Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Distance Learning

University of Nottingham

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32 months
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At Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Distance Learning from University of Nottingham you will build on your existing knowledge and experience, this online course will enable you to reflect on your own teaching practice/context and improve your career prospects.


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Distance Learning from University of Nottingham  is designed to develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice. It will prepare you to conduct independent research into teaching and learning. It provides a pathway to doctoral study.


Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary/secondary teachers and vocational/industrial trainers and instructors.

A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study for professional development in their chosen career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Teaching: Methodology and Curriculum
  • Understanding Language Learning and the Language Learner
  • Assessment in Language Education
  • Managing Language Teaching and Developing Teachers
  • Materials and Technology in Language Education
  • Teaching Languages to Younger Learners
  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes: Context, Language and Pedagogy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 32 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Start date: Multiple available .International students should apply as early as possible. 




90 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:2 level (or international equivalent)
  •  We accept a wide range of qualifications from all over the world.
  • Minimum of nine months' full-time classroom English language teaching experience (650 hours of part-time experience).
  • Applicants without a first degree but with an approved, relevant professional qualification and/or substantial teaching experience will be considered on an individual basis. 
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee



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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Distance Learning
University of Nottingham


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