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International/EU: £15,860 per year
- Learn how to plan, teach and present English language lessons and learning activities.
- Critically reflect on teaching experiences.
- Understand how teaching and learning principles are applied to teaching practice.
- Learn about contemporary international English language education and undertake a small research study.
TESOL involves teaching English to children or adults in varied international educational settings. The course focuses on developing English for education and language teaching, issues in education, teaching methods and comparative research. Successful completion can help you progress to the MA TESOL, MA Education or an initial English language teaching qualification.
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How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
This course adopts a student-centred approach to learning with opportunities to interact with other learners, apply your knowledge to language teaching problems and reflect on experience. You will observe, be taught and mentored by staff with extensive experience of English language teaching, supporting international students and initial teacher training on undergraduate programmes.
The course aims to provide students with the skills most valued by employers: identifying and solving problems, exhibiting criticality in thinking and writing, communicating effectively and working as a team.
You learn through
- seminars exploring key concepts in language teaching, policy and research
- practical workshops with active learning tasks
- observing lessons taught by experienced teachers
- 1:1 supervision, tutorials and lesson planning guidance
- reflecting on teaching experiences
- individual and group presentations
- structured and independent study
- technology enhanced learning
Course leaders and tutors
I am the course leader for Trinity Certificate TESOL, which is taken by undergraduates on a range of courses
Throughout the course, your studies will be applied through research projects and modules, as well as in the teaching of groups and individuals. You'll consider certain aspects of learning in detail, and gain an in-depth knowledge of the English language.
Throughout, you'll reflect on your learning and teaching experiences, and develop your own practice. You'll be supported throughout in academic tutorials, which will help you to develop and identify ways to improve.
There will also be networking opportunities with other students studying on undergraduate and postgraduate TESOL modules.
This course prepares you for a career in
- teaching English to Speakers of other Languages
- further studies
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- classroom technologies and equipment to prepare for classroom teaching
- activity schedules to help structure and manage your individual learning experience
- authentic English language teaching materials, course book, resource books and audio-visual resources
- print and electronic resources in the Learning Centre
- digital resources in a virtual learning environment
- language learning applications
- specialist data bases to access current material relevant to individual modules
Applicants normally need to hold 240 from Levels 4 and 5 or equivalent. You would have normally have studied a qualification such as:
• a Foundation Degree or Diploma e.g. the Diploma of Dazhuan, with some relevant content in language or education at Level 4 and Level 5.
If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
We welcome applications from people of any age. There may be some flexibility in entry requirements provided you have other relevant learning or experience. This must show that you will benefit from and successfully finish the course.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Comparative Research Of Education||Credits: 20||
|Module: Contemporary Issues In Education||Credits: 20||
|Module: English For Academic Study And Education||Credits: 20||
|Module: Induction To Classroom Teaching||Credits: 20||
|Module: Language For English Language Teachers||Credits: 20||
|Module: Teaching Individual Language Learners||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting this course in 2022/2023 are £9,250 per year.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF, 262.8KB)
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