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MEd Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) – Distance learning

This part-time and work-based route is for experienced teaching practitioners who wish to develop their professional skills and subject knowledge. The course is delivered by distance learning so you develop your knowledge, skills and reflective practice through classroom-based research within your own teaching context.

MEd/PgDip/PgCert TESOL (English for Academic Purposes) – Distance learning

This part-time and work-based route is for experienced in-service language teachers who wish to develop their career into English for academic purposes (EAP). It includes the forms of language analysis, teaching techniques, and research practices surrounding the emerging field of EAP. The course encourages reflective practice and application of pedagogical skills.

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes – Distance learning

There is a growing demand for qualified teachers in EAP. This part-time and work-based course is for experienced teachers who wish to specialise in teaching EAP to international students who are studying or preparing for study at university. The course is delivered by distance learning so you can continue to work while developing your knowledge and skills.

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 supervisor

Study English language

Before you start your degree course

The University's degree courses have an IELTS requirement. Our pre-sessional courses help you meet your IELTS target. The table below gives an example of how this works. The courses finish in time to start your course in September or January.

Current IELTS score Required IELTS score Which pre-sessional course(s) you study How long you study an English language course for
IELTS 5.5 6 Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes Five weeks
IELTS 5 6 Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes Ten weeks
IELTS 4 6 Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) then Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP) LEAP plus the 10/5 weeks PEAP course

During your degree course

It's a good idea to study English while you're doing your course. We offer 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.

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