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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MSc)

University of St Andrews

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-22

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

The TESOL MSc gives students the opportunity to integrate the theory and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages with the flexibility to select modules of interest and of benefit to their future career, and interact online with TESOL students in St Andrews and around the world.

Course information

The MSc in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is an 18 month course run by the International Education Institute. It is designed to be useful to both experienced English language teachers as well as those considering a career in English language teaching.

Highlights

  • Gain a better theoretical and practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing practitioners in the field through studying a range of areas of TESOL.
  • In addition to the compulsory modules, choose three optional modules and a dissertation topic to shape your studies to explore your own interests.
  • Join experienced practitioners and scholars in the English language teaching community, with opportunities to be involved in ongoing professional development events and the annual English for Academic Purposes (EAP) conference.
  • Integrate theory and practice – discuss theoretical concepts and frameworks in small groups and in online forums with the students studying both in St Andrews and by distance learning around the world, and apply these through practical assessments and peer teaching sessions.
  • Engage in and reflect on a new language learning experience as part of the programme to gain a 360 degree perspective on language teaching and learning.

Careers

TESOL graduates are equipped with a range of skills and experiences which allow them to take on a variety of roles. The majority of TESOL students work within education, either as teachers or lecturers, as researchers, or as policymakers. Other graduates work in publishing, journalism and management.

Lecturers within the International Education Institute have a wealth of both teaching and leadership experience in TESOL, in a range of locations globally. They are active in using their international networks and experience to support and advise students on future career development. Current teaching staff have taught or held educational leadership roles in China, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 20,370per 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 St Andrews

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 106

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    205 100%

    1st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    32nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    20th

    5

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