Our vibrant academic community is made up of top-class students with strong undergraduate degrees who come from many different parts of the world.
In the most recent cohort, students came from China, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and Vietnam. As a result, our TESOL student community is diverse and vibrant, ensuring all students have a full and varied learning experience.
'I chose this University because of its good reputation and it offered me the courses I need for my career. I also considered the city itself and found Edinburgh to be the most suitable place to live as it is so peaceful and beautiful.'
'The year I spent in completing the programme has brought me a lot of unforgettable experiences and memories. Those informative lectures, inspiring workshop discussions, practical microteaching, intensive literature reading and essay writing, all have helped to build up my confidence in my future teaching and research.'
'The programme as a whole exceeded my expectations, and I feel like a better teacher because of it.'
Our students benefit from the opportunity to research new ways of teaching English and even gain the opportunity to attend and present at international conferences.
It was such a great honour and amazing experience to be part of the University of Edinburgh. I now understand how to apply my knowledge of English curriculum design, as I will design the curriculum for the course I teach at university.
I did the TESOL programme because I wanted to update my knowledge and advance my career. The University of Edinburgh TESOL programme offered many interesting courses. I was also deeply impressed by the many kind and outstanding tutors on the TESOL programme – they helped me to think professionally about my teaching career. As a graduate of the TESOL programme, I feel more competent and confident about my job. The programme taught me how to reflect on my class and to become a teacher-researcher who is conducting research to improve teaching methods and students’ outcomes.
Our students value the importance of enjoying time outside of study and are fortunate to be able to take advantage of social events which take place in the Moray House School of Education and Sport.
University Societies and the City
Our students also benefit from opportunities to meet new people through the University’s clubs and societies and enjoy experiencing Edinburgh as a city, regularly voted one of the best places to live in the world.