Teaching of English to Speakers of Other languages - TESOL
Open to those with or without teaching experience, you will study the theory and practice of teaching, from classroom management to syllabus design, and gain the expertise and confidence to teach English in a variety of settings to students from across the globe.
This is the only Masters level TESOL programme in the UK which offers an ERASMUS funded overseas placement. Full-time students spend eight weeks in Hungary teaching in primary or secondary schools, whilst part-time students spend four weeks in Hungary and four weeks in Northern Ireland. This offers an authentic environment to put your learning into practice*.
You will enhance your creativity and learn to adapt your teaching style and approach in order to support a range of learners, with consideration to ethical and cultural differences.
Graduates have gained work in private language schools, colleges, universities and schools in the UK, Ireland and many countries world-wide. Others have used their qualification to work for charities in developing countries.
*An alternative Northern Ireland based placement will be organised if the overseas placement cannot take place.
For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.
These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.
If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit ulster.ac.uk/englishrequirements for more details on English language requirements.
For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.
To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).
MA full-time: normally 4 days per week in semester one; 3 days per week (6 weeks) plus 8 weeks teaching practice in sem 2; followed by independent study for the dissertation during semester three (summer semester). This can be done at a distance.
MA part-time: Year 1: normally, 2 days per week in semester one, 4 weeks teaching practice semester 2. Year 2: normally, 2 days per week in semester one, and 4 weeks teaching practice in semester two. This is followed by independent study for the dissertation during semester three (summer semester) and during semester one and two of year 3. This can be done at a distance.
Year of entry: 2020/21
Postgraduate Information Session 26 March 2020
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Graduates have gained work as English language teachers in private language schools, further education colleges, universities and schools in the UK, Ireland and many countries across the world. Some have progressed to doctoral study, while others have secured jobs as online English language teachers. Graduates have also gained employment in teaching-related areas such as the Inclusion and Diversity Service and developers of online English language teaching materials. Others have used their qualification to work for charities abroad in developing countries.