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Postgraduate study at Edge Hill University

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Others Languages)

TESOL is an acronym for both the study and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. TESOL embraces many different aspects of language teaching and learning to include EAL (English as an Additional Language), ESL (English as a Second Language), EFL (English as a Foreign Language) and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).

The MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a UK-based academic Masters degree that is designed to develop existing professional skills. The programme will engage you in the critical analysis of contemporary discussion and debate surrounding the teaching of languages in both foreign and second language contexts around the world. It is not an English language or teacher training course.

If you are passionate about teaching English to speakers of other languages and want to deepen your knowledge, understanding and practical skills in language learning and education, then this is the programme for you.

Entry requirements

MA: To join this programme, you should have an undergraduate degree (normally a 2:2 or above, or equivalent) in a field related to Language, English or Education and a minimum of two years of relevant TESOL experience. If you have less than two years teaching experience, you will be considered if you have an outstanding academic record in a relevant field and can demonstrate insight into language learning and teaching.

In addition to an academic reference, the University also requires a statement from a referee who oversaw your teaching duties at the institution or organisation where your TESOL experience has taken place. This reference should be submitted directly by the referee (i.e. the statement should not be forwarded to us on their behalf).

Overseas applicants must possess IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in the individual components.

Course modules

Please visit our website for information on available modules.

Assessment methods

Summative assessment is based mainly on a portfolio-building approach. You will also be engaged in writing reflective accounts, projects, essays and an extended research study based on your personal professional interests. You will be given clear assessment criteria and constructive feedback for each piece of work.

Formative assessment opportunities are also embedded in each module, where you will receive individual feedback on in-session tasks and selected drafts of your work.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,860 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MA Full-time £ 12,500 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MA Part-time £ 27 (Credit) Home/EU 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 28 (Credit) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 12,750 (Whole course) International 1 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 5,040 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 29 (Credit) Home/EU 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 13,000 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 5,220 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years

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