This distance learning course will enable you to gain a University of Sunderland qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from anywhere in the world.
Teachers with a qualification in TESOL are in great demand because of the value of English language skills. English is the top language of the internet and the world’s third most widely spoken language, so our course can open up new opportunities for you around the world.
Unlike some other TESOL courses, Sunderland’s course not only covers theoretical aspects but also includes a practical teaching module. You will find an institution in your own country where you will teach a lesson, record it and submit the video recording for assessment.
The course includes core modules in ‘Principles and Practice of English Language Teaching’ and ‘Linguistics for TESOL’. There are also optional modules with a strong practical element such as 'Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching’. The final phase of the course is a Masters dissertation whose topic will reflect your personal interest in an area of TESOL.
This TESOL course lasts 18 months, and the distance learning method makes it easier for you to fit your studies around work, family and other commitments.
Claire Rushworth talks about the inspiration and motivation she received from her lecturer: