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ELT/TESOL Studies (MA)

Master of Arts
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2023

About this course

Study the theory and practice of English Language Teaching (ELT) with our MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) master’s degree.

You can apply for this course if you have recently graduated and are starting your career in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

This UK-based MA ELT TESOL is ideal for graduates who want to teach English as a second or additional language, or work in the teaching education sector.   

Our English language teaching master's degree will help you develop specialist knowledge and skills in TESOL and related linguistic areas.  

On MA TESOL you’ll study the most recent approaches to the curriculum, assessment and pedagogy (interactions between teachers, students, and the learning environment and tasks) and have the opportunity to pursue your interests. Optional modules you can study include subjects like: 

  • learner autonomy 
  • English as an international language 

On this TESOL studies course you’ll explore the theory and practice of English language teaching. You’ll be prepared to challenge current practices and take an innovative approach to your future career as a leader in the field.    

Our graduates are employed across the world in all areas of the English language teaching profession. 

If you’re already teaching English through TESOL and want to advance your career, take a look at our MA English Language Teaching TESOL course.

Course lead

Your course leader, Dr Sarah Rule, has research interests in language acquisition and processing.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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