University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Students study the theory and practice of language teaching to those students with little previous experience of teaching English.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 Honours degree (GPA 3.0 or above) plus evidence of commitment to teaching English as a 2nd or foreign language (eg through short-term employment as a language teacher, or higher education courses in applied linguistics or language education, preferably with associated teaching practice or internship); those who are not native speakers of English need to have a proficiency level equivalent to GCSE Grade C, IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575 paper/IBT90 (including a minimum of 4.0 in the TWE); Cambridge Proficiency Grade C or above; a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in each of the 4 skills is required.

Course modules

Modules include: language teaching in action: principles and practice; second language teaching and learning; description of English: grammar awareness, phonology and pronunciation teaching; professional enquiry in TESOL or a dissertation.

Assessment methods

On campus teaching is seminar-based, with tutorial support. Assessment is through written assignments and some tests, presentations and project work, depending on the module. Students are encouraged to develop their transferable skills, including IT and oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

School of Education
Telephone number: 
0116 252 3674