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MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) – Full time study in Sheffield

This is a full-time course for both graduates interested in a career in language teaching and experienced teachers who want to develop their skills and knowledge. You will work with English language tutors and international language learners to study and research aspects of TESOL in ways that support your development as a language teacher. Students on this course who meet the English language requirements also have the opportunity to take the Trinity College Certificate in TESOL which includes observed teaching practice. MA TESOL students are also supported in developing their academic reading and writing through dedicated language development classes and activities.

Trinity College Certificate in TESOL

Students on a range of Sheffield Hallam University undergraduate degrees can take this internationally recognised initial English language teaching qualification as part of their undergraduate degree. The course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of English teaching, and an insight into the challenges facing the learner and the role of the teacher.

Gaining a Trinity College Certificate in TESOL as part of your undergraduate degree allows you to gain professional recognition and greatly enhance your employability and professional profile.

PhD in Education (part-time and full-time)

We invite applications from PhD candidates to pursue research in all major aspects of TESOL. Click here to find out more about our specialist areas and supervisors.

University Advanced Professional Certificate Teaching English for Academic Purposes (Distance Learning)

Professional EAP practice opens up a range of exciting career opportunities across the globe. On this flexible short course, you'll build on your EFL knowledge, pedagogy and professional practice and discover how you can teach EAP effectively in a higher education context.

  • Help your students to understand complex academic discourse.
  • Understand student transitions as they access higher education, study specific disciplines and tackle academic culture.
  • Critque learning approaches and the role of the EAP practitioner.
  • Apply a syllabus informed by the BALEAP competency framework.
  • Progress in your teaching and educational management career with a postgraduate qualification and transferable academic credit.

Study English language

Before you start your degree course

The University's degree courses have English Language entry requirements. Our Pre-Sessional English for Academic Purposes course helps you meet yours English language entry requirements target. The pre-sessional course finishes in time to start your undergraduate / postgraduate course in September or January.

The TESOL Centre is responsible for running the International Foundation Programme in Business, Law and Social Sciences and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and International Education Management (1 year top-up).

During your degree course

It's a good idea to study English while you're doing your course. We offer free English for academic purposes (EAP) classes and one-to-one tutorials as part of the University English Scheme. You don't need to apply for these courses until you have started your degree here. We also offer credit-bearing academic language modules on some undergraduate courses. If you are eligible to study these modules, you will be able to apply when you select your elective modules.

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