Distance Online MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from University of Birmingham, UK 2017

Are you interested in a career in English language teaching?

Are you already a teacher of English and want to advance your professional standing?

The programme is designed for practising teachers of English to speakers of other languages. It is a set of interactive course materials to complete in part-time, self-study mode over a period of at least 30 months. We also offer a full-time, on-campus programme over one year – for more information see Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MA.

The programme includes six taught modules and a 15,000-word dissertation.

You will be able to study the following modules [full descriptions available below]:

Language Teaching Methodology and Classroom Research and Research Methods

Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogic Grammar

Lexis and Syllabus and Materials

Classroom and Spoken Discourse and Written Discourse

ELT Management and Sociolinguistics

Why you will do the course?

Flexibility – we have multiple start dates throughout the year so you have the option of choosing when to commence your studies with us. You can study at home, in your own time and at your own pace, so you can combine achieving a qualification with other commitments. You also have the benefit of developing your career without having to leave employment.

Real life application – you can begin to apply new knowledge and insights to your working life whilst you are still studying. Many students even choose to tackle work-related topics in their dissertations.

Opportunity to attend our summer school – you will be able to attend one of our summer schools in Birmingham, Japan or Korea to learn more about the discipline and meet with academics and other students on the programme.

Access to excellent resources – you will have free access to the 450 million-word Bank of English corpus, and to the hardware, software and data resources held at the Centre for Corpus Research. You will also have access to the resources such as the Academic Writing Advisory Service and the Bank of Assessed Work to help with transitioning to postgraduate studies. We also have an extensive and growing range of books and journals available through the University’s online library.

Personal tutor – your personal tutor will be on hand to answer questions regarding the content of your programme and give further advice. You will be able to contact your personal tutor via email or telephone.

Excellent reputation – The Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. You will be taught by experts in the field, with a range of interests and specialists.

Fees and funding:

Fees for 20-credit modules up to July 2017: £1,000 per module.

Fees for 20-credit modules from October 2017-July 2018: £1,040 per module.

A fee is also payable for the dissertation – this is charged at the applicable rate for the academic year in which it is submitted. As a guide, dissertation fees are £3,000 in 2016/17 and £3,120 in 2017/18.

If you take admission through stunited.org then you will get considerable discount on course fees.

Entry requirements:

We usually ask for a good Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. However, when considering your application, we will consider professional qualifications and work experience as well as your academic credentials. For this reason, it is important to provide details of any current and/or previous employment in your application; it is always helpful to include a current CV but please complete the relevant sections of the application form as well.

International students:

Academic requirements

We accept a range of qualifications; our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

by holding an English language qualification to the right level; for this course we ask for IELTS 6.5 in all bands.

by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students

When to apply

Entry point: 1 April – application deadline 1 March
Entry point: 1 July – application deadline 1 June
Entry point: 1 October – application deadline 1 September
Entry point: 1 December – application deadline 1 November

How to apply

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