This course is designed for professionals who wish to develop their critical understanding of recent developments in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). You will cover theory and practice, reflect on your own teaching, and conduct independent research into teaching and learning.
If you are a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) or working in a related profession, this course can help you build on your existing knowledge and experience, improve your career prospects, take up a more senior position within your institution. It will also prepare you for researching your own teaching or applying for a research degree (MPhil/ PhD/EdD).
Our TESOL programme offers a range of modules which provide you with considerable freedom in selecting course components to suit your individual needs and interests. We also encourage you to develop your own areas of interest through your dissertation research.
For the Postgraduate Diploma in TESOL you will need to successfully complete core and elective modules and associated assignments to the value of 120 credits. There is no dissertation requirement.
Modules are taught within a block of three days over extended weekends. At the end of each face-to-face teaching period,you are provided opportunities for tutorials individually, in groups and/or using other means of communication such as email, telephone or video conference.
You can study for an MA Education: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or postgraduate certificate.
Modules are assessed by a 3,500-4,000 word assignment or equivalent.
A holder of an approved professional qualification equivalent to a first degree.
Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
IELTS: 6.5 (no elements below 6.0)
TOEFL (iBT): 100 (minimum of 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements)
IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test
1-2 years full-time, 2-4 years part-time
Source : The University of Nottingham