MA Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Program Description

MA TESOL at Ulster is an exciting programme for individuals who wish to develop their teaching ability and knowledge about language. Whether you are a qualified teacher or have no previous teaching experience, the MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at Ulster is designed to enhance your teaching and communication skills and explore how people from different cultures learn languages.

Ulster’s TESOL programme is the only master's level TESOL course in the UK which offers an overseas teaching placement. You will have the opportunity to complete a placement in Gyor, Hungary, and teach English to non-native speakers, in either a state primary or secondary school. Throughout the programme you will enhance your creativity and learn to adapt your teaching style and approach in order to effectively support a range of learners, with consideration to ethical and cultural differences.

You will also improve your research skills which will enable you to further your knowledge, particularly when completing the dissertation component of the MA, on a topic of your choice. Employability is embedded within the programme design. A unique feature of the course is the eight-week ERASMUS-funded teaching placement in Hungary. This offers an authentic environment where you will have the opportunity to put your learning into practice.Graduates of this programme have gained work as English language teachers in private language schools, further education colleges, universities and schools in the UK, Ireland and in many countries all over the world. Some have progressed to work in EAL related fields, others to doctoral study whilst others have got jobs as on-line English language teachers or developer of online langauge teaching resources. Students have gone on to work in teaching related areas: for example, developers of online English language teaching materials; whilst some of the students use their qualification to work for charities abroad in developing countries.

Admission Requirements

IELTS Requirements

Listening Reading Writing Speaking Overall
5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 6

Remarks:

IELTS Waiver for Indian Student:-A Minimum mark of 70% in English in the standard XII examinations in the Central Boards(CBSE/ICSE or the State boards of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka). No time limit.

Course Features
  • Country United Kingdom
  • City Belfast
  • State Northern Ireland
  • Course Duration 1 Year
  • Application fee 0 GBP
  • Tuition fees yearly 15,360 GBP
  • Cost of Living per year 10,000 GBP
  • Starting dates September
  • IELTS (Total) 6
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