MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Education)
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Education) programme from University of Birmingham is for graduates with no or minimal experience of teaching English. Based in the School of Education, this Master’s degree links English language teaching to wider issues of education.
|Duration:||1 year (Full-Time)
2 years (Part-Time)
|Tuition Fee:||£22,950 per year|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Education) programme from University of Birmingham provides a solid grounding in practical language teaching skills, and in language learning and teaching research. You will create bespoke teaching and learning materials, and you will have the option to observe teaching in a range of schools. You will also develop strong grounding in the latest cutting-edge developments in language learning and teaching.
You will be supported in your studies to become a TESOL professional, a competent educational researcher, and an active member of the international academic and professional TESOL community.
- Approach – The programme has been designed for those who want to become language teachers but have little or no teaching experience. It takes a practical approach, and it links language teaching and education.
- Environment – The School of Education in the University of Birmingham has been ranked in the top 50 for Education in the 2020 QS World Rankings. It hosts the MOSAIC Group for Research on Multilingualism.
- Teaching and support – Modules typically provide three contact hours a week for a semester. You will have a dedicated personal tutor and a dissertation supervisor.
- Research – All tutors are actively researching language learning or teaching. Teaching is research-led. You will be supported in running a research project on your chosen topic.
- Second Language Teaching Methodology
- Second Language Learning
- Language, Discourse and Society
- Education Observation, Evaluation and Supervision
- Curriculum Design in Global Contexts
- Citizenship, Human Rights and the Environment
- Personal and Professional Skills for Education Management
- Leadership for School Improvement
“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
Our graduates typically find work as English language teachers in schools and universities in countries around the world. Some go on to pursue a PhD or other research qualifications.
A 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate degree is normally required. A degree in a related discipline is a strong advantage (e.g., English language, linguistics, language teaching, education). However, applicants with other degrees or with a 2:2 will also be considered on an individual basis.