University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other languages (TESOL) or TEFL provides varied and rich career opportunities, either abroad or in the UK working with bilingual learners from varied cultural backgrounds. The MA TESOL course is for people with some experience of English language teaching or training, and are seeking the opportunity to reflect on your practice and further develop it in the light of theories and recent research. The emphasis throughout this postgraduate TESOL course is on applying theory to practice and preparation for more senior responsibilities, such as curriculum and materials design. You will have the opportunity to observe and teach various language classes during the course and focus on practicalities of designing a course and developing your skills as a materials writer.

Entry requirements

You should be a graduate, or if a non-graduate, you will need proof of relevant experience. You must have at least 2 years experience of teaching English language to non-native speakers and preferably to adults. If English is not your 1st language you should be able to demonstrate a level of at least IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in each band) or equivalent. Full-time and part-time students choosing modules which have a placement component as part of the assessment process will need to provide evidence of a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (or its equivalent if you are an EU or international student). Full-time students wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the internship scheme will also need to provide evidence of a current enhanced DBS check (or its equivalent if you are an EU or international student)

Course modules

Modules include: Research methodology; Theory in Practice; Curriculum Design and Evaluation; Materials Design and Evaluation.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through coursework, including action research, practical planning tasks, written assignments and presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus, Newport Newport (Wales) NP20 2BP Wales

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