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Language Teaching/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MA)


Birkbeck, University of London    Department of Languages, Cultures and Applied Linguistics

Full time & Part time October PGDip, MA, PGCert 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

About the course

Birkbeck's specialist course in language teaching/teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) is ideal if you wish to progress to a more senior or specialised position in language teaching. You will already have experience of teaching second or foreign languages, or a strong academic background in a relevant subject and an interest in the theory and practice of language teaching.

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Entry Requirements

Usually at least a second-class honours degree (2:2) or above, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject and/or relevant professional training and language teaching experience. An interview may be required. A short admissions task of no more than 500 words may also be requested, to support your application.

You must provide two references, at least one of which should be an academic reference.

If you have been awarded the Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA) in the last five years, you may apply for credit for one option module (please indicate this in your application).



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Scholarships

Applications are invited for one 'Postgraduate Taught' Bursary worth £6,000, to be awarded to a candidate with an outstanding academic record who shows high potential for strong performance on one of the School's 'Postgraduate Taught' programmes.

This competition is open to new Home/EU and International students who are applying for either a full-time or part-time MA/MSc place in the departments listed below; the competition is also open to students who are applying to the Department of Philosophy and the degree of M.Phil. Stud. Philosophy.

This £6,000 award is in the form of a bursary (i.e., there is no 'fee waiver' but the bursary may be used towards payment of fees). If awarded to a part-time student, the bursary will be paid for two years of PGT study.

Please note that in order to apply for funding you must also complete an application for a place at Birkbeck on an MA/MSc programme within the School of SSHP or the MPhil. Stud. in the Department of Philosophy, either before or at the same time as applying for funding.

Prospective students

Candidates will be expected to fulfil similar academic criteria to those demanded by external funding bodies. They will normally possess at least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£6000

Eligibility

This competition is open to new Home/EU and International students who are applying for either a full-time or part-time MA/MSc place in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy; the competition is also open to students who are applying to the Department of Philosophy and the degree of M.Phil. Stud. Philosophy.

This competition is open to new students only.

Application Procedure

Before you apply, you should contact the relevant department for advice.

Once you have identified a relevant programme, you will need to:

Apply online for the relevant MA/MSc or MPhil. Stud. (Dept. of Philosophy) degree in the normal way

Download the SSHP Postgraduate Taught Bursary Application Form Word icon

The SSHP Studentship application form should be returned to Jane Halstead, Assistant School Manager, via the following email address:

sshp-studentships@bbk.ac.uk.

PLEASE STATE ‘PGT BURSARY’ AND DEPARTMENT APPLIED TO IN THE ‘SUBJECT’ LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL.

Any queries relating to the PGT Bursary can also be sent to this email address.


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