University of Essex

University of Essex

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

For those students who intend to become a professional teacher of English but have little or no prior teaching experience, then our course offers a vocationally-relevant training through teaching practice that allows our students to plan, execute and reflect on real teaching. Our core module, in both terms, is on materials and methods of language teaching together with practice of teaching real classes; at least 20 other ELT/TESOL modules are normally available as options; unlike our other courses, this course can only accommodate a limited number of students, so early application is advisable.

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, class tests and practical testing.

Sponsorship information

Some research council funding and University of Essex scholarships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 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 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

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Department of Language and Linguistics
Telephone number: 
01206 872719