Aston University

Aston University

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This programme provides an up-to-date framework, based on linguistic, social and intercultural awareness, for developing expertise and theoretical knowledge in the areas of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and translation studies. It will appeal to those who wish to embark on a career in TESOL and who also wish to acquire additional expertise in translation theory and practice. Students also have the opportunity to work towards Chartered Institute of Linguists Certification

Entry requirements

Normally a good UK Honours degree (minimum of an upper 2nd class) in English language, linguistics or a related discipline or an overseas degree recognised by Aston University. Applicants whose 1st language is not English must also have an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 7.0 in writing, and minimum 6.0 in listening, speaking and reading or equivalent.

Course modules

The following modules are currently available: methodology; course and materials design; educational management in TESOL; language variation and change; analysing spoken and written discourse; literary linguistics; grammar; lexis; introduction to corpus linguistics; teaching young learners.

Assessment methods

Assessment is on a credit accumulation basis and by written examination or extended essay, except for teaching practice where teaching performance will also be assessed.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning - 2 years
MSc Distance learning - 2 years
MSc Distance learning - 2 years
MSc Distance learning - 2 years
MSc Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

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