As global business markets expand, skilled TESOL educators are increasingly needed in corporate and education sectors around the world.
In the Master of TESOL you will study a combination of practical and theoretical units which come together to provide a valuable learning experience. You will take units which develop your basic skills in TESOL and improve your English language awareness, and will explore theories which underpin English language teaching. You will gain confidence as a language educator to be able to use technology in your teaching, to provide students with effective learning experiences.
You will better understand the role of language in society and special topics such as Global Englishes. You will also develop your skills in research, undertaking a research project in your final year.
You will graduate as a skilled language educator with cross-cultural and linguistic awareness, and you will have the potential to find work in countries around the world.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What jobs can the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages lead to?
- TESOL (EAL/D) teacher
What you'll learn
- demonstrate an ability to apply the theoretical principles and concepts which underpin contemporary TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) specific practices
- develop an understanding of the diverse needs of students and an ability to frame creative solutions to problems of pedagogy
- demonstrate an ability to access key texts in the field, analyse key concepts critically and synthesise information from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives
- communicate effectively, including the ability to communicate key concepts relevant to TESOL
- develop an awareness of available technologies and insight into how they can be used creatively to a specific advantage in TESOL
- engage with the theoretical and practical implications for TESOL in a global context
- develop an appreciation of the value of cultural and linguistic diversity and its place in TESOL
- formulate and investigate problems, propose solutions to current practices, and reflect critically on the relevant empirical and theoretical literature
- demonstrate capacity for independent self-directed learning; critically evaluate personal performance through a range of learning interactions; respond to feedback with a view to development as a reflective practitioner and lifelong learner