University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This course is for UK and international graduates with no or limited professional teaching experience planning a career in English language teaching. You'll develop your understanding of English language classroom practice from an international perspective, including lesson planning, development of learning resources and teaching and assessment methods, all of which prepares you for teaching across the globe. You'll also have the opportunity to develop research and evaluation skills and learn how to apply these to a range of professional contexts. You'll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we've been ranked top five in the Guardian Guide for Education for the sixth year running. You'll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment. Interim Awards You can gain interim awards at Postgraduate Certificate level or Postgraduate Diploma level during your studies. Should you decide to leave the course early you may be awarded one of these awards.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 or above) in English, humanities or in a foreign language. Applicants whose 1st language or language of instruction is not English will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.

Course modules

The course provides a grounding in the theory and practice of teaching English as a second or foreign language. You'll develop a core knowledge of the structure and meaning of English as a medium of communication and analyse the role of English from a social and cultural perspective. You'll also develop your knowledge of research design and language analysis.Core modules: language awareness for TESOL/TESP; second language learning; TESOL/TESP methodology; TESOL and young learners. Option modules: materials development for TESOL; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Adapting to life in a new country can be both exciting and challenging. At the start of the course new students will take part in an induction programme where you'll be introduced to your tutors and find out more about the course aims and learning outcomes, together with the assessment procedures and University's support mechanisms. You'll receive training from the Academic Librarian on information and research skills and about electronic methods of accessing library facilities for Masters' students. Throughout the course you'll experience a variety of teaching and learning techniques including lectures, seminars, group and individual tutorials. Face-to-face and online modes of communication will assist you in the assessment process and achievement of the learning outcomes. A number of assessment methods may be used on the course, including essays, poster presentations, lesson plans, microteaching, case studies and materials development. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course. Feedback is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks - unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results. Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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