Our postgraduate TESOL course helps you take advantage of the worldwide opportunities for top-quality teachers of English as a second or foreign language.
We have combined our practical, intercultural, applied approach to language teaching with our expertise in linguistics to create a TESOL masters programme that will help you to realise your full potential as an English Language teacher.
Visit the website http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/tesol-teaching-english-speakers-other-languages
This masters degree is for those who have a 2.1 honours degree and are planning to embark on a career in English Language Teaching.
Whether you are from the UK or overseas, studying for your TESOL masters at our beautiful campus close to London is the key to unlocking international career opportunities in a sector that is enjoying impressive sustained growth.
This postgraduate programme will develop your knowledge and understanding of the main theories relating to language learning, as well as enhancing your knowledge of the structure and use of the English language. We will help you to master the principles of language learning so that you can apply them with confidence and imagination in your own teaching practice.
With opportunities to develop as a tutor and become an active member of the international academic and professional ELT community, this course is a great complement to a teaching qualification.
Full-time students will take six compulsory modules (three in each semester), two optional modules (one in each semester), and also complete a small research project and dissertation.
Part-time students will be expected to study two modules per semester over four semesters (two years) and then complete the dissertation over one further year.
N.B. Part-time students may submit the dissertation early, if appropriate, and providing they have passed all the taught elements of the programme.
• English Grammar for Teachers
• Second Language Learning Principles
• Phonetics and Phonology for Teachers
• Language Teaching Methodology
• Curriculum Design
• Research Methods in ELT
You will complete a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words based on your own original empirical research.
• Teaching English for Specific Purposes
• Testing & Assessment in ELT
• Text & Discourse Analysis for ELT
• ELT Materials: Design and Evaluation
• Management in ELT
• Computer Assisted Language Learning
• Teaching Intercultural Communication
• Teaching Young Learners
Please note that modules and module content are subject to change.
A variety of teaching methods will be used. In addition to formal lectures, you will participate in workshops and seminars. You will have full access to University and departmental facilities and resources, including state-of-the-art language-teaching facilities. There will also be opportunities for 'microteaching'.
A variety of assessment methods may be used, including essays, presentations, assessed microteaching, coursework and exams.
There is almost no limit to where our MA TESOL could take you. English is one of the world's most widely used languages, and there is a demand for English Language teachers all over the world. A postgraduate year spent studying for an MA TESOL at Surrey will combine effectively with a teaching qualification as a perfect springboard for your career. If you are from overseas, gaining your masters here in the UK will give you extra prestige as you build your career.
Find out how to apply here - http://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/postgraduate
Native English speakers: a minimum of a UK 2.1 honours degree – or equivalent – in a relevant language, translation or other relevant subject. Speakers of other languages: a minimum of a UK 2.1 honours degree in English or another relevant subject. In exceptional cases, alternative qualifications and professional experience may be considered. English language requirements: IELTS minimum overall: 7.0; IELTS minimum by component: Reading: 6.5, Writing: 7.0, Speaking: 6.5, Listening: 6.5