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    12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time

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  • Last Updated

    27 August 2018

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If you want to teach English internationally to non native speakers this Master's level qualification is the top level teaching qualification to open doors for you overseas. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is one of the most internationally recognised and sought after qualifications in the world. At Aberdeen you are able to study it to Master's level to ensure you can work anywhere in the world.  

You gain experiential teaching experience to develop deep understanding of language, teaching methods and assessment. You will be surprised at just how many places in the world need English Language teachers. English is the language of business and you can look at employment options within large scale businesses and training institutions in most major towns and cities in the world.  TESOL is also taught widely in the UK. You can also consider teaching positions as a native English teacher as a TESOL Centre Director and a specialist.

You will be able to teach English well with an internationally recognised qualification to give you practical skills, linguistics and choice.  In your first semester you look at second language acquisition theory and practise and research. In your second year you look at TESOL methodology, peer teaching, difference in second language acquisition, advanced English structure and varieties of English. You get a real perspective about what it is like to see things from different viewpoints, cultures, expectations and experiences.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Theories of Learning
  • Exploring TESOL Research
  • TESOL Methodology: Teaching English as a Second or Other Language

Semester 2

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Research Methods in TESOL


  • Peer Teaching in TESOL
  • Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition
  • Advanced English Structure and Use
  • Varieties in English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Psychology of Wellbeing in Language Teaching

Semester 3

  • TESOL Focused Teaching Portfolio
  • Dissertation for MSc in TESOL

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  •  This is a programme which you can take with a degree from any discipline or background
  • You gain a very marketable and internationally recognised skill set from which you can travel anywhere in the world
  • You are taught by an internationally renowned language centre

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • 12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time
  • September start

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