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TESOL degrees abroad

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) degree programs aim to give you all the skills you’ll need to teach people from all over the world how to speak English.

They are designed for educators who want to expand their expertise and travel the globe teaching English to speakers of other languages. You’ll study the four main areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and focus on grammar and vocabulary. You will also look at the theoretical and practical requirements of teaching those who don’t speak English.

TESOL programs are mainly available in the UK and the US, but there are other counties you can study in like China or Cyprus. By studying TESOL abroad in an English-speaking country, not only will you get a first-class education, but you’ll be able to hone your own language skills.

TESOL program structure

Although it is possible to study TESOL programs at the undergraduate level, most programs are offered as a master’s. The bachelor’s programs that are available are usually joint-honors degrees where you will study TESOL alongside another related subject like a language, English, or linguistics.

Master’s programs are designed for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field like education, English or modern languages, and want to start a career teaching English to non-native speakers. Most master’s are available as an MA qualification and take one or two years of study to complete.

TESOL programs are usually taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops. You’ll also spend a lot of time doing independent study and have one-to-one sessions with professors where you can discuss your research and dissertation.

The modules and topics you’ll cover will vary depending on the TESOL program you choose and the university you attend. Some common areas of study include:

  • English language teaching
  • Language teacher education
  • Key issues in TESOL
  • Pedagogical grammar
  • Psychology of language learning
  • Materials development
  • Language variation and acquisition

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TESOL study abroad programs

Tesol undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in tesol

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    Bilingual Education - BA Dallas Baptist University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,872 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,872 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Early Childhood Education and TESOL - BSc Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,736 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,736 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    English: TESOL Non-Certification - BA Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,328 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,328 USD

    Start date
    August, January, April
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    Linguistics: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - BA California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,404 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,404 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - BS State University of New York at Oswego, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,679 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,679 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Certificate in tesol

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    TESOL - Cert California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 USD

    Start date
    November, May
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    TESOL - Cert Trinity Western University, Canada
    • Online

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,686 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,260 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Tesol graduate programs

Master's in tesol

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    Bilingual Education - MBEd UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia, Spain

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    5,231 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,800 EUR

    Start date
    January, February
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    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - MA Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,075 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,000 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - MA California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,800 USD

    Start date
    November, May
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    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - MA TESOL Southeast Missouri State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,990 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,990 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - MA TESOL Pace University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    36,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,288 USD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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Doctorate in tesol

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    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - EdD Alliant International University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,448 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,448 USD

    Start date
    August
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    TESOL - PhD University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,904 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,500 EUR

    Start date
    June, September, February
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Certificate in tesol

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    Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) - PGCert Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,670 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,237 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - PMAdvCert College of Staten Island, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,955 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,955 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    TESOL - PGCert Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,120 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,120 USD

    Start date
    May, July, August, October, January, March
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Future tesol careers

Most students that graduate with a TESOL degree do so with the aim of becoming an English teacher. If this is your aim, be aware that you may need additional teaching qualifications before you are able to teach professionally.

Some of the roles TESOL graduates achieve include:

  • English teacher
  • Education administrator
  • Education manager
  • Teacher trainer
  • Materials developer
  • Education researcher
  • Publisher

Use your university’s careers service if it has one, as they’ll be able to help you with your job search after graduation.