The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages programme from University of Leeds follows the same syllabus as the MA TESOL programme, but asks you to apply a more practical, rather than theoretical, orientation to your final critical study. You will focus upon a professional issue within language education and apply ideas from your reading and a small-scale research study to find solutions to genuine English Language teaching problems.
As with the MA, you will consider how to analyse and describe the English language for pedagogic purposes, and examine different approaches and principles to teaching the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
You can also choose to specialise in certain aspects of TESOL: for example, teacher education, materials development, curriculum reform, the teaching of grammar and vocabulary, the use of ICT, or language assessment.
Our students frequently find that new career opportunities open up for them, either in their home countries or in new international settings.
Some of our graduates have started work in teacher training, materials creation, or curriculum design. Others have started their own private language teaching business or moved from school to university teaching.
We also encourage students who do particularly well on the programme to consider doctoral level study with a view to an academic career. Students who return to their original classrooms often find they have fresh perspectives and their work becomes more rewarding and effective.
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- Learning and Teaching in TESOL
- Investigating Language for TESOL
- Dissertation in MA TESOL programmes and MA TESOL Studies
- Research Methods for TESOL
- Directed Study in Education
- Technology Enhanced Language Learning
- The Practice of Supporting Language Teacher Learning
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesLanguages Teaching Linguistics View 384 other Masters in Teaching in United Kingdom
A bachelor degree (hons) with a 2:1 or non-UK equivalent plus two years of relevant experience. We will consider applicants with alternative qualifications and experience on an individual basis.
Living costs for Leeds
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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