University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with Dyslexia (SpLD)

If you are a graduate, and interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages, but have done little or no teaching, this course is made for you. Our aim is to engage you in the academic and professional study of TESOL so that you emerge with the capacity to operate with considerable expertise. Our course tutors are well qualified and experienced and have a strong track record in running successful courses for language learners and pre-service and in-service teachers in the UK and abroad. Sessions are task-based and interactive, building on the individual experiences and needs of our students. First we put language teaching into its theoretical and cultural context. This gives you the principles and the framework that you need before you can understand, evaluate and construct aspects of pedagogic theory, practice and research in different professional settings. Alongside this, 2 more modules provide a sound, up-to-date coverage of theories of language and language learning.

Entry requirements

Candidates are normally required to have a good 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree, preferably in a language or a subject related to language or education; non-graduates may exceptionally be admitted if they have a diploma-level teaching qualification or equivalent in-service teaching qualifications, or appropriate professional experience. All entrants must meet English language proficiency standards - grade C in GCSE English (or equivalent) or a minimum overall band of 6.5 on the IELTS test, with no sub-test band below 6, or TOEFL paper-based test 580, computer-based test 240, TWE 4.5. Teaching experience is not essential, but it will be useful if you can show that: you have familiarised yourself with the field of English language teaching; you are aware of what an academic TESOL programme will consist of and can demonstrate your capacity to handle this kind of study; your reasons for doing the course are focused.

Course modules

Modules include: Language teaching, cultures and contexts; investigating language for TESOL; language learning and the learner; inclusive language teaching; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on essays, case studies, materials design, peer teaching and lesson planning.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster Campus Lancaster LA1 3JD North West

Key information

Course Enquiry Centre
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