University of East Anglia UEA: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

InstitutionUniversity of East Anglia UEA View institution profile
Department School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Telephone 01603 591515
Study type Taught


**About This Course**

Learn to teach English to speakers of other languages and help people all over the world open doors, unlock their potential and communicate across borders.

According to the British Council, 1.5 to 1.6 billion people speak English around the world today, with the number likely to grow and stabilise around 2025. With more and more people learning English, the demand for high quality English language teaching is set to grow.

With an MA TESOL qualification from one of the UK’s leading universities you'll be able to meet that demand. You will benefit your future students, and kick start a career that could see you work anywhere in the world, and in any number of different sectors.


This one-year, intensive academic course has been designed to meet the changing needs of today’s English language teachers. You'll gain an in-depth expertise in your field and graduate ready to contribute to the teaching of English worldwide, as a teacher, policy-maker, or academic researcher.

Across one intensive year of study you'll cultivate a breadth of knowledge about teaching English to speakers of other languages. You will also benefit from the depth of study that comes with a Master’s level programme.

You will study with top professors and highly qualified lecturers in the fields of applied linguistics, language education and English education.

Over the course of your studies you will develop critical awareness of both current practice in language teaching and the latest research in UK and international contexts. You will also become expert in matters of professional responsibility, integrity and ethics – essential for your later career. At the same time you will build your academic and linguistic skills, including transferable skills such as independent study, critical thinking, and effective oral and written communication.

You will have the option to complete a dissertation, focusing on a research topic of your own choosing. Or you can choose to take additional taught modules. On the dissertation option you will explore a range of research methodologies. You will discover how to apply them and learn how to design and implement your own empirical research.


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Our postgraduate students have the opportunity to work at the heart of active research teams, challenging boundaries and making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society.

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