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  • Study Type

    Distance learning , Full time & Part time available

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  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time, typically 2 years part-time

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  • Course Fees

    £3,400 per year of study

    £3,400 per year of study

    £3,400 per year of study

    £12,300 per year of study

Our course will be equip you with the relevant, practical teaching and English language skills as well as the confidence and citizenship skills that you will gain from developing language learnt in situ.

You will be supported, throughout, in considering the role of language in a global context and the associated benefits for citizens, nationally and internationally, as developing linguists; that is, how to enhance both your own prospects and those of your prospective students in a global context.

The course is offered on a full-time or part-time basis and is aimed at those who intend to work as TESOL professionals, teaching English at home or abroad.

Course Details

Our course is offered on a full-time basis to home and international students at Paisley Campus. It is also available on a part-time basis if you are a home student, with some attendance at Paisley Campus. It is ideal if you intend to work as a TESOL professional, teaching English at home or abroad.

While on our MEd TESOL course you will study six modules and a dissertation. Core modules are:

  • Introduction to language Analysis
  • Theory and Practice of English Language Teaching
  • Research Methods
  • Theories of Second Language Acquisition

You will also choose one of the modules below to complete the Certificate; and another of the modules below plus Research Methods and Theories of Second Language Acquisition modules to complete the Diploma:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • English as a Global Language
  • ESOL: the Scottish Context
  • Intercultural Theory and Global Citizenship
  • Language, Identity and Power
  • Working with Young Learners

Following this you will complete a dissertation, the title of which is to be agreed with the Course Leader.

Teaching & Assessment

You will be taught by direct, face-to-face teaching of weekly three-hour classes per module and online through our Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle.

Formative and summative assessments will be used including:

  • essays
  • assignments
  • individual and group presentations
  • online discussions

Course Structure

Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.

Course Structure (17/18)

Learn a Language (optional)

This course also gives you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.

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





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