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

University of Liverpool the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 5135 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 11862 per year

All study options

About Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at University of Liverpool

This is the ideal programme if you'd like to teach English as a foreign language or are already doing so but would like more training. 

More particularly, the programme aims:

  • To make you aware of theoretical issues in language teaching and learning
  • To develop your understanding of current, practical classroom methodology
  • To introduce you to the latest approaches to language analysis
  • To help you understand the connections between theory and practice

This is a demanding programme, especially for non-native English speakers, so we provide excellent guidance and support, through Study Skills sessions and individual coaching.

Our tutors all have many years' experience of teaching English to speakers of other languages, in Britain and overseas, and they're very experienced teacher trainers, with active research interests in TESOL related areas.

All students take the core modules listed for semesters one and two, as well as completing the dissertation, normally on a subject related to the topics covered in their taught modules. Students choose three further taught modules from a selection on offer each year. Assessment of the core modules is on the basis of written assignments each of 4,000 words; Research Design is assessed on the basis of a portfolio of work. The remaining taught modules are assessed by take-home examinations.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5135 per yearInternational course feesGBP 11862 per year

Entry requirements

For entry to our Masters programmes a good 2:1 class Bachelors degree in English studies or a similar subject is required. Applicants will have a first degree, usually in English, Linguistics or Education (but we will consider candidates who have studied other subjects). Teachers with teaching experience (more than one year full-time) are not normally eligible for this MA: instead they should apply for the MA in Applied Linguistics. International qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English language qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international/countries/index.htm for a full list. If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool on the University’s summer academic English programmes. The University's English Language Centre provides tuition and arranges IELTS tests. For more uinformation about this, and the specific entry requirements for this programmes/department please visit http://www.liv.ac.uk/english-language-centre/eap/pre-sessionaleapentryrequirements/entryrequirementsspecificprogrammes/ IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23. TOEFL Paper 600 International Baccalaureate Higher Level (Grade 5) Hong Kong use of English AS level B INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards WAEC B

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