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TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

??This new course covers the fundamentals of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Master's level.

Students will examine key issues in the field including teaching methods in English Language Teaching, teaching English to Young Lear?ners and English for Specific Purposes, including English for Academic Purposes.?

Entry requirements

MA: Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent. For applicants whose first language is not English, such candidates must normally be able to demonstrate on entry English Language proficiency at or equivalent to an IELTS overall score of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 on the Writing paper.

Selection Procedure:
Students are selected on the basis of an application form and a well-written personal statement. An interview may also be requested.

Course modules

??The MA Education TESOL is a level 7 Master's level course that will be delivered full time over one year. Core modules bear 15 credits each and include Second Language Acquisition and Description of English for Language Teachers. The programme also includes four 30 credit optional modules: Introduction to TESOL Methodology; Education, Diversity and Equality; Teaching English to Young Learners; Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes.????

Educational Aims of the Programme

The educational aims of the programme are to offer high quality and employability-focussed postgraduate modules, which combine theory and practice, in the discipline of TESOL. The curriculum offered is distinctive, international, and challenging. The aim is to produce graduates who are flexible, proactive, culturally sensitive and digitally literate people who achieve the Graduate Attributes identified by Cardiff Metropolitan University. We aim to develop students' criticality, imagination, voice and creativity as well as their professional skills over the duration of the programme.


The programme is offered on a one-year, full-time basis, though you can undertake these degrees part-time should you wish. Teaching and research are spread over 50 weeks per year. Study is undertaken at Level 7 and comprises 180 credits at this level. The structure is shown in the table below:

The MA Education: TESOL includes the following modules:

Description of English for Language Teachers (Core module, 15 credits)

Second Language Acquisition (Core module, 15 credits)

Introduction to TESOL Methodology (Optional module, 30 credits)

Education, Diversity and Equality (Optional module, 30 credits)

Teaching English to Young Learners (Optional Module, 30 credits)

Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes (Optional Module, 30 credits)

MA Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment methods

Assessment will be in a variety of forms, from more traditional methods such as coursework and written assignment to oral presentations. Our library offers academic support for assessments and assignment writing via the library pages on the Student Room. The International Office also offer free of charge academic support for International Students.??


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Full-time 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 2 Years

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