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Teaching English as a second or other language (TESOL)

Edinburgh prides itself on attracting the best students from all over the world.

According to official figures, over 9,000 international students from more than 130 countries study at the University currently - in other words, students representing around 65% of the world's countries, and many more local identities, study here. This number is set to grow each year, as Edinburgh is committed to invite students from diverse backgrounds as a way to revitalise the teaching and research that is going on.

Many of these students have studied English as a second or other language in their home countries, and the drive towards an English-medium education seems to continue unfettered in many countries across the world. This means that more and more local English teachers are needed. The Edinburgh Summer School offers a unique chance to explore how teaching English as a second or other language (TESOL) is a rewarding and future-proof career, and we will look forward to seeing you on New Directions in Second Language Teaching this summer.

Course organiser: Dr Claudia Rosenhan