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Become an expert in teaching English as a foreign language. Be prepared to handle a range of situations and learning context

Course Duration: Full-time 1 year or Part-time 2 years

Intakes: September | January | April

Mode of Study: Online

The online Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) degree program is designed to prepare students with the global language teaching skills required to successfully teach English to non-native English speakers.


The program prepares teachers for a variety of classroom situations and provides a detailed insight into and understanding of the essential knowledge bases of English language teaching professionals. 

By completing this program you will earn a Level 7 TESOL diploma and a TESOL Masters degree.

Our Master in TESOL consists of 6 modules and a capstone project. The degree consists of a combined total of 180 UK credits (36 US credits), 1800 hours of TQT and 27 Guided Learning Hours.


There are two phases to completing the MA in TESOL:

  1. Completing the mandatory 6 modules which are worth 20 credits each. Completing this mandatory 6 modules will result in the awarding of a TESOL diploma worth 120 credits.

  2. To complete the requisite 180 credits to graduate with a full Master’s students will then complete a Capstone project which is an additional 60 credits.

For entry onto the Master in TESOL program, learners must:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field

  • Learner should 21 years or older at the beginning of the course

  • Preferably with previous experience teaching English as a second language or working with non-native English speakers.

If a learner is not a national of an English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency* at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 51

  • IELTS overal score of 6.5; with no score lower than 5.5

*Candidates who do not have evidence of English competency can take an internal exam with Eton University which is offered in collaboration with Think English. This internal exam is offered to Eton University applicants at the exclusive rate of $45.

The qualification is assessed by essays, lesson plans, reports and other designed projects.

Students will download and submit their assessment through our online learning platform. The final project is a 12,000 word dissertation.

To obtain Master of TESOL degree candidates must fulfill the following requirements:   

  • A pass in all modules and a successful completion of 180 credits in total

Unit 1: Second Language Acquisition and Learning 

The aim of this unit is to teach learners second language aquisition theories and thier teaching applications.

Unit 2: Assessment in TESOL

The aim of this unit is to provide participants with an opportunity to review recent developments in approaches to language testing, and to examine critically professional practices in the light of these developments. 

Unit 3: Principles of Course and Materials Design

This unit aims to develop TESOL practitioners’ understanding of needs-informed evaluation, adoption, adaptation, and design of contextually-appropriate TESOL materials and courses.

Unit 4: Linguistucs in TESOL

This unit aims to explore the structure of English and consider how a knowledge of linguistics can be applied to English language teaching.

Unit 5: Teaching Language

This unit discusses the rise of English from a small national language to the world’s most important lingua franca, and the implication for teaching English that come with this meteoric rise. 

Unit 6: Research Methods in Education

This unit aims to help students develop essential learning skills, critical thinking skills and academic writing skills, while understanding the principles of research design in relation to TESOL and Applied Linguistics.

Capstone Project

Drawing on the knowledge and skills gained during the programme, students create a research project that enables them to further their educational experience. By independently examining the theories and methods traditionally used to tackle real-life situations , policies and management issues, and by communicating logically and formulating meaningful claims, students are asked to challenge the existing ideas and propose new solutions. The project’s aim is to contribute  both to the students’ professional development as well as to the advancement of the education field. 


There are a vast number of career opportunities available after achieving an the MA TESOL.

Students also have the opportunity to progress to a doctoral degree in education.

Careers related to this degree include:

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Curriculum specialist for educational and government institutions

  • Language academy/ESL program director

  • Community college adult ESL educators

  • Private tutor

  • Home-based online ESL instructor

  • Academic advisor

  • Materials writer

Online Teaching

Tuition &
Course Materials

Students will study this program through our Hybrid Learning model.

This virtual study mode allows flexibility and expert-led teaching to be accessed from anywhere. Students only need their laptop and a stable internet connection. Each module contains 4 one-to-one or small group sessions with the tutor. Sessions are recorded and available to be rewatched at any time through the learning portal. The learning management system gives students access to course materials and resources relevant to the study programme, such as textbooks, presentations, case studies and guides. If required, additional private tuition hours can be booked.

Our program is delivered in partnership with Notting Hill College & TQUK

The first phase of this program is delivered through Notting Hill College. You can view their website here 

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The certificate for the first phase is awarded by TQUK and accredited by Ofqual.

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