This Masters course will open up new opportunities for you around the world. English is the world’s third most widely spoken language, after Mandarin and Spanish, and a professional English teaching qualification is a passport to work in almost every country in the world.
Unlike some other Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) courses, this course at the University of Sunderland not only covers theoretical aspects but also includes a practical teaching module. As part of this, you will learn how to prepare lesson plans and to teach your peers in Sunderland.
Our TESOL MA will give you in-depth understanding of how English is taught to speakers of other languages internationally. 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 ‘Language Learning and Educational Technology’ and ‘Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching’.
For your Masters dissertation, you will negotiate a proposal for a research project with our supportive tutors. This ensures that the topic is relevant to your professional development and career aspirations.
We also offer home students a part-time TESOL MA. This makes it easier to combine your studies with other commitments.