Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Distance Learning (PG Cert) September 2021 entry
The Distance Learning Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages gives students the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest, and study four modules which will be of relevance to their career, as part of their on-going professional development, and interact online with students in St Andrews and around the world.
The TESOL Distance Learning PG Cert is also available to study with a specialism in one of the following areas:
- Assessment and Evaluation
- English for Academic Purposes
- English Medium Instruction
- Teaching Young Learners
- Technology for Teaching.
Postgraduate, leading to a Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert)
- Start date: 6 September 2021
Information about all programmes from previous years of entry can be found in the archive.
Distance Learning students can typically complete their studies in a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters.
Applications are welcomed from all education systems. A good 2.1 Honours degree or 3.3/4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) is typically required in any discipline. The School also consider applications from students who can provide significant professional or other relevant experience alongside evidence of prior alternative learning such as professional qualifications or certifications. If you require further information about our academic entrance requirements in relation to the education system you studied in, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
Some students may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) based on their previous studies, such as DELTA. The International Education Institute considers applications for RPL on a case by case basis in line with the University's recognition of prior learning policy. To confirm the exact amount of credit you could be awarded, please forward your relevant transcript to email@example.com.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the personal statement, and supporting documents.
Home and overseas: £3,300
Wednesday 11 August 2021. Applicants should apply as early as possible to be eligible for certain scholarships and for international visa purposes.
- CV, this should include your personal details with a history of your education and employment (paid or voluntary) to date.
- personal statement, see personal statement guidance for TESOL courses (PDF)
- two original signed references (at least one of which must be academic)
- academic transcripts and degree certificates
- evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language). If you have not yet taken an English language test, this can be submitted at a later date. Any offer of a place would then be conditional on attaining evidence of your English language competence.
For more guidance, see supporting documents and references for postgraduate taught programmes.