University of Hull

University of Hull

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed primarily for language graduates, or those with either a teaching qualification or experience. It is ideal if you want to acquire an in-depth knowledge of English and how to teach it, and to explore new developments in language teaching and the use of technology in the classroom. Key features include the theory, research and practical aspects of language teaching through observation, reflection and practice. The MA in TESOL at Hull is unusual in that we include a practical teaching component, with observed classroom practice an integral part of the course. As such, newcomers to teaching and experienced classroom practitioners alike can explore the role of a language teacher in the modern world. You will be able to explore innovative language learning and teaching, using a range of technologies in the classroom and online. Our Language Learning Centre hosts a wealth of material on campus, including a library of audio and visual resources and teaching rooms equipped with the latest technology. You will have the opportunity to combine TESOL with Translation Studies, either with the emphasis on TESOL or Translation Studies, selecting modules from each programme. You can develop advanced academic English language skills and research techniques in the dissertation module seminar series.

Entry requirements

A minumum of a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in relevant subject or appropriate experience in professional environment. International applicants - Competence in English is required for international students. For example: IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.

Course modules

The central themes of the programme engage with theoretical and practical teaching issues. You follow introductory modules in Semester 1. In Semester 2, you have the opportunity to enhance your practical teaching skills and look at innovative approaches to teaching, building on theoretical expertise developed in the first semester. In Semester 3, you undertake a 15,000-word dissertation.;

Core modules:;
Second Language Acquisition (Semester 1);
Systems of the English Language (Semester 1);
Approaches to English Language and Teaching (Semester 2);
Dissertation (Semester 3);
Postgraduate English for Academic Purposes (core for overseas applicants who do not have 7.0 IELTS);

Optional modules:;
Optional modules cover: EFL/ESOL exams and testing; lexical approaches in language learning; new technologies in language learning/teaching; and teaching English for specific purposes.

Assessment methods

The primary methods are by essays and continuous assessment, followed by a 15,000-word dissertation for the Masters stage of the programme.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

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