This course is designed to help you develop the skills and experience you need for a successful career in English teaching.
- Type: On campus
- Start: September
- Language: English
- Duration: 12 months
- Fee national: $9,871
- Fee international: $18,172
- Duration: 24 months
Why study at Roehampton?
- There is a strong emphasis on the application of linguistic knowledge in the classroom.
- A flexible choice of modules allows you to specialise in areas that interest you.
- Roehampton is a research-intensive university: two-thirds of our research is ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
There is a demand throughout the world for graduates with qualifications and expertise in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Our MA in TESOL is designed for students who are intending to have a career in English teaching. It will also be of interest to those who are already teachers of English and would like to increase their professional expertise by advancing their analytical knowledge of English and up-to-date teaching methods.
On the programme you will gain an in depth understanding of the structure of language at different levels of analysis and the relationship between language and use. You will explore how people learn languages, how English can be taught and gain an excellent understanding of the assessment and testing which those you will be teaching will be preparing for.
There are excellent opportunities around the world for teachers with an MA in TESOL. Related career possibilities include policy adviser, trainer of trainers, and designer of teaching materials. Applied linguistics is a very useful basis for a range of careers in publishing, editing and communication.
You are usually expected to hold a good second-class honours degree (or above) from an approved university or college in the UK, or a recognised degree from abroad. To follow your chosen programme successfully, you will need to be fluent in written and spoken English.
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