My MA TESOL programme combines theory and practice. In the theory study classroom, because the size of the class is quite small, each course is a workshop-lecture. Before each lesson, my classmates and I read the reference book and come with questions. In the class, the lecturers participate in our group discussion. After the class we also have the study group of 3-4 people, discussing the reading questions or assignment together.
For the teaching practice, I often write my plans on my own, then share it with peers for modification. After the lessons and each tutor’s feedback we still have peer evaluations that we organize ourselves, which is very useful!
There are workshops for fine-tuning research skills, dissertation writing, and exciting conferences that King’s offers. One of my classmates even won the fund from King’s to participate in an international TESOL conference.