UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Students will explore the latest developments in the theory, policy and practice of TESOL, working with leading experts in the field and other MA students from around the world.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a 2.2 1st degree in a relevant subject (such as English, languages, education, linguistics). Applicants normally need at least 2 years' full-time language teaching experience or part-time equivalent post 1st degree. Applicants normally also have a teaching qualification although this is not an entry requirement.

Course modules

Core modules: fundamentals of second and foreign language teaching; sociolinguistics and sociocultural theory. Options: assessment: issues and practice; contemporary issues in English education; discourse society and culture; 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; language and identity; language development; language teacher identity and development; learning and teaching with technologies; literacy development; materials development for language teaching; perspectives on adult literacy, language and numeracy; second language acquisition; technology and education beyond the classroom; theoretical foundations of educational ideas; understanding specific learning difficulties (dyslexia).

Assessment methods

Teaching combines various forms, such as lectures, workshops, projects, student presentations, and student led discussions. Within sessions, students often engage in individual, pair and group task which are then fed back to the leanly. Assessment is by coursework and presentation. Various coursework types are used as appropriate to the module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 15,525 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MA Variable - 4 years

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