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

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Lampeter Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-22, 01-FEB-23

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MA) equips students with the knowledge and skills required to teach English language to learners of different age groups and educational needs. The course is designed for home or international students who wish to pursue a career in teaching English to non-native speakers of English.

The aim of the programme is to train self-reflective language teaching professionals with a solid foundation in research skills, applied linguistics, second language acquisition and language teaching pedagogy.

The programme’s emphasis on applied research skills offers successful graduates progression opportunities into further research at doctoral level.

  • Research-led teaching focused on employability and practical application
  • Developed research environment in Institute of Education and Humanities
  • Possibility of progression onto Professional Doctorate in English Language Education and English Literature for successful graduates
  • Mix of teaching styles, ranging from more formal lectures and whole-group study to small discussion groups, seminars, one-to-one tutorials
  • Excellent career support


The programmes assessment strategy consists of formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments aim to use the form of ‘spiral assessment’, encouraging students to revisit and implement standards that have been covered in previous modules. Likewise, self-reflexivity as a professional attitude that is expected of each graduate of this programme will be embedded and practiced though specific assignments in all modules.

Typical assessment formats include essays, oral presentations, critical reviews, teaching demos, and other short written assignments.

Module assessment is designed to prepare students for the task of submitting an MA dissertation in Part 2. Some modules therefore use a standard assessment pattern consisting of one or two longer essays and a presentation. In some modules, however, student progress is assessed by using the portfolio format. The portfolio offers greater flexibility in the assessment of professionally focused skills, both collaborative and personalised, than the standard essay/presentation format.

Career Opportunities

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a growing area of employment. The skills you learn on this course (e.g. lesson planning, presentation skills, classroom experience, research skills) are transferable to other languages and a wide range of professional situations.

Career destinations include language tutors in various private and public sector contexts, primary/secondary teachers and vocational/industrial trainers and instructors.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,000per 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 Wales Trinity Saint David

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  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    136 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%



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