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MA TESOL Teacher Education

Course Description

This programme for professionals already involved in, or interested in learning about TESOL teacher education introduces you to current thinking about what language teachers need to know and how they can be helped to learn it.

You’ll study core modules alongside students on our other TESOL programmes, exploring how people learn languages and the strategies teachers use to develop the key skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Then you’ll build on this in specialist modules, through exploring the goals and processes of teacher education and how TESOL teachers’ learning can be supported.

You’ll also choose from a wide range of optional modules such as the use of technology in language learning, materials development and issues surrounding assessment.

Taught by leading researchers and experienced practitioners in TESOL, you’ll benefit from a wide range of resources and support. You’ll gain valuable skills to support and empower TESOL professionals in their own practice.

Visit the MA TESOL Teacher Education page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Hyeon Joo Lee

About me
I am from South Korea and I have taught English for six years in the private sector in Korea.

I have a strong belief that to develop my country’s English competence level, teachers must be provided with adequate education to teach English. Therefore, I applied to this course in order to be part of this educational process.

My passion for teaching
As an EFL learner and teacher, I really like sharing knowledge with other people and gaining more knowledge from those who are interested in learning and teaching English. I am always interested in learning new ideas and ways to think.

My experience
The area of teacher education that was the most enjoyable was ‘Teacher Education for TESOL’. It was a very practical module for understanding the field of teacher education.

Also, ‘The Practice of Supporting Language Teacher Learning’ gave me many insights into the similarity and differences of teachers and teachers of teachers.

Furthermore, I think the opportunity to meet other teachers from many different parts of the world allowed me to see things from several new viewpoints, which was a great experience while taking the course.

The modules have been interesting and the professors were helpful. The library resources were also great and easily accessible.

As a foreign student, you need to prepare not only your English proficiencies, but also a foundational knowledge of the course. Most students have a variety of experiences and theoretical and practical knowledge of the area of teaching and learning English. Bring your knowledge and be prepared to share with others.

My future
Once I graduate, first I will go back to my country and teach students, as well as, work at helping and developing teachers to competently teach English. At the same time I will prepare myself for further studies and doing my PhD.

I am very happy to have had the great opportunity to study at Leeds with the wonderful professors here. I am really appreciative that I was able to have the chance to enhance my profession development and education at the University of Leeds.


Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) + 2 years' relevant experience. IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

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