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MEd TESOL Course: Theory & Practice in TESOL

Teaching practice module for English for Speakers of Other Languages


This module is part of our highly-regarded MEd TESOL masters programme. 

This module is designed to assist students in understanding, and in developing, the associated skills related to, the key principles in the theory and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). It will serve as a core module for the MEd in TESOL, and is designed for any student interested in studying for a postgraduate teaching qualification, whether it be Certificate, Diploma or Masters in TESOL.

The module will introduce students to a range of knowledge and skills required by a TESOL practitioner: descriptions of language and language analysis, how to assess the needs, lacks and wants of different types of learner, the roles and responsibilities of the teacher, and the theoretical and practical issues involved in TESOL. The module will cover the teaching of language systems (discourse and syntax, lexis and phonology, grammatical and language frameworks as well as semantics) and skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), error correction, lesson planning, and the use of technology in language learning; students will also be invited to consider the different contexts in which language learning takes place.  As much a practical module as a theoretical one, the assessments will require the learner to display a knowledge of the theoretical concepts upon which current TESOL practice is founded, by applying that theory to teaching practice in a 'real-world' classroom. Students will also be asked to reflect critically on their own practice, and to analyse and develop the skills required by a TESOL practitioner in today’s increasingly globalised world.



This course is suitable for teachers of English who are educated to Diploma level in TEFL or DELTA level or equivalent and should have a minimum of three years of practical teaching experience.  Participants will study alongside our full-time Masters students, joining a community of students from all over the world.



This course may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates through the Upskilling Fund.  Further details, including regarding eligibility, are available under Funding Support.

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There is also opportunity for learners to advance their studies even further. ESOL learners may be interested in our MEd Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Postgraduate Programme. The programme will equip you with practical teaching and English language skills, as well as the confidence and citizenship skills that you will gain from developing language learnt in situ. This postgraduate course is offered on a full-time or part-time basis and is aimed at those who intend to work as TESOL professionals, teaching English at home or abroad. To find out more about entry requirements or to apply for this programme, click here.




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