MSc TESOL Internship

A distinctive and exciting part of the MSc TESOL is the Internship – the 6-weeks of teaching experience in one of our well-established partner schools.

For the Internship you can choose between two options: ODILS (Open Doors International Language School) in Plymouth and UCBC (Universidad Chileno-Británica de Cultura) in Santiago, Chile.

Some International students may not be able to undertake the Internship in Chile, because of the terms of their visa. Please check your eligibility by emailling

  • You don’t need any teaching experience – you’ll receive appropriate preparation before you go into a classroom
  • If you do have teaching experience, the Internship will provide the opportunity to develop your skills further, informed by the input and assignments on the MSc modules.
  • You’ll be carefully counselled in your choice of Internship through individual tutorials, and once on the placement you will be given high-quality induction and support by school-based mentors as well as University supervisors.
  • The Internship will take place after Term 2, in the months of March-May (exact dates to be confirmed).  After the Internship there’ll be the opportunity either to stay on in-country or to travel in the region.
  • On graduation there are excellent opportunities for long-term employment in a school or university setting.

Doing your Internship at Open Doors (ODILS) gives you an exciting opportunity to develop your TESOL skills working with marginalised groups from over 40 different nations.

UCBC is a relatively small, friendly bilingual university in Santiago, which highlights the role of English on all its courses.   The Internship would involve you teaching English to students in one of UCBC’s language centres. Doing the internship in UCBC gives you a unique chance to develop your TESOL skills in a beautiful part of South America. Click to see to a UK student talking about her time as a teaching assistant at UCBC.

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