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TESOL: Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MEd)

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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    Other

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    12 November 2018

Course content

This programme is for those who wish to further their own knowledge and skills in this field. It provides a special emphasis on how theory relates to practice.

Why this programme

  • This programme allows you to extend and enhance your career and build on your previous English language teaching experience.
  • You will be given the opportunity to build on your professional experience through further investigation of the links between theory, practice and current research. This is achieved through classroom observation, micro-teaching opportunities, collaborative learning and contextualised assessment.
  • This interdisciplinary programme draws on the combined expertise of the School of Education and the long established English for Academic Study Unit (School of Modern Languages and Cultures). This enables us to embed our extensive professional and research experience in the areas of language teaching and research.
  • If you are looking for the necessary skills and knowledge to begin your career teaching English to speakers of other languages, you should consider the MSc TESOL.

Programme structure

You will take three core and three optional courses and undertake a supervised research dissertation on an issue relevant to your area of interest.

Core courses

  • Descriptions of language and applications to the classroom 
  • Introduction to educational and social research
  • Language learning and applications to the classroom.

Optional courses may include

  • Advanced educational research
  • Course design and practice in English Language Teaching
  • Developing literacy 
  • Highly able learners
  • Identities, relationships and behaviours
  • Language proficiency assessment and feedback
  • Modern educational thought
  • Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties 
  • Teaching English for academic purposes
  • Which English? Sociolinguistics and language teaching.

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

Career opportunities include positions as an English language teacher, course designer, test designer, course director and teacher educator.


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

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