12 months
18700 GBP/year
8440 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages course from University of York will provide you with the tools and resources you need to evaluate current issues and key trends in language learning and teaching in a range of contexts, and consider their application in classroom instruction, assessment, materials development and the English language curriculum. 

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Develop your knowledge of approaches to English language teaching to facilitate better teaching practice. 

You'll learn how to conduct your own research.

This course is designed for home or overseas students who wish to pursue a career teaching English as a second or foreign language, but who have little or no formal teaching experience.

You'll study applied linguistics, approaches to English teaching and research methods on which later training in practical teaching can build. You'll explore theories of language acquisition and language teaching, with an emphasis on you can apply how such theories practically. 

Careers and skills

This masters is an ideal foundation for careers in the language education sector, and for postgraduate students looking to go on to further study such as PhD.

Many of our graduates become English language teachers around the world: in private language schools, state schools, universities and other organisations requiring English language instruction. Others find employment opportunities in areas such as course and syllabus design, and materials writing in large and small scale publishing houses.

This Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages course from University of York can be used to complement teacher training/development and voluntary or paid roles which focus on the more practical elements of teaching. However this course is not a teacher training programme.

Career opportunities

  • Teaching and academia
  • Publishing
  • Media
  • Information management
  • Human resources

A number of our graduates go on to obtain research degrees in Education and related topics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • TESOL Methods 
  • English Linguistics 
  • Evaluating TESOL Classroom Practices
  • Research Methods in Language Learning and Teaching 
  • Planning and Communicating Research
  • Bilingualism 
  • Cross-linguistic Influences in Second Language Acquisition 
  • Discourse Analysis & Language Teaching 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as English Language, Linguistics or Education with a substantial English component

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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