Postgraduate Certificate, MA in Education (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language)
The MA in Education (TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed for experienced teachers and educational practitioners in all sectors from primary to adult education who have a special interest in the interface between language and education. It includes a flexible programme of study including assessments tailored to your professional context and interests. The core modules focus on the full coverage of skills and knowledge areas for TESOL, combined with generic educational modules which enable you to pursue a wide range of careers within the profession. The programme can be studied full-time or part-time over three years, both on campus and online, including the option to study entirely by distance learning.
We invite applications from teachers, lecturers and language school managers, who have a minimum of 200 hours TESOL teaching experience. We value our students’ range of experiences and perspectives. The MA is designed to stimulate intellectual curiosity, while developing key TESOL professional expertise including critical enquiry, critical reflection, research activity and international perspectives.
What will you study?
The MA in Education (TESOL) includes:
Compulsory Education modules
Reflective professional development
Compulsory TESOL modules
Language teaching: methods and approaches
Language acquisition and development: principles and practice
Descriptions of English: Language in the classroom.
Optional TESOL modules (students can select one)
A selection of the modules below will be offered each year
Teaching English for specific purposes
Comparative and International Education (campus only)
Contextualised learning in the foreign language classroom (online only)
Literature in the language classroom
You will have the opportunity to volunteer as English language mentors for Oxford based asylum seekers.
For international students there is a support service to help you with your academic writing.
There is also support for students with special needs such as dyslexia or visual impairment.