|Location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£14,950.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
an overall grade of 2:2 and above
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with a minimum component score of 5.5 except for 6.0 in writing)
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This is a Masters course that can take you into employment anywhere in the world.
If you are enthusiastic about teaching English as a foreign or second language, then our course offers you vocationally-relevant, research-led training of the highest quality, taught by academics known for their teaching excellence.
You explore teaching methods and the description of English used in the investigation of language learning and teaching, and study additional topics according to your needs. These might include:
- How second language learners acquire vocabulary, and how vocabulary can be taught
- Computer-assisted language-learning
- Literature and language-learning
- Materials design and evaluation
- Teaching Writing in EFL/ESL
Whether you have no prior teaching experience or are already an English language teacher, this course can be adapted to suit you. If you have little or no previous teaching experience, you receive ‘hands on’ teaching practice throughout the course, while if you already have more than two year’s full-time teaching experience, you can undertake specialist study instead.
We are one of the largest and most prestigious language and linguistics departments in the world, a place where talented students become part of an academic community in which the majority of research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, placing us firmly within the top 10 departments in the UK and ranked among the top 150 departments on the planet according to the QS World [University] Rankings  for linguistics.
If you want a global outlook, are interested in human communication, and want to study for a degree with real-world practical value in a world-class department, welcome to Essex.
Teaching Practice I
Description of Language for TEFL/ELT and Applied Linguistics
Approaches, Methods and Teacher Development for TEFL/TESOL
Research Methods I
Assignment Writing and Dissertation Preparation
Research Methods II
Second Language Vocabulary: Learning, Teaching and Use (optional)
Topics in the Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching (optional)
Foundations of Computer Assisted Language Learning (optional)
Literature and Language Teaching (optional)
Materials Design and Evaluation (optional)
Teaching, Listening and Speaking (optional)
Teaching and Learning Grammar (optional)
Teaching English to Young Learners: Principles and Practice (optional)
Teaching Practice II (optional)
Reflective Practitioner (optional)
Teaching Reading and Writing in TEFL/TESOL (optional)
Takers of our MA TEFL and other courses in English Language Teaching come with the specific intention of entering the ELT/TESOL profession, which they duly go on to do.
Students on these courses often join us after a career in English teaching, to update their expertise and return to the classroom with a career enhancement.
The specialist knowledge you gain enables you to take senior or specialist roles (for example in computer-assisted language-learning, ESP or teaching young learners), not necessarily only in the classroom but also in educational advice and management, programme evaluation, syllabus design and teacher education.