Internationally Recognized MA in Teacheing English to Speakers of Other Languages 

CA Institute’s MA TESOL works in collaboration NILE’S MA in Professional Development for Language Education (MAPDLE), validated by the University of Chichester, is a flexibly delivered, modular postgraduate program for professionals involved in ELT or in other sectors of language education, who wish to develop their specialist skills.

It is a comprehensive Master’s program, providing in-depth and state-of-the-art coverage of the key areas of language education, whilst also providing an extensive choice of specialist elective modules to help you develop within your own particular areas of interest.

Our MA:

  • is led by recognised specialists in their field, including Phil Ball, Briony Beaven, Antonia Clare, Gavin Dudeney, Claudia Ferradas, Thom Kiddle, Sandie Mourão, Alan Pulverness, Jason Skeet, Simon Smith, Johanna Stirling, Malgosia Tetiurka and other world-renowned and published ELT experts
  • leads to a Master’s award, or other internationally recognised postgraduate qualifications, accredited by The University of Chichester
  • is designed to fit around your working life
  • ensures that you are equipped for the next step on your career path
  • offers a choice of specialist electives.
  • is available in a ‘start-any-time’ model, with a range of face-to-face, online and blended modes of learning

Designed for you

The MAPDLE has been offered now for over 20 years and was designed specifically for working professionals, to be affordable, accessible and flexible. It offers high levels of personal choice and control over the routes followed and the timing of modules. It is also eligible for EU funding support. So far over 700 teachers and trainers from 40 countries have followed the NILE MA.

The MAPDLE has always been available in a blended learning mode, but you can now choose to study an extended range of modules entirely online. You can also decide to opt for one or more short, intensive periods of face-to-face delivery, either in Norwich or in one of our accredited centres in South America, or, from 2018, in Switzerland. Each module is followed by a six-month period in which to complete post-course assignments with the distance support of the course tutor. You can complete the MA programme to fit in with other professional and personal demands on your time over a period of up to six years.

Designed by leading educationalists

The NILE MA has been designed and developed by a team with years of experience and internationally recognised expertise in TESOL and international language education to ensure that it provides the knowledge and skills needed both by individuals and by institutions involved in the learning and teaching of languages. It is subject to regular review and updating.


    Fast track opportunities

    If you already have an initial degree and the Cambridge Delta or Trinity Diploma in TESOL, you will be exempt from the core module, Language Teaching Methodology. We may also recognise other prior learning, certificated and/or experiential, that you mention on your application form.

    Module Start Method of Delivery (face-to-face in Norwich unless otherwise stated)
    Core Module – 60 credits
    Language Teaching Methodology (MALTM) July 2019 Face-to-face
    July 2019 Face-to-face Switzerland
    February 2020 Face-to-face Argentina
    January 2019, September 2019 Online
    Elective Modules 2018 – 30 credits each
    Content and Language Integrated Learning (MACLIL) August 2019 Face-to-face
    April 2019 Online
    Developing Learner Autonomy (MADLA) Continuous enrolment Online
    Management in Language Education (MAMILE) July 2019 Face-to-face
    January 2019, September 2019 Online
    Materials Development for Language Education (MAMAT) August 2019 Face-to-face
    April 2019, September 2018 Online
    Teaching Young Learners (MATYL) July 2019 Face-to-face
    September 2019 Online
    Technology Assisted Language Learning (MATALL) July 2019 Face-to-face
    January 2019 Online
    Teaching English for Academic Purposes (MATEAP) August 2019 Face-to-face
    April 2019 Online
    Testing, Evaluation and Assessment (MATEA) August 2019 Face-to-face
    January 2019, September 2019 Online
    Trainer Development (MATD) July 2019 Face-to-face
    January 2019, April 2019, September 2019 Online
    Final Module – 60 credits
    Dissertation (MADISS) Continuous enrolment Distance supervision
    15,000 words, applying the knowledge and skills acquired on the course. The dissertation is an obligatory module for completion of the MA and is supervised at distance.
    MAPDLE Dates & Fees 2019
    Online courses by date
    Overseas modules



    Full Tuition

    193,597 CZK