TESOL courses in the UK
Introduction to TESOL
A degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is generally a one-year taught Masters programme full-time, or two-years part-time. It is suitable for recent graduates with an honours degree in English, linguistics of education, who are interested in becoming a teacher of English to foreign languages.
Most TESOL courses look in-depth at language, alongside the process of learning and teaching it and it incorporates each of the key elements of reading, writing, speaking and listening. As well as the theoretical aspects of language, the practical aspects of teaching will also be assessed. Specific areas of TESOL, such as grammar and vocabulary, are also focused on.
The demand for TESOL-accredited teachers around the world is high, meaning a qualification in the subject will help secure a position in any number of schools, colleges and language schools.
Careers in TESOL
A TESOL qualification can lead to employment anywhere in the world where there is a demand for English. Foreign language teaching, particularly TESOL, is a huge global industry that offers employment opportunities with fantastic travel experiences. In any profession an employer will value a TESOL graduate’s analytical skills and cross-cultural expertise.
Many TESOL graduates go into English-language teaching in their home country and, by studying TESOL in the UK and immersing yourself in its culture and language, your career prospects in the field will improve dramatically.
What are the entry requirements for TESOL?
A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required to study TESOL at postgraduate level, specifically in the area of English. For international students wishing to study TESOL, an IELTS score of no less than 6.0 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.5 score generally required at most universities.
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Where can I study TESOL in the UK?
To learn more about some of the best TESOL universities in the UK, please find details on the top ten ranking TESOL universities:
- University of Cambridge
- University of Edinburgh
- University College London
- Newcastle University
- University of Sheffield
- University of York
- Queen Mary, University of London
- University of Oxford
- Cardiff University
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