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University of Central Lancashire: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Institution University of Central Lancashire View institution profile
Department School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies
Telephone 01772 892400
Study type Taught


Course information

The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is the first step to a rewarding career in teaching English, with opportunities to travel widely and to experience new cultures. It’s also a unique opportunity to enter the field of TESOL without any prior teaching experience.

Benefit from a strong focus on developing your language awareness through explorations of the grammatical, lexical and phonological aspects of language, as well as of features of discourse.

You’ll also learn about the principles of testing and research methods and be engaged in professional development activities. This combination enables you to develop the reflective and analytical skills you need for professional life in the field of TESOL.

The course introduces important theories about language teaching and learning. The links between theory and practice are continually emphasised and you will explore the practical dimensions of the theories and models you examine.

Why study with us

  • Our Professional Placement module is an opportunity to gain experience of professional TESOL practice and to enhance your CV. The placements follow completion of the course’s taught elements and usually last for 24 to 40 weeks.

  • You’ll develop the skills needed for classroom practice by exploring various methods and approaches to teaching.

  • Eligible candidates will be invited to pursue external TESOL teacher training qualifications to enhance their professional development.


University of Central Lancashire


Founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) now has a staff and student community approaching 38,000 and 180,000 alumni. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 6% of universities in the world (CWUR 2019/20). We also have a community of around 20,000 students from over 120 countries, including 5,000 postgraduate students and 700 research students.

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