During your first year, you'll be taught by our linguistics experts at the University, learning to apply the latest TESOL theory to classroom situations and critically evaluate your own approaches to teaching in a global context. You'll also work on lesson and course planning and design, and learn how to conduct and analyse research into teaching techniques.
If you've completed initial ELT, TESOL or TEFL teacher training but you don't yet have a minimum of three months full-time teaching experience, you'll also do an extra module to build up your practical teaching skills.
In Year 2, you'll apply your learning on a 12-month work placement or professional experience programme tailored to your career goals.
You'll graduate with the communication and intercultural skills and expertise to work as a more effective and well-rounded TESOL practitioner, in the UK or overseas. You could also go on to roles in areas such as educational management or leadership, curriculum development, editing, publishing or advertising.
- Gain first-hand experience on a 12-month professional experience module or work placement related to your chosen career, such as in an English language school, allowing you to apply theory to practice and build a solid professional network
- Enhance your abilities to teach English to speakers of other languages in the UK and around the world
- Expand your knowledge of the theories and methods used in linguistics, and conduct and analyse research into teaching techniques
- Reflect on your classroom practice in order to improve the way you teach
- Learn to plan and design lessons and courses that create an effective and engaging learning experience for students
Careers and opportunities
English is a global language. It's taught and learned all around the world – so much so that people who have learned it as a second language now outnumber native English speakers (ThoughtCo).
Those who teach English to speakers of other languages need expert training in the field, both theoretical and in the classroom, in order to provide the highest standards of teaching.
This Master's course will give you an internationally recognised qualification, a year of professional experience, and the linguistics and teaching theory to gain a competitive advantage and deliver the best possible TESOL training.
Graduates of this course have gone onto areas such as:
- teaching English as a second/foreign language
- teaching ESOL in the UK
- teaching other languages, applying skills learning on this course
- educational management and/or leadership
- teacher training
- materials writing
- curriculum development
Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as:
- Director of Studies (DoS)
- Senior Teacher
- Senior Lecturer of English as a Foreign Language
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- Second Language Acquisition – 30 credits
- Theory and Practice of TESOL – 30 credits
- Dissertation – 60 credits
- Using Technology and Corpora in Learning, Teaching and Research – 30 credits
- World Englishes – 30 credits
- Analysing, Evaluating and Writing Material – 30 credits
- Analysing Discourse – 30 credits
- Professional Portfolio – 30 credits
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Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesLinguistics Teaching English View 115 other Masters in Teaching English in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- A second-class honours degree or equivalent, plus initial teacher training and a minimum of three months full-time, relevant, teaching experience. If you do not have relevant teaching experience, you can still apply for our campus programme, and you will study an additional non-credit bearing module The Classroom Practice of TESOL at no additional cost.
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Living costs for Portsmouth
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.