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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

The MA TESOL programme is aimed at developing an in depth 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, including those with less than two years’ of experience and those with many years’ experience.

Potential students include teachers, teacher trainers, material 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.

Related Degrees:

Intercultural Communication for Business and Professions (MSc)

Core Modules:

  • Foundations of TESOL Professional Practice OR Professional Practice in TESOL
  • Sociolinguistics of English as a Global Language
  • SLA Insights into TESOL Practice
  • Spoken Interaction
  • Approaches to Written Discourse
  • Research Methods in TESOL
  • Professional Practice
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules:

Proposed options for this new course include:

  • Specialism in Classroom Motivation
  • English in International Development
  • Literature and Drama in TESOL
  • Management and Leadership in TESOL
  • Information Communications Technology (ICT) in TESOL
  • Teaching and Researching Young Language Learners

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


Each programme is taught by a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. In addition, inexperienced teachers will have the opportunity to conduct peer-teaching and use this experience to deepen theoretical and practical understanding. In all programmes, importance is placed on research-led teaching and developing students’ understanding of research principles and methods, as well as the ability to consider the relationship between research and practice. All students will have to take a module on research methodology, write a research proposal and complete a dissertation with the support of a supervisor.

Contact Hours:

Each term is 8 weeks of teaching:

10 CATS: 2 hours / week (16 hours)

20 CATS: 32 hours

15 CATS: 24 hours


Programmes within the department of Applied Linguistics are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices you make.

Although this is a new course, the skills gained will help graduates of this course go on to successful careers in areas such as: English Language teaching, academic research, recruitment consultancy, business development, university lecturer in TESOL, teacher trainer.

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Essential information

Course Code


(P-X9PRP to part-time)


Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 2-4 years

Entry Requirements

Mid-point 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline

English Language Requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5, (with 6.5 in writing)

Department of Study

Applied Linguistics

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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Warwick Applied Linguistics is offering competitive bursaries to outstanding students and professionals with an interest in English language teaching to study on our MA TESOL. We would like to encourage teachers and ELT professionals to apply for one of our bursaries.

For 2019 entry we have:

  • Three UK/EU only bursaries worth £3,000 each
  • Two worldwide bursaries worth 50% of the current tuition fee

Please click here for more information.

Additional Course Costs

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.