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About

The TESOL course at Durham University offers excellent opportunities to develop careers in English language teaching for inexperienced teachers or for those starting out in the field. 

Overview

The TESOL course at Durham University is designed for anyone with an interest in the wider aspects of teaching English as a foreign language, combining innovative classroom practices with an understanding of issues such as language structure and research methodology.

Course Structure

The course offers a core of syllabus design and assessment, with greater depth provided through further required modules focusing on both theoretical and practical aspects of the English language and on classroom practice. You will then have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge base by taking three or four further optional modules covering a wide range of relevant areas. The MA is completed by a 15,000-word dissertation.

Course Learning and Teaching

ELC MA courses are delivered via lectures, seminars, practical sessions and micro-teaching sessions, giving you a solid grounding in both the theoretical and practical aspects of the field. In many cases, contact hours will be a mixture of these approaches (rather than a session consisting solely of a two-hour lecture). The balance will depend on the particular module, with some more suited to a lecture/seminar approach, others being of a more practical nature.

The focus throughout the courses is on independent learning and student engagement, with you being expected to participate in presentations and micro-teaching. The average weekly number of contact hours over the first two terms is 12, with you filling the remaining time with reading, class preparation and assignments.

In addition, starting in the first term, you will attend a series of dissertation sessions (typically 2 hours per fortnight) culminating in a poster conference in term 3. You will be assigned a dissertation supervisor and can expect 3 or 4 meetings during term 3 and the summer.

You will each have an academic tutor, with whom they will meet on average once a term, and all staff have office hours.

Programme Structure

Core modules:

  • Dissertation (includes Research Methods programme)
  • Language for Teaching
  • Language Teaching Methods and Practice
  • Fundamentals in ELT.
Examples of optional modules:

Previous optional modules have included: 

  • World Englishes
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • ELT Materials Development and Evaluation
  • Discourse Texts and TESOL
  • Language Teaching Methodology
  • Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives for Teachers
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Teaching Young Learners
  • Pragmatics and the Language Classroom. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Subject requirements, level and grade

  • A good first degree (UK 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • Home/Island Student: £7,975 per year

  • International non-EU/EU Student: £17,050  per year

Living costs for Durham

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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