Structure and content
You will take four modules. Those entering the course with a recent Cambridge DELTA or Trinity College London Licentiate Diploma can apply for accreditation for the pedagogic module:
- (TESPD1) Pedagogy and Practice - This module will provide the basic knowledge of the processes underlying the teaching of the skills and sub-skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking of English. It will also provide an overview of current theory and practice in the teaching of the elements of English: grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
- (TESPD2) Second Language Learning (SLA): Theory and Research - This module will introduce students to the process of language learning to adults and young learners from the perspective of current theory and research. It will engage students in critically exploring some of the main developments in second language theory and research.
- (TESPD3) 21st Century Classroom: Technologies, Concepts and Materials - A practical module which will develop the use of a range of advanced and specialised skills in the production and use of multimedia, computer assisted language learning materials. The module will also provide students with an understanding of the potential and limitations of computers and information technology in language teaching and learning. It will enable participants to identify, select and critically evaluate educational software to enhance their teaching of English.
- (TESPD4) Language and Discourse Analysis - This module will provide an introduction to the techniques of linguistic description and analysis for English language teaching. It will concentrate on the systematic analysis of the grammar of English. It will also develop students’ critical knowledge and understanding of some approaches to analysing discourse in the field of applied linguistics, one of the intellectual fields which informs the teaching of English to speakers of other languages
The Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL is awarded on the successful completion of two coursework modules. The Postgraduate Diploma in TESOL is awarded on successful completion of four coursework modules. The MSc TESOL is awarded upon successful completion of four coursework modules plus a dissertation of 15,000 words.
Delivery and assessment
Delivery of modules is carried out mainly through distance and face to face. Learning and professional development is facilitated by regular guided group work tasks online. Progress is assessed by coursework assignments and, for the MSc, the dissertation.
This will be sent to you once you have completed the application process.
The timetable below is a typical example, but your own timetable may be different.
This will be available towards the end of the summer.
For Academic Year 2015/16
The MSc TESOL online course is currently in the process of being re-developed and will be updated when more detail is available. The areas/topics that will be covered within the course will be:
- Pedagogy and Practice
- Second Language Learning (SLA): Theory and Research
- 21st Century Classroom: Technologies, Concepts and Materials
- Language and Discourse Analysis