The University of Reading

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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Rank: 39 (TCUG)

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Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £16450

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Our MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a leading course from one of world's best known centres in TESOL and Applied Linguistics.It is suitable for graduates already working or just starting a career in the field of English as a second/foreign language and who wish to develop and deepen specialist knowledge and skills in TESOL and related linguistic areas.This course is designed for those with little or no teaching experience. It involves a completion of a portfolio based on own classroom observations and teaching experience gained during the summer term in our renowned International Study and Language Institute (ISLI).It connects theory with practice to build relevant teaching expertise in key TESOL areas, and provides up-to-date, thorough and critical knowledge of the field taught by top researchers and teachers.This course offers flexibility through a choice of tracks to suit individual needs and experiences using small-group teaching and a wide choice of optional modules are available.Our specialist research areas include testing and assessment; second language acquisition, intercultural communication, second language teaching, multilingualism, vocabulary studies, language teaching and creativity, language curriculum design, EFL teacher training, child language development, language and migration, world Englishes, sociolinguistics and teaching young learners.


Entry requirements

You are normally required to have an undergraduate upper second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) as well as a minimum of one year's relevant work experience. Those with other qualifications and who might not have a year's work experience may also be considered for entry. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

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IELTS: 6.5 (no element below 6.0)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Reading, Teacher training and education .

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International students

Students from around the world arrive in Reading to study and one of the best places to start is the Student Helpdesk. There are also facilities to help with information about immigration and visas paperwork and support from the International Student Advisor that will be assigned to every student. Before students first arrive, there is an international Pre-arrival E-mentoring scheme to help them prepare for their time at Reading and basic facilities such as a university jargon buster for those to whom English isn't a first language. Cultural awareness programs help international students feel more at home and there is financial and budgeting advice available as well to help learn about the cost of life in the UK. Reading University Students Union (RUSU) is the representative of all students' interests within the university. It also operate a number of Junior Common Rooms, a radio station, newspaper and over 160 different groups and organisations. It operates the Student Union building on the Whiteknights campus, which has seating for 2000 people as well as two bars and a number of shops. Organisations include everything from dancing clubs to musical organisations. There is something for existing interests as well as taking up something new and even Open Mic nights at the bar and Live Band opportunities. There are over 50 different sports clubs as well as fitness facilities and plenty of fun ways to keep fit. Most of these are operated by the Student Union Sports Federation and take part in the inter-university BUCS league.

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