The MA TESOL is suitable if you are a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), or working in a related profession and are keen to build on your existing knowledge and experience, seeking to improve your career prospects or interested in researching your own teaching practices or context. We welcome queries and applications from English teachers and professionals in related fields all over the world, those across Greater China and beyond.
The MA TESOL will develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice. It also prepares you to conduct independent research into teaching and learning and provides a pathway to doctoral study. You will meet expert tutors in the field of English language teaching (ELT), a major branch of applied linguistics, who have international reputations in their own area of research, and who are committed to providing the best quality study experience.
Advantages of studying the MA TESOL at the University of Nottingham:
1. very flexible programme leading to internationally respected MA TESOL qualification taken over 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time 2. teaching informed by leading-edge research in the field 3. internationally reputable and approachable tutors 4. solid foundation in core areas of TESOL theory and practice 5. elective modules which reflect the latest in applied linguistics and language teacher education 6. stylish, modern, hi-tech learning environment in an internationally reputable university 7. lively, multi-cultural social environment
The programme will help you:
1. gain an advanced critical understanding of key issues, theories and practices in the field of English language teaching 2. acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of language in context 3. explore the implications of language analysis for teaching purposes 4. develop understanding of current methodology as it is embodied in classroom practice 5. engage with theories underlying current views on language learning, including the importance of individual differences amongst learners in their abilities and learning preferences 6. appreciate and view critically the connections between theory and practice in the field of English language teaching 7. foster the ability to conduct academic research.