MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Distance Learning)
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Distance Learning) programme offered by the University of Birmingham is designed for practising teachers of English to speakers of other languages.
|Part-Time Duration:||2.5 years|
|Starting in:||February, April, July, October, December|
|Tuition Fee:||£1,220 per module|
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Distance Learning) programme offered by the University of Birmingham is a set of interactive course materials to complete in part-time, self-study mode over a period of at least 30 months.
Why study this course
- Flexibility – we have multiple start dates throughout the year so you have the option of choosing when to commence your studies with us. You can study at home, in your own time and at your own pace, so you can combine achieving a qualification with other commitments. You also have the benefit of developing your career without having to leave employment.
- Real life application – you can begin to apply new knowledge and insights to your working life whilst you are still studying. Many students even choose to tackle work-related topics in their dissertations.
- Opportunity to attend our summer school – you will be able to attend one of our summer schools in Birmingham, Japan or Korea to learn more about the discipline and meet with academics and other students on the programme.
- Access to excellent resources – you will have free access to the 450 million-word Bank of English corpus, and to the hardware, software and data resources held at the Centre for Corpus Research. You will also have access to the resources such as the Academic Writing Advisory Service and the Bank of Assessed Work to help with transitioning to postgraduate studies. We also have an extensive and growing range of books and journals available through the University’s online library.
- Personal tutor – your personal tutor will be on hand to answer questions regarding the content of your programme and give further advice. You will be able to contact your personal tutor via email or telephone.
- Excellent reputation – The Department of English Language and Linguistics is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. The distance programmes have been running for more than twenty years and have gained an excellent reputation. The online materials have been developed by experts in the field with a range of research interests and specialisms.
- Language Teaching Methodology
- Pedagogic Grammar
- Syllabus and Materials Design
- Corpus Linguistics
- English Language Teaching Management
- Functional Grammar
- Language and New Media
- Language Testing
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
Birmingham’s English Language and Linguistics postgraduates develop a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers, particularly in relation to verbal and written communication. They also develop crucial skills in organisation, time management, analysis and interpretation of information.
Many of our graduates enter roles for which their programme has prepared them, such as teaching and lecturing; others use their transferable skills in a wide range of occupations including journalism, marketing and events.
- We usually require an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in TEFL/TESL or TESOL, English Language or another relevant subject (e.g. Linguistics, Translation Studies). Appropriate work experience will also be taken into consideration.
- This programme is designed for those with less than one year’s language teaching experience. More experienced language teachers will benefit from our MA Applied Linguistics with TESOL programme.