Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

1 year
September 2024

The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) provides your first step towards a rewarding career in English language teaching. It is an exciting opportunity to enter the field of TESOL with no teaching experience.

Why study with us

  • You’ll be taught by members of our friendly TESOL team who have a wealth of expertise and experience.
  • Gain a globally recognised qualification, the Trinity Cert TESOL at no extra cost.
  • Our assessments include a mix of written and oral work which will enable you to develop key professional skills as a teacher of English.
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What you'll do

  • You’ll study modules that will help you to develop a strong foundation of pedagogical and theoretical knowledge of TESOL.
  • You’ll have opportunities to observe and assist experienced teachers of English.
  • You’ll have the chance to take part in employability events which will help you map out the career path you want to take in TESOL.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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How to apply
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The MA TESOL course gives valuable insight into teaching techniques, lesson structures, and how English has developed and is used around the world today.
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Joseph Mansfield
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Academic expertise

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Karen Smith
Senior Lecturer in TESOL
School of Psychology and Humanities

As a highly experienced English as a Second/Foreign Language teacher and teacher-trainer, Karen teaches on the MA and BA TESOL programmes. She specialises in Research Methods and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects. Karen’s research interests include uneven languag…

Dr Josie Leonard
Senior Lecturer in TESOL
School of Psychology and Humanities

Josie is the Course Leader for our MA TESOL course and teaches on our MA TESOL & Applied Linguistics and BA TESOL courses. She has worked here since 2012 as part of the TESOL team and enjoys teaching and training teachers from different contexts. She completed her Doctorate in Ed…

Future careers

The demand for well-qualified English language teaching professionals is increasing. An MA TESOL degree can lead you to career opportunities around the world.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

Teach with Trinity

Teach with Trinity is a series of free, online short courses designed for those who are considering a career in English language teaching. Access the courses using the links below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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