A TESOL degree (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a one-year taught Masters programme full-time or two-years part-time. It is suitable for recent graduates with an honours degree in English or Linguistics who are interested in becoming a teacher of English as a foreign language.
TESOL courses look in-depth at language, alongside the process of learning and teaching. It incorporates each of the key elements of reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching. Specific areas of TESOL, such as grammar and vocabulary, are also focused on. The demand for TESOL-accredited teachers around the world is high; meaning a qualification in the subject will help secure a position in any number of schools, colleges and language schools.
A TESOL qualification can lead to employment anywhere where there is a demand for English. Foreign language teaching, particularly TESOL, is a huge global industry that offers employment opportunities with fantastic travel experiences. In any profession an employer will value a TESOL graduate’s analytical skills and cross-cultural expertise.
Many TESOL graduates go into English-language teaching in their home country and, by studying TESOL in the UK and immersing yourself in its culture and language, your career prospects in the field will improve dramatically.
A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required to study TESOL at postgraduate level, specifically in the area of English. For international students wishing to study TESOL, an IELTS score of no less than 6.0 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.5 score generally required.
To learn more about the best TESOL courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Education universities in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 below:
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