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.
- Foundations of TESOL Methodology (pre-experience) OR Innovations in TESOL Methodology (post-experience)
- Sociolinguistics of English as a Global Language
- SLA Insights into TESOL Practice
- Spoken Interaction
- Approaches to Written Discourse
- Research Methods in TESOL
- Professional Practice (pre-experience OR post-experience versions)
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.
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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(P-X9PRP to part-time)
Full-time: 1 year
(September 2019 - September 2020)
Part-time: 2-4 years
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
Location of Study
University of Warwick
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We offer ten competitive bursaries each worth £1,000 to outstanding UK/EU students and professionals with an interest in English language teaching to study on our MA
TESOL. We encourage teachers and ELT professionals with some experience, as well as teachers at the beginning of their career to apply to apply for one of these bursaries. Click here for more information.
Additional Course Costs
Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.