Sheffield Hallam University TESOL Centre
MEd/PgDip/PgCert Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL
Beginners Not for beginners
Town / City & Region Distance learning , North of England
Tuition Style Group
Tuition Hours Per Week 0.0
Ages 18 - 65
Course Type Teachers
About this course
This course is for experienced in-service language teachers who wish to develop their career potential. The course enables you to broaden your understanding of how language works, how it is learned or acquired,
You explore a wide range of TESOL issues and develop expertise in a specialist area, while building experience in the methodologies that underpin educational research. You also enhance your ability to reflect on your own practice and working environment.
This course improves your ability to
• evaluate critically areas of the TESOL profession’s theory and practice
• extend your knowledge and understanding in specialist areas
• complete a research project related to your working situation
You study core areas such as
• language analysis
• second language acquisition
• testing and evaluation
• materials and syllabus design
You also focus on an area of TESOL relevant to your teaching and explore it further through research, usually based in your own workplace. This research aids your professional development and can benefit your workplace.
This distance learning course is supported with the university's virtual learning environment. No face-to-face attendance is required as you become part of an international community of teachers through on-line discussion and receive email and SKYPE support from tutors.