University of Leeds School of Education

University of Leeds

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

This programme is for experienced TESOL professionals, such as teachers, teacher trainers, language school directors, curriculum developers, inspectors, lecturers and materials writers; the programme considers how individuals learn languages, and analyses the English language through a consideration of TESOL methodology; the course also evaluates relevant pedagogical materials, procedures, and curricula for the provision and assessment of TESOL, and deepens awareness of current developments in TESOL pedagogy and theory around the world.

Entry requirements

Good 1st degree in a relevant discipline, in addition to 2 years relevant experience. Overseas candidates must meet specific requirements for English language.

Course modules

Core modules: Critical study; learning and teaching in TESOL; research methods in TESOL; optional modules: introduction to educational research methods and approaches to data collection; science education (teaching and learning); science education (curriculum and professional development); issues in information communication technology and education; learning with virtual worlds; design and evaluation of web-based learning environments; e-learning (principles and practices); lifelong learning in changing contexts; international educational management (developing leadership); international educational management (developing staff for institutional improvement); international educational management (developing financial and material resources); international educational management (effective development of policies and plans for change); mathematics (curriculum and assessment); learning and teaching mathematics; trends in research in mathematics education; special educational needs (principles and practice); special educational needs (international perspectives); developmental disorders 1 (dyslexia and developmental coordination disorder); developmental disorders 2 (attention deficit disorder and autistic spectrum disorder); teaching children with learning difficulties; teaching children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MEd Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 343 4550