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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - MA

Course Description

-Leading programme from globally recognised centre for Applied Linguistics
-Suitable for graduates already working or just starting a career in the field of English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL)
-Connects theory with practice and develops teaching expertise
-Taught by experts, providing thorough and critical knowledge of the field
-Offers flexibility and choice, using small-group teaching, to suit your individual needs and experiences
-Deepen your specialist knowledge and skills in TESOL and related linguistic areas

This master's programme is designed for candidates who wish to develop and deepen knowledge and skills in TESOL and related linguistic areas. Those interested in English language teaching in a broader educational context should apply to MA in Education (English Language Teaching pathway),


Sample modules:
-Second language learning principles
-Language curriculum design
-Teaching English to young learners
-Language testing principles
-Language learning and technology

Please note that all modules are subject to change.


Graduates from our postgraduate programmes enter a range of careers worldwide, including teacher training; university research, teaching and leadership; testing and assessment; directing, managing or teaching roles within language teaching institutions.

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

Entry Requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) as well as a minimum of one year’s relevant work experience. Those with other qualifications and a number of years’ relevant work experience will also be considered for entry. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

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