Durham University

Durham University

Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL)

The programme offers opportunities for experienced language teachers to develop careers in English language teaching. 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.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree (normally a UK 2.1 or equivalent) plus at least 2 years English language teaching experience.

Course modules

Core modules: language teaching methodology; second language acquisition: perspectives for teachers; basic research methods; language for teachers; advanced teaching practice: the reflective practitioner. Optional modules: advanced research methods; evaluation and assessment; teaching English for academic purposes; teacher training, development and education; world Englishes; English for specific purposes; ELT materials development and evaluation; discourse, texts and TESOL; English language teaching management; teaching young learners; pragmatics and the language classroom.; you can also choose to study an optional module offered to students across the university as 1 of a 4 options:; expert English; foreign language.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,100 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

Key information

English Language Centre
Telephone number: 
0191 334 2236