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TESOL student testimonials


I have been studying with the University of St. Andrews since last year. I have studied via distance learning before but what sets St. Andrews apart is the exceptional communication and engagement. Any updates or news pertaining to the University is communicated to me as well, so despite the distance, I feel like an active member of the St. Andrews community.  All the members of staff are supportive and accessible, from the tutors, to the course coordinators, to the administration team, all questions are answered timeously. 

The course content itself is relevant and pertinent, and I am already able to incorporate what I am learning into my current teaching. I particularly enjoy the fact that the course is interactive. On the online forum we are able to discuss and share ideas with like-minded professionals from all over the world which makes it a richer learning experience. Choosing to study with the University of St. Andrews is the best decision and investment I have made.

Fatima, South Africa
Postgraduate Certificate with a Specialism in English for Academic Purposes - Distance Learning

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I joined the distance learning MSc TESOL with a Specialism in Teaching Young Learner programme in Autumn 2019 and feel confident that it is equipping me to reach my full potential as an English teacher. Lectures and tasks are varied. They are relevant to the needs of English teachers working globally in the 21st century and I can apply what I learn in the classroom. Lecturers are supportive and understand the challenges of studying and working simultaneously.

Gemma, Austria
MSc TESOL with a Specialism in Teaching Young Learners - Distance Learning

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I have really enjoyed my time in St Andrews. The teachers were very kind and helpful. The curriculum was well structured and I appreciated the learning experience so much. St Andrews has been my dream university since I was a teenager. I am lucky to have studied here for my Master’s degree. This year has been the most significant and unforgettable year of my life. Thank you St Andrews.

Chen, China

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I have decided to study MSc TESOL with specialism in English for Academic Purposes so that I could return to teaching after years of holding various jobs. It is an excellent course for experienced teachers as well as people entirely new to teaching. The modules are delivered in a challenging but engaging manner with emphasis on lively discussions. The flexibility of the course and the support and feedback from my instructors have helped me in overcoming the challenges of working and studying at the same time. Overall, an unforgettable experience! 

Rafal, Poland
MSc TESOL with a Specialism in English for Academic Purposes - Distance Learning


It’s really lucky for me to study TESOL in the University of St Andrews. Every teacher here is so considerate and is always ready to help. What impresses me most in the small-size class is that discussions are always encouraged and whenever we have questions we can feel free to ask. The happy and unforgettable experience in St Andrews is worth treasuring forever.

Siwei, China