University of Reading

University of Reading

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

* Leading programme from globally recognised centre for applied linguistics * Suitable for graduates already working or just starting a career in the field of English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL) * Connects theory with practice and develops teaching expertise * Taught by experts, providing thorough and critical knowledge of the field * Offers flexibility and choice, using small-group teaching, to suit your individual needs and experiences * Deepen your specialist knowledge and skills in TESOL and related linguistic areas This master's programme is designed for candidates who wish to develop and deepen knowledge and skills in TESOL and related linguistic areas. Those interested in English language teaching in a broader educational context should apply to MA in Education (English Language Teaching pathway). **English Language and Applied Linguistics at Reading** Study a subject with global relevance at a Department known as a centre of excellence in TESOL and applied linguistics worldwide. With 1,300 graduates in more than 40 countries pursuing careers in education, governmental and industry-related fields at all levels, the University's long-established MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is dedicated to building expertise in the field. Our postgraduate programmes promote intellectual rigour, imaginative insight and critical awareness, and develop professionals who are thoughtful practitioners. They are flexibly delivered to suit individual needs, and all modules are carefully designed to connect theory to practice. Specialist tracks are available for those with and without teaching experience. You can choose either dissertation or portfolio tracks, and pick from an exceptionally wide range of core and optional modules. Both independence and interactional competence are promoted through our mix of lectures, small-class seminars and blended online support. Our Department supplements University pastoral care with individual personal tutor support and academic study skills training. Located on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, our specialist facilities include outstanding library collections in TESOL/applied linguistics, a self-access language learning centre, and access to corpus facilities.

Entry requirements

MA: You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) as well as a minimum of one year's relevant work experience. Those with other qualifications and who might not have a year's work experience may also be considered for entry. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Second language learning principles * Language curriculum design * Teaching English to young learners * Language testing principles * Issues in Bilingualism **Compulsory:** **LSMSL Second Language Learning Principles** **LSMFLS Foundations of Language Study** **LSMRDM Research Design Methods** **LSMAPAL Academic Practices in Applied Linguistics** **_Dissertation track:_** **LSMLCL Language Curriculum Design** **LSMDIS Dissertation** **_Portfolio track:_** **LSMDIP Language Teaching Portfolio** **LSMLST Issues in Language Skills Teaching** **Optional:** **LSMADA Approaches to Discourse Analysis** **LSMCBL Corpus-based approaches to language description** **LSMVO The Teaching and Learning of Vocabulary** **LSMEW English in the World** **LSMTP Language Testing Principles** **LSMYL Teaching Young Learners** **LSMIT Information Technology for Language Teaching** **LSMIB Issues in Bilingualism** **LSMLMG Language and Migration**"


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 7,360 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2018 15,650 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

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