MA in TESOL Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Our innovative MA TESOL Distance Learning
programme is an ECPU accredited programme that
has been developed by a team of experts to prepare
students and educators for global careers as ESL/
EFL teachers and course developers. It is designed for
those who may have little or no substantial teaching
experience but who wish to gain a substantial
postgraduate qualification early in their professional
lives in the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers
of Other Languages). The programme provides a
strong professional foundation for developing practical
teaching skills and aims to develop in the student an
understanding of a range of disciplines and areas of
professional activity which underpin the field of TESOL.
The faculty includes specialised and experienced
academics and ESOL professionals all of whom have
doctorate degrees from some of the best European
or American universities. They are actively involved
in research and committed to supporting students
throughout their academic journey.
A POSTGRADUATE DEGREE THAT OPENS MANY
English is the language of global communications,
and demand for TESOL professionals is greater than
ever before. Our graduates can work for universities
and other public and private schools, international
corporations, governments, and in private practice
locally and abroad. They can teach English to people
of all ages and all walks of life, administering and
designing ESOL courses and curricula, and developing
new teaching methods. The MA TESOL Distance
Learning is increasingly the degree of preference for
employers both domestically and abroad.
This MA TESOL Distance Learning programme has
the following main aims:
to provide students with a strong professional
foundation for developing practical teaching skills
in relation to TESOL;
to equip students with the linguistic knowledge,
cultural understanding, and pedagogical training
essential to the various aspects of TESOL;
to provide theoretical and/or practical support for
actual situations within the language classroom;
to develop students’ skills in critical reading and
ability to design a research project;
to provide the theoretical and/or practical basis
required for the study of a doctoral degree;
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES
On completion of this programme, students will have
the ability to:
critically analyse relevant professional issues
affecting current educational practices in the area
of English language learning and teaching;
reflect on and evaluate the quality of language
teaching and learning;
fully and confidently defend their ideas on
language teaching and learning;
design, evaluate, develop and implement lessons
and materials in English language teaching;
design, develop and implement research in their
chosen area of specialisation;
design and evaluate course curricula in relation to
English language teaching and learning;
critically assess and reflect upon one’s own
practice and development as an English language
DURATION OF PROGRAMME
The minimum duration of the programme is 3 semesters and the maximum 9 semesters. The programme can be completed on a part-time or on a full-time basis.
- Completed Application Form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Attested copies of Bachelor Degree of at least a lower second class [2:2] Bachelor degree [or equivalent] in English Language/English Linguistic and/or English Literature from a recognised university.
- Attested copies of transcript.
- Personal Statement.
- Teaching experience is not essential but preferred. Tutoring experience is helpful.
- Applicants with a lower grade or whose degree is in related subjects will be considered on their own merits.
- Dr Maria Economidou-Kogetsidis – MA TESOL Coordinator - Associate Professor (PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Nottingham, UK).
- Dr Chris Alexander - Assistant Professor (Doctorate in Education, University of Bristol, UK).
- Dr Christine Hagedorn-Savvidou – Assistant Professor (Doctorate in Teacher Education, University of Nottingham, UK).
- Dr Androulla Papakyriakou - Assistant Professor (Dr Andry Sophocleous - Assistant Professor (PhD in Applied Linguistics, Kingston University, UK)
- Dr Mary Georgiou - Lecturer (Doctorate in Teacher Education, University of Nottingham, UK).
- Dr Katherine Fincham - Lecturer (Doctorate in Education, Bilingualism, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK).
- Dr Niki Christodoulou - Assistant Professor (Doctorate in Teacher Education, University of Nottingham, UK).
- Dr Anna-Maria Andreou - Lecturer (PhD in Applied Linguistics and Education, University of London, UK).