Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Distance MSc (Sept 2021 Entry)University of St Andrews
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Distance MSc (Sept 2021 Entry)
The TESOL MSc Distance Learning gives students with an interest in this field the opportunity to integrate the theory and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages, with the flexibility to select modules of interest and of benefit to your future career.
The MSc in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Distance Learning is designed to be useful to both experienced English language teachers as well as those considering a career in English language teaching.
Applications are welcomed from all education systems. A good 2.1 Honours degree or 3.3/4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) is typically required in any discipline. The School also consider applications from students who can provide significant professional or other relevant experience alongside evidence of prior alternative learning such as professional qualifications or certifications.
Some students may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) based on their previous studies, such as DELTA. The International Education Institute considers applications for RPL on a case by case basis in line with the University's recognition of prior learning policy.
For direct entry to an MSc TESOL program, you will need an overall score in IELTS (Academic) of 6.5, with a minimum subscore of 6.0 or the equivalent. Students with a lower score may be eligible for a pre-sessional course.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Action Research for Teachers
- Language Teaching Methodology
- Linguistics for Language Teachers
- Second Language Acquisition
- Teaching and Researching
You will choose three optional modules from the following list, subject to timetabling restrictions:
- Assessment and Evaluation
- English Medium Instruction
- English for Academic Purposes
- Teaching Young Learners
- Technology for Teaching
The modules are delivered in a variety of ways such as:
- recorded lectures
- recorded mini-lectures
- online chatrooms
- guided writing
- intensive feedback sessions on your work.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
TESOL graduates are equipped with a range of skills and experiences which allow them to take on a variety of roles. The majority of TESOL students work within education, either as teachers or lecturers, as researchers, or as policymakers. Other graduates work in publishing, journalism and management.
Lecturers within the International Education Institute have a wealth of both teaching and leadership experience in TESOL, in a range of locations globally. They are active in using their international networks and experience to support and advise students on future career development. Current teaching staff have taught or held educational leadership roles in China, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA and Vietnam.
About this institute
University of St Andrews
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The University of St Andrews is situated in a truly beautiful location. Part of a seaside town it is a picturesque and inspirational location to pursue your studies, where you will have the thinking space needed to be your very best. As a smaller university our size is one of our greatest strengths with class sizes allowing for a close and individual learning experience and giving great access and support from your teachers.
Graduates of St Andrews are highly sought after by employers around the world due to our reputation for excellence. A qualification from St Andrews will help you reach your ambitions and kickstart your career.
Consistently ranked as the best student academic experience in the UK by students in the National Student Survey, your time as a student in St Andrews will be unique and rewarding, leaving you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.
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