University of Essex

University of Essex

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This course is aimed at teachers of English as a Foreign Language at secondary level and above, offering an opportunity to update and extend knowledge of current concepts and theories relating to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages methodology and practice. There is a strong emphasis on the practical application of theory within an expanding global teaching environment, and this is reflected in the design of course tasks and activities. This course is particularly attractive to practising teachers who are unable to leave employment for a full-time course as the content of each term can be accumulated towards the full Masters award. Students can progress from a Postgraduate Certificate to Postgraduate Diploma to Masters.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 with 6 in writing or TOEFL iBT 88.

Course modules

Core modules: Assignment writing and dissertation preparation; description of language for TEFL/ELT and applied linguistics; language learning; research methods 1; research methods 2; dissertation. Optional modules include: Advanced English language teaching 1; advanced English language teaching 2; advanced teaching practice 1; foundations of computer assisted language learning; graduate research assignment; individual differences in l2 learning; introduction to English language teaching methodology 1; introduction to English language teaching methodology 2; introduction to teaching English for academic purposes; literature and language teaching; materials design and evaluation; 2nd language vocabulary (learning, teaching and use); sociolinguistics for teachers of ESOL; teaching English for specific purposes; teaching English to young learners (principles and practice); teaching practice 1; teaching, listening and speaking; the role of age in bilingual development; topics in the psychology of language learning and teaching; advanced English language teaching 2; foundations of computer assisted language learning; graduate research assignment; individual differences in l2 learning; introduction to English language teaching methodology 1; introduction to English language teaching methodology 2; introduction to teaching English for academic purposes; literature and language teaching; materials design and evaluation; 2nd language vocabulary (learning, teaching and use); sociolinguistics for teachers of ESOL; teaching English for specific purposes; teaching English to young learners (principles and practice); teaching practice 2; teaching, listening and speaking; the role of age in bilingual development; topics in the psychology of language learning and teaching.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,950 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,475 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
Professional Certificate Full-time October 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

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Graduate Administrator, International Academy
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