Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Online)

University of Stirling


Stirling Campus


This online TESOL course is an advanced training and professional qualification for people who already work in any area of teaching English as a foreign or second language. You’ll leave with the knowledge and practical classroom skills to be a confident, critically reflective and enterprising teacher.

Delivered completely online, but with the option of attending modules on campus, this course is ideal for those who want to study while continuing to teach. Delivered by experienced professionals who have lived and taught around the globe, the course offers an excellent balance between theory and practice using a range of cutting-edge, innovative teaching methods.

The course draws on practitioners and best practice from across the TESOL sector, focusing on the development of advanced professional capabilities and knowledge in language learning and teaching.

You can also opt to specialise in one of the following pathways of study:

- MSc TESOL (Corpus Linguistics)
- MSc TESOL (Computer Assisted Language Learning).

You can exit after stage 1 with PgCert Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

You can exit after stage 2 with PgDip Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are expected to have at least two years full-time English language teaching experience.

Those entering the course with a recent Cambridge or Trinity DELTA will get exemption from TESPD01 TESOL Methodology in year 1 and TESPD06 Grammar for TESOL in year 2.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

30 months


Social Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other