Whether you are a new or experienced teacher, this dynamic programme’s challenging combination of theory and practice will provide you with the essential language teaching skills you need to teach English to speakers of other languages.
Designed primarily for EFL, ESL and TESOL teachers, teacher trainers, head teachers and materials/curriculum/policy designers, it allows you to upgrade your knowledge of language, methodology and curriculum design, and shows you how to focus on the needs of the learner.
You will learn to design, implement and evaluate substantial research or development tasks, and adapt your planning and teaching approaches to changing contexts and circumstances.
You will graduate with greater professional knowledge and enhanced confidence in your ability to teach the English language to any student.
For the MSc you will complete three compulsory courses and two option courses, plus a dissertation. The PgDip and PgCert comprise similar combinations of compulsory and optional courses.
Language and the Learner
Second Language Teaching Curriculum
Research Methods (Part 1) Sources of Knowledge
Research Methods (Part 2) Conceptualising Research: Foundations, Assumptions And Praxis
Research Methods (Part 3) Planning Research
Option courses may include (note: not all options run every year):
Evaluation and Design of TESOL Materials
Online Language Learning
Teaching Text Across Borders
Theory and Practice of Second Language Learning
Language Awareness for Second Language Teachers
Investigating Individual Learner Differences
Language and Culture Pedagogy
This qualification can lead to a variety of roles in the TESOL field such as:
training other TESOL teachers
management of TESOL education
teaching English at primary, secondary or tertiary level
teaching English in specialised fields (e.g. business English)
The MSc is a good introduction to an advanced research degree. You will also develop a range of highly transferable skills, such as communication and professional skills, which can be applied to roles in any field.