University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The course aims to develop critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice and to stimulate students to reflect on their own teaching; it also prepares students to conduct independent research into teaching and learning; there are 3 core areas of study: the language learner and language learning; applied linguistics for TESOL; developments in TESOL methodology; in addition, a range of options is offered, providing students with considerable freedom in selecting course components to suit their individual needs and interests; students are also encouraged to develop their own areas of interest through their dissertation research.

Entry requirements

Students would normally be expected to hold an Honours degree at 2.2 or above, or its international equivalent; students normally have a minimum of 9 months full-time classroom English language teaching experience (650 hours part-time equivalent); please note that teaching experience calculation should not include any teaching practicum taken as part of a course; applicants who have online teaching experience also need to show how their hours have been calculated, and provide written evidence from employers; consideration is also given if the student can demonstrate that their 1st degree included English language teaching methodology components, or that they have attended a substantial, approved TESOL methodology course and have a minimum of 2 months� full-time classroom English teaching experience (145 hours of part-time experience); if the student has relevant teaching experience, but no 1st degree, students can apply for non-standard entry; if English is not their 1st language, students must achieve an overall score on the IELTS test of at least 7.0, with no less than 6.5 in each element, or a TOEFL iBT score of 100 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Online study £ 5,920 per Whole course (home fees) 3 years
MA Online study £ 14,420 per Whole course (overseas fees) 3 years

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