An MA TESOL programme with overseas Teaching Practice placement.
Study Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.
An MA programme with overseas Teaching Practice placement.
The MA in TESOL is the only Master's level TESOL programme in the United Kingdom which offers an overseas teaching practice placement. Students spend eight weeks in Hungary teaching in state primary or secondary schools and are supervised by University of Ulster staff. Part-time students spend 4 weeks in Hungary in year 1 and 4 weeks in Northern Ireland in year 2.
The programme offers an exciting opportunity to teach English as a second language. It will be of interest to those who have no teaching experience and also to those who wish to update their classroom skills. The course takes place on the Coleraine campus and aims at excellence in practical teaching as well as preparing students to proceed successfully to the Masters degree by dissertation.
The Master's in TESOL features a eight-week teaching practice in Hungary where you will work in state schools either at primary or secondary level; part-time students do 4 weeks in Hungary and 4 weeks in Northern Ireland.
There is a systematic programme of Microteaching to help you develop pedagogical skills.
The module on Research Methods prepares you to undertake the research for the dissertation.
Full-time students can complete the MA in one calendar year.
Peer support among students on this programme is normally very strong and has been the subject of positive comments by the External Examiners.
The course in Hungarian language, culture and education given by the visiting Hungarian Teaching Fellow prepares you for life in Gyor, Hungary.
Work placement / study abroad
TESOL student teachers go to teach in Gyor, Hungary for 8 weeks (full-time) or 4 weeks (part-time). They depart in February and return in April. Gyor is a beautiful central European city located midway between Budapest and Vienna. Our students teach in primary or secondary schools and are supported by Hungarian host teachers and staff of the university who stay in Gyor for that purpose. The module gives an authentic opportunity to teach English to non-native speakers of English.