M.A. On Campus

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

King's College London

12 months
21840 GBP/year
11040 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA at King's College London will provide you with a thorough introduction to current research, teaching theory, principles and practices in English language teaching. You will have the opportunity to observe actual language classes, plan and teach real lessons and carry out research on language learning and teaching.


The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA at King's College London will enable you to acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English as a second/ foreign language, and will prepare you to engage independently and critically with current language teaching and research issues. It will give you the research skills you need to investigate language learning, and tools help you to reflect on your practice and develop your individual pedagogic.

Key benefits

  • Develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills for teaching English in different contexts.
  • Four weeks of supervised teaching practice.
  • Gain a professional certificate in TEFL at the same time as your MA in TESOL.
  • Observe lessons and learn from experienced teachers at International House London.
  • Excellent tutorial support and extensive course-specific training in research methods and academic writing.
  • Staff have extensive experience of teaching and training teachers in a wide variety of contexts.

Career prospects

The skills and knowledge that you develop over the course of our MA will prepare you for a career in English language teaching, a research- oriented career, or a mixture of the two. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Language Teaching Methodology 
  • Analysing English for Learning & Teaching 
  • Second/Additional Language Learning: Research, Theory & Practice 
  • Research Methods and Dissertation in Applied Linguistics/Language Learning and Teaching 
  • English for Academic Purposes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 undergraduate degree is usually required in a relevant subject (for example: a foreign language; English; Linguistics/Applied Linguistics/Language and Communication; Psychology; a social science subject). Alternative qualifications may be considered.
  • No previous experience of language teaching is required (although any experience including informal tutoring or volunteer teaching  and/or observation of teaching) will be taken into consideration.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21840 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21840 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11040 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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