University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The Diploma in TESOL at the University of Brighton is a postgraduate professional qualification for experienced English language teachers wanting to develop their practice and understanding of English Language Teaching (ELT). It is part of the School of Humanities ELTEP (English Language Teacher Education Programme) suite of courses, which includes the TESOL MA. Students wanting to go on to the MA after the Diploma can be accredited for previous study. The Diploma in TESOL combines assessed teaching practice with academic study into aspects of language teaching and learning such as ELT methodology, use of technologies, materials, language analysis and exploration and second language acquisition. A key component of the Diploma in TESOL is the development of teaching practitioners´┐Ż reflective ability. Our aim is to help teachers deepen their understanding about their own professional practice and this is integrated throughout the course.

Entry requirements

Degree and/or experience: applicants should be an experienced 2nd language teacher, usually with more than 2 years of teaching experience. Places are normally given to those who have a good 1st degree and a high standard of spoken and written English. It is also an advantage to have some form of initial teaching qualification.English language requirements:IELTS 6.5 overall, with no significant weaknesses in any area of the test.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Diploma Full-time - 1 years
Diploma Part-time - 2 years

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