As you would expect of an academic programme at this level, Canterbury Christ Church University boasts experienced teaching staff, a reputation for academic excellence, and a balance of theory and practice – plus a keen interest in applications in the real world of ELT.
We also pride ourselves on a warm, welcoming atmosphere, a strong international community spirit, and commitment to involving students in the development of the programme.
Thanks to input from students, we offer a programme with routes designed both for students with and for students without previous teaching experience, and a course of supervised Teaching Practice for all students who want it. With this included in your programme, you will graduate as TEFL- qualified or TEFL- initiated, according to British Council criteria, further enhancing your value to future employers.
Alternatively, you can take the Practical Project module, an opportunity to create and develop an original product (for example, a sequence of teaching materials, an IT-based learning resource, or reference material for teachers …) with practical, real-world application in a field of TESOL.
If you are already TEFL-Qualified (with a Cambridge DELTA or equivalent), you may apply for exemptions from 3 modules. Typically, this allows you a ‘fast-track’ programme, beginning your studies in November instead of Sersptember.
From observation of experienced teachers in the classroom to programme-specific research training, you will be given the support you need, including the university’s free, dedicated Student Support Service to develop your academic English.