Student Comments

Here are some comments from previous students:

Name: Abdullah Alfairouz

Qualification: MA TEFL, 2015

Current Position: English language instructor at College of Technology, Unayzah campus, Saudi Arabia

What he had to say: “Studying at Swansea University was exceptionally enjoyable and it is one of the best decisions that I have ever made in my life. The MA TEFL programme took me to another level of study —  a level that combines depth and excitement at the same time. In this programme I learnt most of the language teaching related theories and their possible applications, which enabled me to observe a more comprehensive image of how English language teaching should be done. The practical parts of this programme, moreover, helped me to build confidence and be ready to get into the field of teaching. My MA degree in TEFL granted me many professional opportunities. Now I work as a full-time English language instructor at Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) in Saudi Arabia.




Name: Mary Ritchie

Qualification: MA TESOL, 2017

Current Position: Freelance Teaching

What she had to say: “I really counted it a privilege to study at Swansea University.  I cannot really compare it to my undergraduate degree at Glasgow University.  Maybe at undergraduate level I was too young to appreciate the privilege of being able to study. However, this time I was very aware of the opportunity I had been given. The support from the lecturers was excellent. They treated all the students with respect and really encouraged us to investigate and explore for ourselves, while giving us all the support we needed.  I loved all the lectures.  I would wholeheartedly recommend the M.A. TESOL at Swansea University to anyone. I loved my time there and really miss it.  Doing the course has increased my confidence in teaching English, and I am teaching a number of Chinese students who are studying A-Level courses.  As Swansea is a designated City of Sanctuary in the UK, the opportunities to help others and teach English to asylum seekers and refugees are limitless.  So, I am excited about the future and am looking forward to the opportunities ahead.” Click here if you want to read more about Mary’s experience on the MA TESOL


Name: Mike Kettle

Qualification: MA TESOL, 2018

First Position on Graduation:  English Language Instructor at Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan

In 2017 I enrolled at Swansea University to acquire a Master’s in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) because this qualification could open new doors, with even richer rewards.  I initially chose Swansea University because of the two fantastic experiences I had here previously, but I also found that the MA TESOL was ranked very highly among international institutions. Truly, the course content and support of the faculty added keen academic insight to my previous experiences and gave me not just more confidence, but a whole new set of tools to exponentially elevate my career. Within two days of handing in my dissertation in September 2018, the MA has led to unique opportunities, including interviews with prestigious universities in Japan and Aerospace institutes in Saudi Arabia.  On top of confidence and new tools, the course also helped to refine my character. This is because the standards prescribed by our lecturers are high. They expect quality and provide excellent support to students willing to rise to this challenge.  I would like to close by expressing heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the MA TESOL faculty for their support and guidance. Once again, it’s been eye-opening 🙂 Click here if you want to read more about Mike’s experience on the MA TESOL