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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - MA


University of Birmingham    School of English, Drama and Creative Studies

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time

About the course

The MA in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham is designed for experienced language teachers. The programme covers a range of topics including vocabulary, spoken and written language, and how linguistic knowledge can be applied to language teaching programmes. Students on the course will have access to excellent resources such as the Centre for Corpus Research, as well as support from personal tutors throughout their studies. Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be well-prepared for careers in English language teaching or related fields such as teacher training or ELT management.

Are you interested in the relationship between language and society, or in how language is organised in the mind?

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Entry Requirements

We usually require an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, English Language or another relevant subject (e.g. Translation Studies, TEFL/TESL/TESOL, English Literature, Communication Studies). Appropriate work experience will also be taken into consideration.


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Where is University of Birmingham

Student Profile(s)

Yue Zhu

What has been the highlight of your course?

“Firstly, I really appreciated that I have had a personal tutor during the whole semester and we meet in very small group every week and have discussions with my group members. Even all of the questions were answered by my tutor and we felt relaxed to join in with the small group discussions. I also have a supervisor who was very responsible and patient when I prepare my dissertation. Each supervision was helpful and was arranged every one or two weeks. The one-to-one supervision was efficiently conducted and was very useful in my writing.
“Secondly, I could choose the modules that I was really interested in after semester two, which means that after learning the basic courses in semester one, I have the opportunities to choose the modules that I want to participate in. I think this was really flexible and helpful.

What is life like as a student at the University of Birmingham?

“I really like the life when I study in UOB. I always went to the sports and fitness centre with my friends. This sports centre was the biggest and brilliant sports centre that I’d ever visited and I really enjoy doing sports there, especially swimming. Besides, the day-trip which was arranged by my university in the pre-sessional course was very interesting and it provided me more opportunities to make friends. Moreover, the campus itself is very beautiful and it provided me with more opportunities to meet people from different majors. In addition, the 24 hours opened library is really brilliant and I can borrow lots of books when I write my essays and prepare for the dissertations. Last but not least, I get a lot of help from my university, not only in my study, but also in my life, such as my visa issues and my living issues.”

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