Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (by Distance) MA - 2020 Entry
Part time 24 Month(s)
This part-time, web-based programme aims to provide flexibility so that you can study alongside your existing work and personal commitments.
We aim to equip teachers with up-to-date knowledge and skills that will enable them to work in a variety of language teaching contexts. English language teachers who have at least two years’ experience in the field would be suitable candidates for this degree programme.
You will be able to choose from a range of module topics ideally relating to your academic interests and benefit your work. We aim to use the latest pedagogical principles in distance education and web-based learning and teaching, you will have the opportunity to access a variety of technological tools to enhance your learning experience.
The programme usually has three main areas of focus:
- To familiarise you with important academic research and theories relating to TESOL;
- To highlight issues of contemporary interest in the field of TESOL, and discuss how attitudes towards these issues are changing and becoming more enlightened;
- To develop your skills in handling applied linguistic research for conducting evidence-based enquiry within the field of TESOL.
This programme usually begins in late September and is administered online via our virtual learning environment. Throughout all of the modules and the dissertation component you will have one-to-one access to our team of teaching staff for individual academic supervision, guidance and feedback, as well as taking part in web-based seminars
Enhancing your career
The quality of Lancaster’s TESOL courses is recognised by employers world-wide and former students have taken up prestigious teaching positions in Ministries of Education, Curriculum Development Centres and Research Centres in countries around the world.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
(Applicants holding the Diploma in English Language Teaching (DELTA) qualification may be eligible for exemption from paer of the programme and a 10% fee reduction).
The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.
If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.
What are tuition fees for?
Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.
The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.
How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?
Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.
What support is available towards tuition fees?
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.