What you'll study
The central themes of the programme engage with theoretical and practical teaching issues. You follow introductory modules in Semester 1. In Semester 2, you have the opportunity to enhance your practical teaching skills and look at innovative approaches to teaching, building on theoretical expertise developed in the first semester. In Semester 3, you undertake a 15,000-word dissertation.
Optional modules cover: EFL/ESOL exams and testing; lexical approaches in language learning; new technologies in language learning/teaching; and teaching English for specific purposes.
The primary methods are by essays and continuous assessment, followed by a 15,000-word dissertation for the Masters stage of the programme.
MA in TESOL with Translation Studies
If you want to acquire an in-depth knowledge of English and how to teach it, but would like the added employability from understanding translation theories and practice, the MA in TESOL with Translation Studies offers a distinct pathway.
This combined course enables you to study modules in line with your future career. You will major in and study the same core modules as the straight TESOL Masters, but can choose from a variety of translation studies modules as options.
Second Language Acquisition (Semester 1)
Systems of the English Language (Semester 1)
Approaches to English Language and Teaching (Semester 2)
Postgraduate English for Academic Purposes (core for overseas applicants who do not have 7.0 IELTS)