Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA
University of Essex
Key Course Facts
This is a Masters course that can take you into employment anywhere in the world. If you are enthusiastic about teaching English as a foreign or second language, then our course offers you vocationally-relevant, research-led training of the highest quality, taught by academics known for their teaching excellence. You explore teaching methods and the description of English used in the investigation of language learning and teaching, and study additional topics according to your needs. These might include:
How second language learners acquire vocabulary, and how vocabulary can be taught
Literature and language-learning
Materials design and evaluation
Teaching Writing in EFL/ESL
You also gain hands-on teaching experience through our Teaching Practice I and Teaching Practice II modules.
Whether you have no prior teaching experience or are already an English language teacher, this course can be adapted to suit you. If you have little or no previous teaching experience, you receive ‘hands on’ teaching practice throughout the course via TEFL, while if you already have more than two year’s full-time teaching experience, you can undertake specialist study through TESOL instead.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
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Tuition Fees Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA
|England UK||£8760||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8760||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8760||year 1|
Additional fee information
Tuition fees may be subject to annual increases in each year of study in line with inflation.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About University of Essex
The University of Essex, is a public, research university where curiosity prevails and thinking outside the box isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. Based in the county of the same name, Essex, the main campus is located in Wivenhoe Park, near Colchester. It is home to the university’s three faculties, Humanities, Science & Health and Social Sciences, as well as a very large community of local rabbits, and other small fauna typical of the English countryside.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|English Studies and TESOL BA (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||97%||5%||3%||£9000||£14300||119||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Including Year Abroad) BA (Hons)||University of Essex||84%||4%||4%||£9250||£16850||116||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|English Language, Linguistics and TESOL BA (Hons)||York St John University||79%||0%||10%||£9250||£12750||113||York||On campus Full-time|
|Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics BA (Hons)||York St John University||73%||0%||5%||£9250||£12750||125||York||On campus Full-time|
|Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||University of Essex||84%||4%||4%||£9250||£16850||116||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||University of Essex||82%||0%||10%||£9250||£16850||126||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|English Language with TESOL BA (Hons)||De Montfort University||63%||5%||10%||£9250||£14250||91||Leicester||On campus Full-time|
|Teaching English as a Foreign Language BA (Hons)||University of Essex||84%||4%||4%||£9250||£16850||116||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|English Studies and TESOL (with integrated foundation year) BA (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||97%||5%||3%||£9000||£14300||119||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|English Studies and TESOL (with integrated year in industry) BA (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||97%||5%||3%||£9000||£14300||119||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|