University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

**Why choose this course** Our MA TESOL is housed in the School of Literature and Languages, a highly-ranked academic school which is international both in composition and in outlook. Becoming a teacher of English as a second or foreign language gives you the chance to make meaningful connections across cultures and communities and open up valuable opportunities for others. We've combined our practical, intercultural and applied approach to language teaching with our expertise in linguistics to create a masters course that can help you realise your full potential. **What you will study** Studying for MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is the key to unlocking international career opportunities in a sector that is enjoying impressive sustained growth. We'll help you to master the main theories and principles of language learning and teaching so that you can apply them with confidence and imagination in your own teaching practice. A range of optional modules will allow you to specialise, while the dissertation will enable you to carry out in-depth research into a topic of particular interest to you. This course is a great complement to a teaching qualification, opening up opportunities to become an active member of the international academic and professional English language teaching community.

Entry requirements

MA: A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in English, Languages, or any subject where you've completed a degree in a different language to your native language, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. Candidates may be invited for interview, either in person or by Skype. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) DISSERTATION - Compulsory ELT MATERIALS: DESIGN AND EVALUATION - Optional LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODOLOGY - Compulsory PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY FOR TEACHERS - Compulsory RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES - Compulsory TEACHING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES - Optional TESTING AND ASSESSMENT IN ELT - Optional COMPUTER ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING - Optional CURRICULUM DESIGN - Compulsory ENGLISH GRAMMAR FOR TEACHERS - Compulsory SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LEARNING - Compulsory TEACHING INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION - Optional TEACHING YOUNG LEARNERS - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7 If you're studying this programme full time, you'll take three compulsory modules and one optional module each semester, and submit your dissertation in September of your first year. PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODOLOGY - Compulsory PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY FOR TEACHERS - Compulsory CURRICULUM DESIGN - Compulsory ENGLISH GRAMMAR FOR TEACHERS - Compulsory SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LEARNING - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 If you're studying this programme part time, you'll take four compulsory modules in your first year and two compulsory and two optional modules in your second year. You'll also have the option to submit your dissertation either at the end of the summer in your second year, or by the end of the summer in your third year. Year 2 (part-time) ELT MATERIALS: DESIGN AND EVALUATION - Optional RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES - Compulsory TEACHING ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES - Optional TESTING AND ASSESSMENT IN ELT - Optional COMPUTER ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING - Optional TEACHING INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION - Optional TEACHING YOUNG LEARNERS - Optional Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 If you're studying this programme part time, you'll take four compulsory modules in your first year and two compulsory and two optional modules in your second year. You'll also have the option to submit your dissertation either at the end of the summer in your second year, or by the end of the summer in your third year. Year 3 (part-time) DISSERTATION - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 3 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 If you're studying this programme part time, you'll take four compulsory modules in your first year and two compulsory and two optional modules in your second year. You'll also have the option to submit your dissertation either at the end of the summer in your second year, or by the end of the summer in your third year.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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