The MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) offers you the opportunity to develop your essential teaching skills and professional knowledge. The course is designed to provide a thorough grounding in both the theory and practice of English language teaching.
This is a rigorous qualification which provides you with strong all-round skills development and up-to-date subject knowledge. It is highly valued by educational employers and will help to raise your profile when seeking to launch or advance your career as a language teaching professional.
This postgraduate degree will provide you with the basic practical skills you need to enter a language classroom with confidence and enhance your subject knowledge of the English language. You will develop your language teaching ability at a range of levels, in different cultural and institutional contexts. You will also have an opportunity to develop an understanding of professional issues related to English language teaching and learning.
We pride ourselves on the level of support we provide to our students. You will be supported by a personal tutor who, where possible, will remain with you throughout the course , and you will also have access to the full range of university support services. Participating in the learning activities and accessing the academic support services available to University of Leicester students will also help you develop your fluency and accuracy in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
The information included on this webpage is indicative of the courses provided by the University of Leicester. Due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website and Terms and Conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information before submitting an application.
2:2 or above in a relevant subject, or equivalent.
Some language teaching experience or previous teacher training to show your engagement with, and commitment to, teaching English as a second or foreign language.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with at least 6.0 in each component score. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Communicative Language Teaching in Action
Phonology and Pronunciation
Reflections on Language Teaching and Learning
Second Language Teaching
Second Language Learning
Option modules, choose two option modules from:
Continuing Professional Development for English Language Teachers
Language in Society
Corpus Approaches to Lexis
Language Testing and Assessment
Materials Design and Development
Psychological Issues in Language Learning
Dissertation or Professional Enquiry: In your third term you will undertake a dissertation or a professional enquiry in a subject of your choice. You will be supervised by a member of staff with expertise in your chosen area who will guide and support you.
The MA in TESOL provides you with a thorough grounding in key theoretical and practical issues relevant to the needs of professionals in an increasingly global and competitive field. Many of our graduates have secured initial teaching positions or taken on additional roles in existing positions in a wide range of teaching contexts.
Education CPD+ offers a range of professional development opportunities for practicing teachers, and we offer Masters courses with a focus on Learning and Teaching, Educational Leadership, TESOL and Applied Linguistics.
Our PhD and EdD opportunities are very popular with those wishing to pursue a particular research interest at doctoral level.
We are committed to training and developing outstanding teachers. We are proud to be able to support the career progression of so many teachers through the courses we offer, many of whom started their journey with us as PGCE students.
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