School of Education

University of Manchester

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The course aims to enable experienced practitioners to: further their careers with regard to obtaining positions of seniority, embed practice within a research dimension, contribute to the professional development of other teachers, and act in advisory capacities to teaching and associated agencies.

Entry requirements

A degree in a relevant subject; initial teaching qualification; 3 years' relevant teaching experience; those whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 600/250.

Course modules

Modules include: Methods and techniques in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL); language learning and technology; multimedia and course ware development; online teaching and learning; developing researcher competence. Optional modules: psychology of language learning; language education as intercultural practice; course design for language teachers; the education of language teachers.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written assignments and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 27 months
MA Distance learning - 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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