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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    30 months part-time

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

    up to July 2017: £1,000 per module, October 2017-July 2018: £1,040 per module; dissertation: £3,000 in 2016/17 and £3,120 in 2017/18.

  • Last Updated

    02 December 2016

Course content

Are you interested in a career in English language teaching?

Are you already a teacher of English and want to advance your professional standing?

The programme is designed for practising teachers of English to speakers of other languages. It is a set of interactive course materials to complete in part-time, self-study mode over a period of at least 30 months. We also offer a full-time, on-campus programme over one year – for more information see Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MA.

The programme includes six taught modules and a 15,000-word dissertation.

You will be able to study the following modules:

Language Teaching Methodology and Classroom Research and Research Methods
Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogic Grammar
Lexis and Syllabus and Materials
Classroom and Spoken Discourse and Written Discourse
ELT Management and Sociolinguistics

You will also be able to choose from a range of optional modules.

Start date: February, April, July or October. Please note: The deadline for applications is one calendar month ahead of your desired entry date, to allow adequate time for your application to be processed. Please visit the website for more information.

About the School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies

"Welcome to the School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies, in the College of Arts and Law. This is one of the largest Schools in the College, and variety is our watchword. We offer one of the most extensive ranges of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the country. Our research expertise is equally diverse, and we welcome students and researchers from all over the world." - Professor Andrzej Gasiorek, Head of School.

We particularly encourage creative thinking, with a range of pioneering programmes including Masters opportunities in Creative Writing, Film and Television and Shakespeare and Creativity. Our creative offerings are also strengthened by the development of our Department of Film and Creative Writing – established in 2015 – which has opened up exciting new opportunities for postgraduates to benefit from synergies between the two fields.

Our well-established Departments also provide an excellent environment for postgraduate study. The Department of Drama and Theatre Arts has a highly respected national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are also one of the leading centres for the postgraduate study of English in the UK, spanning language and literature. The Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics is a world-leading centre of excellence for both teaching and research in this field.

We are also proud to be home to the world-renowned Shakespeare Institute, based in Stratford-upon-Avon. Situated within walking distance of Shakespeare’s birthplace, school and grave, and the theatres of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), the Shakespeare Institute offers postgraduate students and scholars an academic experience unrivalled by any other university.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA (Distance Learning) page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

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