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This Master’s programme is the only one in London with an exclusive focus on ‘teaching’ encompassing the areas of TESOL and TEFL – as opposed to Applied Linguistics and is aimed at practising teachers as a form of continuing professional development.

Please note that the course is not a teaching qualification but an academic award which not only enhances job opportunities but also enables graduates to pursue further studies at a doctoral level. However, if you do not have enough classroom experience and want to become a qualified teacher of English as you study the MA, we offer a module (Teaching Practicum) leading to CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults). At UEL, the certificate can be obtained in only 12 weeks.*

Upon completion, our graduates normally apart from following a PhD route, also become teacher trainers, consultants and advisors in the areas of English Language Teaching and Education, publishers, and school managers, among other high-stake posts

Speaking our native language comes naturally. Acquiring a second language is a much more complex undertaking that a skilled teacher can make easier. This fascinating course will give you a deeper understanding of the field of English language teaching in the UK and in a global context. It addresses the language systems of English, as well as reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will also examine second-language acquisition theories and the impact that these have on English language teaching pedagogy.

You will explore the implications of the global spread of English, the rise of ‘new Englishes’ around the world and the political and cultural dimensions of teaching English as an international language.

Ultimately, the course will open up exciting and stimulating career opportunities, both nationally and internationally, as a teacher of English or as someone who will shape the future of English language teaching.

This Master’s programme is the only one in London with an exclusive focus on ‘teaching’ encompassing the areas of TESOL and TEFL – as opposed to Applied Linguistics and is aimed at practising teachers as a form of continuing professional development. Please note that the course is not a teaching qualification but an academic...

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Course Content

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

MODULES

  • Second Language Acquisition and ELT (core)
  • Applied Research Project in ELT (core)
  • Language Awareness for ELT (core)
  • Approaches to Teaching and Learning in ELT (optional)
  • Teaching and Learning ELT (Mental Wealth) (core)
  • Teaching Practicum (CELTA) (core)

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change. MODULES Second Language Acquisition and ELT (core) Applied Research Project in ELT (core) Language Awareness for ELT...

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Entry Requirements

DEGREE :-  Minimum 2.2 Honours in Social Sciences or Humanities subject (e.g. Languages, English, Education, Psychology).

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS :-  Evidence of relevant classroom experience.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS :- Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and Speaking.

DEGREE :-  Minimum 2.2 Honours in Social Sciences or Humanities subject (e.g. Languages, English, Education, Psychology).

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS :-  Evidence of relevant classroom experience.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS :- Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and Speaking.

Assessment Methods

As the course is practical in nature, there are no examinations. There are written assignments for each module (either one of 5,000 words or two of 2,500 words each). These may include essays, book or article reviews, the creation and evaluation of pedagogic materials and small-scale action research projects.

You will also write a 14,000-word dissertation, which is your opportunity to investigate a specific field of study in depth. An important part of the dissertation and overall assessment will be research methods training.

As the course is practical in nature, there are no examinations. There are written assignments for each module (either one of 5,000 words or two of 2,500 words each). These may include essays, book or article reviews, the creation and evaluation of pedagogic materials and small-scale action research projects. You will also write a 14,000-word dissertation, which is your...

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Additional Information

The course consists of four modules and a dissertation, which includes research methods training.

You will look at the theoretical, conceptual side of language systems within the field of applied linguistics. You will explore how we can draw on these theories to devise a curriculum and learning materials.

Because English is a world language, both power and ideology are intertwined with its teaching. The course offers a chance to examine the politics or the social dimensions of teaching English as a foreign and as a second language.

For instance, English is associated with modernisation in some parts of the world. In developing countries it can be seen as key to social mobility, even if that is more discourse than reality.

Subjects such as these will form the basis of discussion seminars as you explore how theory works in practice.

You will also be exposed to research methodologies in the Second Language Acquisition module and have the opportunity to work on a dissertation that involves language data collection, perhaps from your own students.

The course consists of four modules and a dissertation, which includes research methods training. You will look at the theoretical, conceptual side of language systems within the field of applied linguistics. You will explore how we can draw on these theories to devise a curriculum and learning materials. Because English is a world language, both power and ideology are...

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