Description:

MA TESOL and ICT is a one year full-time, or two years part-time, programme for experienced professionals that wish to use information and communications technology to facilitate TESOL learning and teaching. Our programme is particularly suitable for teachers, teacher trainers, language school directors, curriculum developers, inspectors, lecturers and materials writers that want a deeper understanding of the theoretical background, practices and research in both TESOL and ICT.

Type:MA(Full-Time) Tuition:£14,000
Duration:12 Months Start Month: September
Modules Include:

Critical Study/Dissertation

Learning and Teaching in TESOL

Investigating Language for TESOL

Design and Evaluation of Web-based Learning Environments

Digital Learning in Practice

Technology Enhanced Language Learning


Application Fee: £0.00

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