TESOL 2B (Q1118)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module will introduce you to the social, political, linguistic and pedagogic issues involved in the teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages, and the principles and practice of a range of methods and approaches. Topics covered will include:

  • the role of English and English teaching in the world
  • social and contextual dimensions of natural language use
  • introduction to the pedagogic grammar of English
  • introduction to basic concepts of semantics and lexis
  • introduction to illocutionary force and functions and notions of language
  • introduction to some basics of language teaching methodology.



100%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Practical assessment)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: