Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Elisavet Stylianou

MA TESOL Studies

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About me

I come from Cyprus and I did my undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Newcastle, UK.

I wanted to teach English but I felt I wasn’t prepared enough, so I chose to do the MA TESOL Studies, and I chose Leeds because it is a good university.

Teaching English is something that interests me. I want to be a good teacher so I appreciate everything I am learning.

My experience

For me, the best part of this course is my fellow students/future colleagues. It’s amazing what you can learn from people coming from different cultures and backgrounds – it helps you find out about yourself too!

The learning facilities in the school and university are good and offer what is necessary. I specifically love the Brotherton library; it is an amazing building and has a ‘studying atmosphere’.

Once I have finished my course, I am planning to teach English in Cyprus, where I come from. I am very excited about it.

Outside of study

There are SO many things to do here! Leeds University Union is fantastic, it has so many opportunities. I only wish I had more time to do more!

This year, I’ve joined the union’s Sign Language Society, and ended up with a Level 1 qualification in British Sign Language.

I’m also a member of The Edge, the university’s gym, where I mostly do Zumba, aqua-aerobics, body attack and body pump. I also took a short beginners squash course. All in a very reasonable price: it costs about £15 a month.

The School of Education has organised parties which I’ve attended (Christmas party, end of year party), and also a weekend at the Lake District at the beginning of the academic year which was unique. How often do you get to go hiking with your university lecturers?

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