Masters degrees in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) equip postgraduates with the skills to provide English language skills to non-native speakers.
Taught MA degrees are typical for the field, with TEFL and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) options available. Shorter Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma courses are also available for current professionals wishing to add to their working portfolio.
Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as English Language, as well as minimum a Grade C in English and Maths and GCSE or equivalent.
Courses in this field are an excellent means to building a varied career through rigorous, vocational training. Teachers with the skills to teach English as a foreign language are highly sought after all over the world. As such, these qualifications offer the opportunity for you train for a career either at home or abroad.
School teaching is not the only career available for TEFL practitioners. Many work in higher education and lifelong learning centres across the globe. International teaching schools, children’s centres and various charities can also benefit from your expertise.