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

University of Warwick

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Warwick's new TESOL programme is designed with course features that will appeal to those who want to advance their career in English Language Teaching. This MA's structure allows Warwick to capture new, cutting edge developments and showcase staff expertise in a growing range of specialist areas.

Course Overview

The MA TESOL programme will help you develop an indepth understanding of the links between research, theory and professional practice in the area of teaching English to speakers of other languages. The programme has been designed for English language teachers with varying levels of professional experience, from teachers who have less than two years’ experience to those who have taught for many years. Potential students include teachers, teacher trainers, materials or curriculum developers, and other professionals who work in the area of second/foreign language education, either in the state sector or in private language institutes at primary, secondary or tertiary levels.

Teaching

Modules are taught by a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Importance is placed on research-led teaching and developing students’ understanding of research principles and methods, as well as the ability to reflect on the relationship between theory, research and practice.

Coursework & Assessment

Assessment on the programme is by coursework and final dissertation - there are no formal examinations. The following are example types of coursework you might submit for assessment on the MA:

  • Written assignment (e.g. a 2000 word assignment which includes an appropriately referenced literature review)
  • Teaching materials/lesson plans with rationale
  • Blog writing (e.g. blogging about useful ICT tools for ELT)
  • Language analysis

Skills from this degree

For this degree, skills that will be developed include:

  • Research skills (e.g. qualitative/quantitative research design & methods; action research, etc)
  • Professional development skills (e.g. teaching, observing, mentoring, reflective practice)
  • Language teaching materials and lesson plan design skills (e.g. materials for young learners, adults, English for Specific Purposes etc)
  • Language analysis skills (e.g. conversation analysis; discourse analysis)

Careers

Previous Master's graduates from the department have gone on to work for employers including: British Council, EY and National Geographic Learning. They have pursued roles such as: business and financial project management professionals; further education teaching professionals; journalists, newspaper and periodical editors; management consultants and business analysts and research and development managers.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Linguistics Careers
  • CV Workshop
  • Interview preparation
  • Making the most of your time at Warwick and securing work experience opportunities
  • Securing placements and work experience
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,340per year

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

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    137 69%

    17th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.40 88%

    3rd

    1

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