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English Language Teaching TESOL (MA)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Avenue Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Develop a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of English Language Teaching (ELT) with this master’s degree.

You can apply for this course if you have experience in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and want to gain skills for leadership roles in ELT.

If you don’t have experience as an EFL teacher and want to begin your career as one, you can apply for our MA English Language Teaching TESOL Studies course.

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) give people all over the world the ability to communicate fluently in English. This MA degree will give you the tools you need to teach English effectively. Throughout the programme you'll study topics such as:

  • how to analyse language for ELT
  • current issues in language teaching methodology
  • critical appraisal of language teaching

This master’s degree in English Language Teaching is offered by our Centre for Applied Language Research.

Staff contributing to the programme are involved in:

  • direct teaching of EFL and other languages
  • research and development work in applied linguistics and language learning
  • sociolinguistics and cultural studies

This blend of theoretical expertise and ongoing practical experience is one of the distinguishing features of our programme.

On completion of the course, you’ll be ready for a rewarding career as a language teacher, language teaching educator, or applied linguistics researcher.

Careers

Our graduates move on to advanced and leadership positions in:

  • language teaching
  • language teacher education

These roles are based either in state and private schools, or education ministries and educational bodies at regional and state level.

A master’s degree will help you develop the skills employers look for, such as:

  • time, deadline and project management
  • problem solving, critical thinking and research analysis
  • working independently
  • teamwork, relationship-building and cultural awareness
  • using your initiative

Above all, you will learn to communicate your ideas and enthusiasm to a wide range of audiences.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 81 1

    27th out of 106 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    143 72%

    16th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    50th

    34
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    144 70%

    26th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    37th

    17

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