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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.

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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

TESOL study abroad programs

Tesol undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in tesol

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    Education: TESOL - BAEd Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,948 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,948 USD

    Start date
    July, August, October, January, March
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    Education: Secondary English with ESOL - BSc Nova Southeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    37,080 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,080 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    English Language and English Language Teaching (ELT) - BA University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,445 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,150 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    English: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (P-12) - BA Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,742 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,742 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Exceptional Student Education: ESOL and Reading Endorsement - BSc Florida International University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,566 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,566 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
    January, August
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    Teaching English as a Second Language (International ESOL) - PBcCert University of North Alabama, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,795 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,795 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - Cert Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,440 USD

    Start date
    July, August, October, January, March
    Show program overview about Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
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    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Cert University of Utah, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,104 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,104 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
    Show program overview about Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
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    TESOL - Cert Trinity Western University, Canada
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    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,822 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,800 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Tesol graduate programs

Master's in tesol

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    Linguistics: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - MA TESOL California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,658 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,658 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (MEd) - MEd The University of British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,399 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,450 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    TESOL: Educational Technology - MA TESOL Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,310 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,310 USD

    Start date
    July, August, October, January, March
    Show program overview about Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) - Education Technology (EdTech)
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    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Thesis) - MA TESOL Campbellsville University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,552 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,552 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    TESOL - MEd Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,482 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,852 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Master of Education TESOL

Doctorate in tesol

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    TESOL - PhD University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,234 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    June, September, February
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Certificate in tesol

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    TESOL - PGCert Westcliff University, USA

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

    Fee in university's local currency 9,120 USD

    Start date
    July, August, October, January, March
    Show program overview about Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
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    Teaching English as a Second Language - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,323 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,058 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Teaching English as a Second Language - GradCert Conestoga College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,277 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,996 CAD

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

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,188 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,875 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Plus)

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.