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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2-3 years part time

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    08 January 2019

Our MA in TESOL is designed for those who would like to obtain a substantial postgraduate qualification in the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Course Outline

Our MA in TESOL is designed for those who would like to obtain a substantial postgraduate qualification in the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). It is suitable both for those early in their professional lives (who may have little or no teaching experience), as well as those who are experienced teachers.

Sample module options

The following module descriptions are indications only - the modules on offer and the content of the modules is subject to change.

Core:

  • Theory and Practice of English Language Teaching
  • Language Awareness
  • Research Methods in TESOL
  • English Teaching Practice
  • Dissertation

Optional:

  • Analysing Discourse
  • Course and Materials Design
  • Teaching Young Learners
  • Language Contact and Multilingualism
  • Language and Literature in Education
  • Research Topics in TESOL
  • Technology in Teaching and Learning
  • Communicating across Cultures

Learning, teaching and assessments

Modules are delivered via a variety of innovative and engaging teaching methods.  You will take part in interactive seminars, presentations and group work as well as attending lectures and tutorials. There are also opportunities for classroom teaching and observation, as well as for individual research.

All assessment is by written assignment, except for Teaching in Practice where assessment involves a series of teaching practice sessions.

The taught element of the course is complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation in a student’s particular area of interest.

Career prospects

Graduates of the TESOL programmes work as teachers in TESOL all over the world.

Facilites & equipment

You will have access to:

  • Our Virtual Learning Environment – Blackboard – to support your studies, including Blackboard discussion groups
  • The University Library, including over 25,000 books and a wide range of electronic journals. The library has special provision in place to help part time and distance learning students access their resources: http://www.aston.ac.uk/lis/studentinfo/parttime
  • University wide facilities such as the Careers Service, Students’ Advice Centre, Students’ Jobshop, Counselling Service, Sports Facilities, and Chaplaincy.

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

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