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.


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;


    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 teacher.


      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.

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    • 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.
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    • 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).
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