TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Pre-Service

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 11.1 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 24 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:6159 Duration:12 months

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This masters programme draws on the IOE's expertise in English language teaching to provide students who have little or no teaching experience with a comprehensive introduction to the field.


This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • gain a critical awareness of language and discourse systems required for teaching
  • learn current theories of language acquisition
  • learn practical methods and approaches currently used in English language teaching
  • apply a truly international perspective to their studies.

Who is this programme for?

Graduates from relevant subject areas such as English, foreign languages or education with little or no teaching experience and a strong interest in English language teaching.

If you have two years or more teaching experience, you should apply for our

Related topics (subject to validation)

  • Second language acquisition
  • English in Diverse World Contexts
  • The Multilingual Classroom
  • Sociolinguistics and Sociocultural Theory
  • Assessment Issues and Practice
  • Educational testing
  • Education and Development in Asia
  • Learning and Teaching in Technologies.

Core topics (subject to validation)

  • ELT Theories and Frameworks
  • ELT and the Learner.

Normally, a good first degree in a relevant field (e.g. English language, literature, modern foreign languages, linguistics, education).

Financial aid for international students

These pages offer advice on how to identify funding to support yourself and pay your course fees during your studies. For information about the fees that you can expect to pay, see the individual course pages.

For country-specific information, please visit our international student country pages.


One of the conditions of gaining a place on your course and obtaining your student visa will be your ability to cover your fees and living expenses for the duration of the course. If you think you are going to need financial assistance to help you complete your course, it is important to start looking into this as far in advance as possible.

You are strongly advised not to travel to the UK to begin a course of study without making sure you have enough money to cover all your academic fees and living expenses. It is unlikely that you will be able to make arrangements for financial support once you have left your own country; and the immigration authorities will not allow you to enter the UK unless you have sufficient evidence to show that you can cover the costs of your proposed study.

IOE scholarships

Find out about the financial help we offer our masters and doctoral students.

Other sources of financial support

A good starting point is your own Ministry of Education as they may have details of scholarship opportunities for study abroad, and will be able to advise you on your own government's conditions for such awards.

Visit Education UK, the British Council's site. The home page offers a link to a database of scholarships as well as information on courses at all levels, how much it costs to study, and British life and culture. There is also an on-line budget planner which will help you to ensure you have the finances to study in the UK.

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