Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The programme develops confident, well informed, resourceful language teaching practitioners who are capable of designing and teaching comprehensive language programmes. At the same time students extend their own knowledge base by engaging in independent research into their own practice and setting.

Course modules

Semester 1: theory and practice of TESOL and language analysis for TESOL; semester 2; TESOL theories of learning and teaching in 2nd language learning and teaching; semester 3; dissertation (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Both formative and summative assessment is built into each core module with no written examinations utilised. Summative assessment takes the form of a portfolio of tasks which may include oral presentations, reflection on module learning and teaching practice, essays and analysis tasks. All summative assessment is supported by formative work during the module which includes discussions with tutors and colleagues, feedback on presentations and assignment drafts, journal reflections and class activities.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2017 - 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2017 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2017 - 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2017 - 18 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time October 2017 - 6 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2017 - 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newton Park Campus BA2 9BN South West

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