Study a subject with global relevance at a Department known as a centre of excellence in TESOL and Applied Linguistics worldwide. With 1,300 graduates in more than 40 countries pursuing careers in education, governmental and industry related fields at all levels, the University’s long-established MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is dedicated to building expertise in the field.
Our postgraduate programmes promote
intellectual rigour, imaginative insight
and critical awareness, and develop
professionals who are thoughtful
practitioners. They are flexibly delivered
to suit individual needs, and all modules
are carefully designed to connect theory
Specialist tracks are available for those with
and without teaching experience. You can
choose either dissertation or portfolio
tracks, and pick from an exceptionally wide
range of core and optional modules.
Both independence and interactional
competence are promoted through our
mix of lectures, small-class seminars and
blended online support. Our Department
supplements University pastoral care with
individual academic tutor support and
academic study skills training.
Located on one of the most beautiful
campuses in the UK, our specialist facilities
include outstanding library collections in
TESOL/Applied Linguistics, a self-access
language learning centre, and access to
Looking for postgraduate research opportunities?
Come to Reading for your PhD or professional doctorate and join a talented and diverse community of fellow researchers working to improve lives across the globe.