“Being a full time mature student at York St
John while also holding down a full time job at 37 hours a week,
and having a family to support has certainly been a challenging
Using a flexible working pattern
to get to lectures and study has given me the opportunity to get a
Degree with Honours in Language and Human Communication [now
English Language and Linguistics].
The specialist programme has been
an incredibly rewarding experience. The mix of younger and mature
students works very well, the staff have been very supportive, and
the interesting content of the modules have all combined to make
the last three years very fulfilling.”
"Having some teaching experience
and a linguistics degree, I decided to study for the York St
John MA in Teaching English to Speakers
of other Languages (TESOL) to get an
insight into the theoretical side of language teaching. After just
two weeks on the programme I was critically examining my teaching
methods, as well as teaching part-time!
The interesting module content and
class discussions have boosted my motivation and given me a good
understanding of current research in TESOL. An added bonus is the
good mix of home and international students, for both academic and
Robert received his BA (Hons) degree in
2007 and his MA in 2008. He is now teaching English at a high
school affiliated to Renmin University (Renda Fuzhong), in Beijing.
He prepares the students there for the US SAT university exam, as
well as teaching an English IGCSE course which qualifies students
for entry into UK and Australian universities.