University of Bolton

University of Bolton

Policy and Practice in Basic Skills Education (English to Speakers of Other Languages)

The course examines the relationship between theories and practice of teaching English as a 2nd language; students learn about the latest developments in curriculum design and issues of sociolinguistics, ethnographic and social-physiological approaches to ESOL teaching and learning; they consider the wider issues that may have an impact on the teaching of ESOL, for example, the place of English in a changing global context; the effects of international political events; national trends; immigration policies and attitudes to integration, multiculturalism and cultural identification; students also look at issues relating to policies on further and adult education.

Entry requirements

At least an Upper 2nd Class Honours degree and a PGCE or equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English require a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, i.e. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bolton Bolton BL3 5AB North West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01204 903903