TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages), M.A. in UK

University College London

Study in:United Kingdom
29 days
Deadline: 26 Jul 2019


This masters degree in TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) from University College London (UCL) will:

  • enhance your understanding of key concepts and ideas dealt with in the professional and academic literature relevant to TESOL
  • give you insight into a wider range of perspectives on the theory, policy and practice of TESOL
  • analyse, synthesise and evaluate primary and secondary sources
  • help you to plan and implement small-scale research projects
  • develop your aptitude for sustained and independent argument
  • increase your capacity for critical self-reflection.


This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • discuss and debate issues related to teaching English as a foreign or second language
  • explore the interface between theory and practice
  • discuss your ongoing work in individual tutorials, and receive detailed feedback on drafts of assessed work
  • reflect on your own professional work in the light of current theory and research in TESOL
  • envisage new possibilities for action in the future.

Who is this program for?

Practising teachers of English as a second or foreign language (ESL, EFL, ESOL) throughout the world. We accept teachers of other languages on the understanding that most of the examples used during the program will be drawn from English language teaching.

Program Structure

Core topics

  • Language learning and teaching
  • Describing and analysing language
  • Research skills

Related topics (please note that you may not be able to study all topics in any one year)

  • Discourse, society and culture
  • English in diverse world contexts
  • Language teacher development
  • Materials development
  • The second language learning experience
  • Technology and language teaching and learning
  • English for academic purposes
  • Language, culture and identity
  • Multilingual and multicultural London

Length of programme

One year full-time or two years part-time


Campus-based programme: Face-to-face daytime and/or evening sessions

Distance learning program: Online learning

Academic Requirements

Entry requirements vary from course to course, so please check individual pages of the prospectus or website for full details.

Applicants for taught Masters programs are required to provide evidence of:AUK honors degree or accepted equivalent.

English language proficiency at the level set out in our academic regulations. We accept IELTs(overall 7.0, reading 6.5, writing 6.0), TOEFL(paper 650, computerised 280, internet 100) and Pearson Test of English Academic Scores (68-70).Applicants automatically meet the English proficiency requirement if they hold a degree from a majority English speaking country issued within the last 3 years, or if they have been educated from secondary school on wards in a majority English speaking country.

Applicants for taught Masters programs are required to write a personal supporting statement of 700-850 words.

The personal statement is an important part of the application and it is to be completed in accordance with paragraph 10 of the guidance notes on ‘Completing your UKPASS application’. Where a supporting statement does not provide adequate evidence of ability to study at Masters level, qualifying routes may be offered to applicants.

Detailed Program Facts


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