Teacher education

We offer a range of professional English language teaching modules as part of our MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TEFL/TESOL) in the Department of Language and Linguistics.

New teachers

We run a range of modules for new and early-career teachers to develop personally and professionally, by relating the theory of teaching English as a foreign language to its practical application within the English language teaching context.

Experienced teachers

We offer advanced teaching modules for experienced teachers to upgrade practical skills, linking them to the latest developments in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Our modules have a strong emphasis on the development and production of high quality teaching materials to suit the contexts in which teachers work.

Sample lecture

This lecture examines an important concept related to materials development for English language teaching - 'authenticity'.

PG events

Book a place at a postgraduate event to find out about studying at a top 20 UK research university. Staff will be available to answer your questions and you can speak to students about life at Essex.

Fees and scholarships

Find out details about our fees and scholarships. If you would like any further information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Virtual tours and videos

Can't get to one of our Open Days? Our interactive virtual tours allow you to explore our campuses, accommodation and facilities in Colchester and Southend.

How to apply

How to apply

Find out how to apply for an Essex Pathways Department course. We can provide help and advice, and guide you through the application process. We will also explain key academic information to help you understand student life at Essex