After completing a Bachelor’s degree majoring in English Language, I found that I wanted to further improve my English language skills and decided that by studying abroad, I could gain a postgraduate qualification and become more professional as an English teacher.
There are many reasons to study TESOL at Stirling, the main two being the quality of the course and the campus. I received several offers from UK universities, but chose Stirling for its strong reputation and ranking in Education, the professional teaching methods and quality of the tutors. Also, the university campus has beautiful scenery which provides students a good environment to study in.
I really enjoyed all my classes, and although some courses were challenging, the tutors were all very helpful and understanding
I enjoyed the microteaching course for its benefits to my teaching practice, and learning more on English grammar to help improve my English language teaching. All the tutors are professional, respectable, and a joy to learn from.
By graduating from the TESOL course I have definitely made myself more employable, I am now more skilled and have a competitive edge over others when job hunting. The salary in China is also higher for postgraduates!
Prepare for each class then review what you have learnt
Pay attention to your teachers, you can learn a lot from them
Don’t be shy to ask questions and discuss with your tutors and classmates.
Try hard on your assignments, but remember they are there to help you learn too.
When studying in the University library, use the reference books, they are a valuable resource.
The period I spent studying TESOL has left a lasting impression on my life, I had a fulfilling time studying and enjoyed daily life in Stirling. When I returned home to China I recommended Stirling to all my friends!
Since graduating I have become a TOFEL teacher in a foreign language institute in Shanghai, China.