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MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Access teaching opportunities around the world.
  • Study in the UK alongside others from across the globe.
  • Draw on current research to enhance your understanding of English language teaching.
  • Gain practical teaching skills through observing experienced teachers and teaching practice.
  • Develop research skills and conduct an independent research project that can enable a pathway to doctoral studies.

On this course, you'll join a community of MA TESOL students at all stages of their careers, along with British Council-accredited English language teachers, experienced teacher educators, and leading researchers. You'll develop as a teacher and prepare for the next step in your career.

How you learn

Our lectures are timetabled so that you can attend university just two days a week. This allows you to balance the course with work and other commitments. Typical topics include English language teaching methodologies, how second languages are learned, teacher development and language analysis.

All modules allow you to focus on specific areas in TESOL, such as English for Academic Purposes, Young Learners or Assessment, and the flexible research project encourages you to specialise in a research setting of your choice.

You learn through

  • interactive workshops
  • guided observations
  • collaborative activities such as lesson planning, microteaching and group work
  • guided reading
  • participation in lectures
  • collaboration with a research supervisor

Future careers

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • universities
  • private language centres
  • international language schools
  • further education institutions
  • primary and high schools

Recent graduates have gone on to work as

  • teachers
  • managers
  • researchers
  • teacher educators
  • PhD or EdD students

Tuition fees

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 84 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    124 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%



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