In 2013, just after I completed my TESOL qualification, I wanted to pursue an academic degree so my option was the MA TESOL course. I contacted colleagues and consulted overseas studies companies and the reviews I received about the University of Sunderland were of a high standard. Moreover, the tuition fees were very affordable, and an instalment scheme was offered which helped me with the payment.
The tutors are the best part of the course – they are very supportive, patient and responsive. Truly, for me studying the TESOL MA was a learning journey and I liked the course structure and organisation.
After I achieved my TESOL MA, I was promoted to the Head of Assessment in the English Language Department in the Preparatory Year College in King Saud University, one of the biggest English as a Foreign Language programmes in the world. My promotion came with a pay rise which pushed me to finish my DELTA qualification from Cambridge. Currently, I am a PhD candidate in English Linguistics. Moreover, I hold the position of the deputy executive manager and academic consultant in one of the biggest education firms in KSA.
My time at the University of Sunderland was fan-mega-tastic! I really enjoyed the course and the way the University dealt with distance learners – it’s a hard balance to strike but my tutors made me feel like I was actually near them.”
Published 24 March 2020